In this post you will learn how to can milk. It can be raw milk or store-bought milk, cow’s milk or goat’s milk… They are all done the same. I have this fascination with old ways of doing things… If it’s how to tan a deer hide or weaving a basket or preserving food, I […]
In this post I’ll share with you 15 essential oils for skin care. These oils will help you keep your skin looking young, smooth, healthy, and wrinkle-free naturally! I hate makeup. Maybe it’s because of my homesteading lifestyle… It just doesn’t fit when you are sweaty and in the barn cleaning animal poop. When […]
In this post you will learn how to butcher a duck. We will work through the process step-by-step and I hope this post will help you put some of your own home-raised meat in the freezer! You know what’s the best thing about homesteading… The neighbors. When you live among people who get you, […]
In this post I’ll share with you 25 vegetables that you can plant in your fall garden. If there are any other vegetables you had success with in the fall garden, please comment below and share your experience with us! Sometimes, by the end of summer, we are simply ready to say bye-bye to […]
In this post you will learn everything I know about raising Muscovy Ducks! If you have any experience with these wonderful creature and you want to share or add anything, please comment below. I’ve been raising Muscovy ducks for a year and a half now and I can tell you, hands down, it’s the easiest […]
Last year, I planted a variety of sweet pepper called Lunchbox Pepper Mix. I got them from Johny’s Selected Seeds, you can find them here. They are my favorite sweet pepper to grow because they are beautiful, usually don’t attract pests, and each plant produces a whole lot of peppers.
If you read my previous beekeeping posts, you probably noticed that I took on the challenge of reducing the cost of beekeeping for beginners. I’ve wanted bees for a long time but I simply didn’t have $800 to set up a couple hives to start with. We talked about the difference between the common Langstroth […]
Thinning, if it’s vegetables or fruit, is the hardest job for a gardener. Your heart is aching when you pull or pick what looks like a perfectly good veggie or fruit. But as much as it’s painful, even a gardener with the tiniest amount of experience will tell you that thinning is absolutely necessary.
Remember last week, when we made an amazing mulberry jam from Pakistani Mulberries? So this week we are going to use the jam to make thumbprint cookies. The recipe for the dough is just a simple recipe for sugar cookies. I make them all the time with my kids. They love decorating them with sprinkles […]
My childhood memories include a whole lot of mulberries. I grew up in Israel, in a small place called Kibbutz. If you are not familiar with a Kibbutz, it’s basically a self-sustained commune. You can learn more about the Kibbutz Here. We used to skip classes and go wandering around. You could find us in different […]
I had the pleasure of spending another magical weekend at Turtle Island Preserve. It’s becoming my favorite destination for mommy-run-away-weekend (I spent a weekend there before learning how to tan deer hides). This time, I went to volunteer for the weekend and ended up receiving a privet bamboo workshop! How that happened, I am still not […]
This is one of my favorite bread recipes! There is no need to knead the dough, it is made of simple ingredients that are super cheap, and it looks and tastes like a fancy bread from a professional bread maker from a small village in the lush green hills of France.
”Mommy, I’m hungry”. I swear I’ve heard this sentence more times than I’ve heard the guineas screeching… And those guys don’t shut up EVER so it’s saying something. My kids are hungry every 30 minutes. My four-year-old boy will eat me if I let him!
There is nothing like the taste of a fresh garden tomato. An organic, homegrown tomato tastes nothing like the one you get at the store. I think most people know that and in fact, I think that tomatoes bring more people to gardening than any other fruit or vegetable.