Bellow you will find some of my favorite products. Most of the links bellow are affiliate links. This means that if you find something you like and end up purchasing it, I get a small amount of money from the vendor for referring you. It doesn’t cost you anything and it helps me keep this blog going. I appreciate your support very much!
Espoma – the organic plant food of my choice. Espoma has a few different products for vegetables, fruit, blueberries… Choose the one that is right for you.
Right Angle Trowel – this tool makes planting so much easier on the wrists.
Broadfork – forget about tilling your garden. Just use the broadfork to air the soil a little bit and your plants will be very happy.
Corelle Dishes – I love my Corelle dishes. They are made with break and scratch resistant patented Vitrelle glass technology so even my 2 years old can help me with the dishes. I use less plastic (because the kids can use them too), and they are elegant, thin (so they don’t take much room), and light.
Cuisinart Stick Blender – I have this blender for a few years now and it’s still going strong. I use the stick blender and the chopper/grinder attachment mostly.
Bosch Mixer – heavy duty mixer with a blender.
Cuisinart Food Processor – a great food processor to make your life easier in the kitchen.
Pasta Maker – I was so surprised to find out how simple it is to make pasta at home! And this machine makes it even easier.
Mixing Bowles – These are just simple mixing bowls. Nothing fancy, but they are so useful around the kitchen.
Mountain Buggy Duet Double Stroller – if you have young children that accompany you around the homestead and need a place to nap, rest, or be strapped, this is a great stroller. I didn’t want to spend so much but I wanted an off-road kind of stroller because we are out on the field most of the time and not in the mall. This was a great investment.
FOOD AND HEALTH PRODUCTS
Coconut Oil – no homestead is complete without good, organic coconut oil. From cooking to cosmetics to a healing massage, this oil has so many uses around the home.
Bee Wax – if you are into making your own cosmetics, I’ve learned that it is much easier to use pastilles instead of buying one big block of wax and trying to divide it.
Essential Oils – I use my essential oils for everything. From cleaning to cooking and mostly to solve health issues naturally, they are so powerful I am amazed each time I use them. It is all about quality when it comes to essential oils. If you would like to learn where I buy the purest oils for wholesale price, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I will send some valuable information your way.
Flour – I use Great River Organic Milling products when it comes to flour. It is a very high-quality flour and ordering it from Amazon makes it easy for me because the UPS guy is doing the lifting!
Echinacea Tea – one of my dear readers recommended this tea to me two years ago. We try to drink at least 4 cups of this tea a week (the kids too). It’s been two years since we were sick. This is a must in every home if you ask me, especially if your kids go to school. It will keep your immune system super strong.
BOOKS AND EDUCATION
A Cheesemaker’s Journy – this is the book I use for homemade cheese recipes.
The Organic Medicinal Herb Farmer – my passion is natural health care and I wish to one day own a medicinal herb farm. This book has all the information one needs about growing medicinal herbs for market (and personal use).
Elliot Coleman – an amazing farmer who does things a bit different. He has three books and they are all fabulous. The Winter Harvest Handbook is great if you are interesting in learning how to grow food year-round, even in the dead of winter up North.
The New Organic Grower will show you how to make a full-time income as a farmer on only two acres of land.
Four Season Harvest is another great book that will give both a farmer and a home gardener the information they need to grow a successful garden.
The Market Gardener – this couple is making a full-time income from farming just a couple of acres. They take Elliot Coleman methods of growing and change them just a little bit to fit their style. A great, practical book.
Storey’s Guide to Growing Organic Vegetables – Keith Stewart grows 12 acres of organic vegetables. I love this book because it shows that there is a bridge between conventional farming and organic farming. It shows that there is a way to grow many acres of vegetables organically.
Modern Essentials – the bible of essential oils. I refer to this book every time I need an oily remedy but not sure what to use. Also has many recipes for essential oils blends. If you are interested in essential oils and decide to join our family you will get this book as a gift from me. Email me at email@example.com for more information.
Herbal Academy of New England – if you are into herbal healing you should visit this site. So much good information. If you want to take your herbal education one step further, you can sign up to The Herbarium. For only $45 a year, you get a huge amount of material about medicinal herbs and how to use them. Or you can sign up for one of their courses.
The Small Scale Poultry Flock – everything you need to know about growing a healthy flock of chickens. From breeds to feeding to butchering. A really great book.
Hoegger Supply Company – cheesemaking, soapmaking, and goat supplies.
Johny’s Selected Seeds – seeds and small farming equipment.
Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds – interesting rare seeds.
Mountain Rose Herbs – bulk herbs and spices.
The Potato Garden – the place to order seed potatoes and garlic.
Botanical Interests – seeds and garden supplies.
My Oil Grear – essential oils equipment and diffusers.
Premier 1 – Fencing and other homestead equipment.
Aweber – email newsletter service. Affordable price and easy to use. I am so sorry I didn’t start with this one from the beginning!
Tailwind – Pinterest management. This is the best tool ever. Saves you so much time and helps you drive more traffic to your site through Pinterest.
Blogger Blue Print – Jill Winger’s blogging course that I highly recommend. If you are just starting out in the world of blogging, or if you feel stuck, check out this course.
GoDaddy – between all our businesses together, we have three websites hosted by GoDaddy. They are affordable and have great customer service.
Grammarly – English is not my first language, but I would probably use this service even if it was. It checks your spelling and grammar.
Deposit Photos – this is where I get stock photos if I can’t take my own photos of something.