Homesteading

4 Easy Ways to Recycle Kitchen Scraps

4 Easy Ways to Recycle Kitchen Scraps

Y'all, we throw away a lot of food in America.  Wouldn't it be awesome if...
Do This With Homegrown Tomatoes

The Homegrown Tomato Trick that Saved My Sanity

I wish someone had told me this homegrown tomato trick long ago!  It's currently saving...
The Easiest Way to Deseed a Pepper

The Easiest Way to Deseed a Pepper

Whether you are harvesting tons of peppers from your own garden or you hit the...
How to Teach Kids Where Food Comes From

How to Teach Kids Where Food Comes From

As a nation, I think we might possibly be failing when to teach kids where...
3 Reasons Why Your Homestead Needs a Barn Cat

3 Reasons Why Your Homestead Needs a Barn Cat

Are you considering adding a barn cat to your homestead?  You should!  Today Mr. Native...
DIY Chicken Tractor

How to Raise Pastured Poultry, Part 2: DIY Chicken Tractor

Your baby chicks have arrived and you've got them all settled into their new DIY...
7 Reasons to Start Your Own Seeds Indoors

7 Reasons to Start Your Own Seeds Indoors

After wanting to start my own seeds indoors for YEARS, I finally tackled the challenge...
How to Start Seeds Indoors

How to Start Seeds Indoors: A Simple Method

Even though I've been gardening for years and years, I was never exactly sure how...
Simple DIY Seed Starting System

Simple DIY Seed Starting System: Shelves & Lights

Have you ever wanted to start seeds indoors but felt overwhelmed at the prospect of...
How to Refinish a Vintage Claw Foot Tub

How to Refinish a Vintage Claw Foot Tub

I spent a lot of time psyching myself up for this project in our new...
The Real Cost of Raising Meat Birds: Year Two

The Real Cost of Raising Meat Birds: Year Two

Our second year of raising meat birds was filled with ups and downs.   Mostly ups,...
Favorite Books for Homestead Kids

Favorite Books for Homestead Kids

It's been a while since I've shared a "best books list" here on the blog. ...
Our Big Meat Bird Mistake: How We Accidentally Killed 35 Chickens

Our Big Meat Bird Mistake: How We Accidentally Killed 35 Chickens

I almost don't even want to share our great big costly meat bird mistake of...
What Would You Do If You Weren't Afraid?

What Would You Do If You Weren’t Afraid?

What would you do if you weren't afraid? Is it big enough and important enough...
Great Big Homestead Gift List

Great Big Homestead Gift List

Just in time for the holidays, I'm excited to share my Great Big Homestead Gift...