Goat rescues and shelters. They aren’t as common as dog and cat rescues, but they exist. Finding a reputable goat rescue is a challenge at times, though. With goats not being as commonplace as house pets, some “rescues” take advantage of the eternal cuteness of goats to rack in the dough without truly helping the cause. There are some things… Read More
Sand is the answer to an obsessive person’s dreams. Close your eyes and imagine: Beautifully manicured chicken feet, zen garden furrows in the ground, everything staying in it’s place instead of blowing around whenever a wing is flapped. Imagine walking in and smelling… nothing. Sand, my dear readers, is the answer.
Homesteading is a lifestyle of self-sufficiency. It is characterized by subsistence agriculture, home preservation of foodstuffs, and it may or may not also involve the small-scale production of textiles, clothing, and craft work for the household use. Homesteading is not defined by where someone lives, such as the city or the country, but by the lifestyle choices they make.” —… Read More
Mixed berry jam is perfect for this time of year. The strawberries are just wrapping up for the season, the raspberries are abundant, and we’re starting to see some blueberries on the low bushes. None have appeared on the high bushes, but they’ll be here before we know it. This is the recipe I make, but feel free to change… Read More
Every baker needs a good, reliable brownie recipe. I have hunted high and low for one that is truly perfect. I have exciting news! I have found it – dark, rich, chewy, gooey and it doesn’t use a block or two of chocolate. This triple chocolate brownie is divine. As a bonus, it is also super quick to make and… Read More
Food may very well be the crux of homesteading. Homesteaders are growing food, cooking with it, and preserving it. You may think you don’t have the space or time to be dealing with growing food, but I assure you, this is a step of homesteading that anyone can do. Growing Food Indoors Everyone, seriously — everyone, should be growing indoors…. Read More
I was all ready to make my cleaners for the month and I realized I was out of Washing Soda. After checking out shelves throughout the county I realized I may no longer be able to purchase my Washing Soda locally. After a frantic Google search I discovered you can make your own!
Today I am going to discuss a bird of a different feather. The cute and personable quail. I was proposing the idea of getting Coturnix quail to my dear and wonderful husband. Being the way I am, I researched like a mad woman and drew out a sketch of my proposed quail pen to show him. So why quail? There are so many great reasons. While quail farming might not be ideal for every homesteader, they can fit into homesteads both large and small.
Yes, my dog is spoiled rotten. I make her shampoo for spa days and I use homemade flea collars on her to spare her nasty chemicals. We even make her food. Sometimes her dinner is fancier than mine. Yes, I get jealous at times, but she’s given me 16 years of companionship so she’s totally worth it. That’s why I… Read More
I am a huge fan of making my own green cleaners, but let’s be honest here. There are only so many hours in a day. Sometimes you just want to grab a bottle of cleaner off a shelf. Are all green cleaners created equally? Heck no! I’ve tried a lot of brands and it’s not as simple as saying choose… Read More