As a busy (and working part-time) mom, I lack the time in the mornings to create a farmstead feast for my family. However, we have found a way for all of us to eat a filling, wholesome and delicious breakfast before we head out the door: I started making my own granola several years ago and I’ve never looked back! Continue reading →
I sat down with a friend the other night who has operated a local timber-framing company for nearly twenty years now. His words of wisdom will serve me well on my growing homestead – and maybe you, too. Continue reading →
Whether you’re following a meatless diet or cutting back on meat, protein is still a building block necessary to your health. Here’s how you can make complete proteins a part of your daily diet – easily!
It’s here, it’s here – the First Day of Spring! Here in Ohio, the weather may or may not cooperate on this “official” day, but just imagine: very soon, we’ll all be throwing open the windows, shaking out the rugs and giving the whole house a breath of fresh air. Continue reading →
As homeowners and homesteaders look for satisfying ways to simplify their lives and keep costs down, many are making their own soaps. Making homemade laundry soap can slash the cost of keeping laundry clean while extending the life of clothing, towels and other laundry. Continue reading →
Rendering lard – is it really as hard as “they” say? Back in the “good old days,” lard was the only fat that was used besides butter for cooking, baking, or even spreading on bread for a sandwich. Continue reading →