Category Archive: Homesteading

5 Tips to Keep Your Homestead Rodent Free!

5 Tips to Keep Your Homestead Rodent Free! Pests are a devious lot. The rodents, in particular, are so cunning. They live rough lives chased by owls and other predators and have the potential to cause so much trouble in your life. In a disaster scenario or a severe SHTF scenario, You will come to …

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How To Protect Cucumber Plants From Beetles And Powdery Mildew

How To Protect Cucumber Plants From Beetles And Powdery Mildew It should come as no surprise that when we plant food other creatures want to eat that food, too. These could be furry creatures or miniscule ones. Just the other day I spotted a little bunny roaming my garden and my immediate reaction was to …

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Homemade Root Beer Syrup (for Fermented Soda)

Homemade Root Beer Syrup (for Fermented Soda) Is there anything better than root beer in a frosted mug in the summer time? I don’t think so. Unless we are talking about a quality home brewed root beer like the one written about in this article. When you start to taste food and drink that is …

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How Homesteading Has Made Me A Better Wife

How Homesteading Has Made Me A Better Wife Sometimes its a title that makes the whole thing go. This article has one such article. If you have gone through the adversity of starting and running a homestead you know it changes you. Most of the time it changes you for the better. This author has …

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Southern Peach Tea: A Recipe to Know by Heart

Southern Peach Tea: A Recipe to Know by Heart There are some incredible things that happen when you head south. You find a rich culture and a band of people who share very similar ideals. You also realize that their simple appreciation of life and love for things like the outdoors. Then you get smacked …

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Sugardine – A Cheap Homemade Antiseptic

Sugardine – A Cheap Homemade Antiseptic I first heard about Sugardine from my grandpa and I’ve seen him use it many times on the farm. This homemade antiseptic was used every time he needed to prevent and kill infections on his animals. Although it was his primary method to treat abscesses and thrush on the …

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How To Make Your Own Homemade Survival Bars

How To Make Your Own Homemade Survival Bars Have you ever wanted to make your own survival food bars? The ones you can get from the stores are so expensive, I haven’t bought one in a while but the last time I did I think I paid like 2 bucks for 1 bar. No thank …

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Dehydrating Veggies 101

Dehydrating Veggies 101 Dehydrating is a bit easier to do than canning because you prep the veggies or fruits and you can let it sit in the dehydrator unattended. Because it’s less of a time investment, you get to do other essential things while the veg is dehydrating. The good thing about dehydrating the vegetables …

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10 Mistakes to Avoid When Going Off The Grid

10 Mistakes to Avoid When Going Off The Grid People go off the grid for a variety of reasons. Some do it because it allows them to become more self-sustainable. They can grow their own food, get their own water, and don’t need to rely on grocery stores to survive. Others do it for the …

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How To Get All Your Hot Water Needs From A Compost Mound

How To Get All Your Hot Water Needs From A Compost Mound Did you know that composting can provide you with hot water? Goes to show all those kitchen scraps you throw away is actually costing you more money that you think! Did you know that when compost breaks down it produces heat? With this heat …

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