In this tutorial, we will learn how to grow a mint plant from cuttings. Mint is a very simple plant to grow that you can enjoy year round. If you plant it in a container, you’ll be able to bring it indoors for the winter and as long as you provide it with good lighting […]
In this post, we will learn how to make ricotta cheese from whey. After making cheese, we are left with a good amount of whey, making ricotta from it is simple and quick. If you have your own dairy animals or if you use store-bought milk to make your cheese, it takes some effort to […]
In this post, we will learn how to clip chicken wings so that they won’t be able to escape the fenced area they are in by flying over the fence. We will go over when it’s a good idea to do it and how to get it done. It’s just a simple task that can save […]
In this post, I will share with you 10 tips for growing herbs in containers. We will go over why I think that it’s better to grow herbs in containers instead of in the garden and I‘ll share my experience and personal tips for growing better herbs.
In this post, we will go over how to thin carrots. We will go over two possible ways to do this. The second way is not very common but still totally possible and can be done in the small home garden. I’ll also give some suggestions of things you can do with the precious seedlings […]
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 […]
This is a step-by-step tutorial on how to thin fruit trees. If you grow your own fruit, thinning your trees will help them grow larger and sweeter fruit. It will benefit the tree too and will ensure better production for years to come.
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.
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.
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.
This is a tutorial on how to plant fruit trees. I wish we could grow fruit like we grow vegetables… Plant, grow, harvest, repeat every year and learn from our mistakes as we go. But with fruit trees, since it takes some time until you actually get to harvest and enjoy your fruit and since […]