Charcoal, what’s it good for?

I was recently stung by a bee (that’s the third time this year!). I started with applying after bite, which is a liquid bite solution that has baking soda in it. That didn’t seem to be helping, but I remembered that I had activated charcoal in my medicine cabinet. Activated charcoal has many uses. Some…

For the Love of Garlic!

Every year we plant garlic. It has many great health benefits along with adding flavor to your favorite dishes. Here’s how we made our own garlic powder.

A new Blog!

It’s summer and I’m excited to start sharing all the things we’ve been up to and what life is bringing us. I’m looking for a new name for the blog, since I’m not just focusing on homesteading. I’d like a name that encompasses our family and life style. So, watch for the name change. Since…

What to do with all those Green Tomatoes…

A few years ago my mom started making these yummy Spicy Green Tomatoes! Today I made my very own! Not only are these delicious, they are pretty! So here is the recipe: 7 Quart Jars 8 C Water 4 C Cider Vinegar 1 C Sea Salt 24 C Tomatoes 14 Garlic Cloves 7 Dill Heads…

Staying on task…ooooh Squirrel

While I have completed some things this week, I feel that I have totally lost that organized and with it person I used to be. In my early twenties, I remember having lists, getting up and getting at it right away. Now I have lists, but then I also have the distraction of TV and…

Making it from scratch…

In this journey in homesteading and eating whole foods, I’ve fallen in love with being able to make anything and everything from scratch. Laundry soap (haven’t done it yet, but I will post my recipe when I do), dishwasher tablets, coffee creamer, sweetened condensed milk, yogurt…you get the idea. Over the last week I make…

Preserving-Canning, dehydrating, freezing…Oh my!

This is my first blog post so bear with me! I have done very little preserving until this summer. I have only made jams thus far. I have a garden 10 times the size of the one I had when I lived in the city, so this has been a very busy season! I started…