Homesteads come in different shapes and sizes but what is constant is that life on a homestead is one of hard work and great joy.
The revitalization of the “Back-to-Basics” movement has brought with it the old-world skills that the pioneers once used to survive, but with a modern-day twist. While no longer essential to survival, these skills are now being used by modern homesteaders to gain their freedom from dependence.
Use your bumper crop of garden vegetables to create a deliciously savory pork roast. Paired with ripe tomato, savory squash, fresh pepper, and hearty carrots, it is an easy dish perfect for simple summertime living.
Use sun-ripened tomatoes and sweet basil from your garden to craft this deliciously simple Italian recipe. Earthy and vibrant in flavor, this bruschetta is sure to become your new summer staple.
We are in the midst of a walking renaissance as millions of people discover a daily stroll can prevent disease, boost energy, ease stress, connect us with our communities, and is just plain fun. The number of us who regularly take a walk has risen six percent in the last decade. Oklahoma City is taking part to improve life for people who walk — and reaping big benefits.
Purchase romaine lettuce once, regrow it again and again! Use this simple tutorial to slash your salad bill while enjoying tasty, healthful greens.
Recycle an everyday pallet to make a beautiful spring garden for your porch or patio.
Cooler, wetter summer than usual in Oklahoma, but the tomatoes produced very well with no water from the tap. 2015 experiment begins.
Use your slow cooker to create a flavorful, pull-apart venison roast. Crushed tomatoes, onions and simple seasonings give this dish a savory and mouth-watering flavor.
Use salami, cream cheese and peperoncini to make a delicious yet simple appetizer. Protein-packed and tangy, these roll-ups satisfy the hungriest of crowds.
Use olive oil, garlic, oregano and more to create an appetizer that is both savory and satisfying. Easy to make, these seasoned crackers will be a hit at your next holiday gathering.
Use garden tomatoes, peppers, onions, beans, and more to create this simple yet nutritious tortilla soup recipe. Ground venison adds a healthful and satisfying punch of protein.
Use saltine crackers to make a sweet and salty candy. Coated with marshmallows, chocolate, and toffee, it is the perfect treat to give or enjoy this Christmas season.
Apples in autumn are crisp and glorious. Use your fresh bounty to create this delicious homemade applesauce in a slow cooker.
Use your crockpot to make this cinnamon-sweet, apple candied cider treat perfect for warming up a cool autumn evening.
Use this simple technique to preserve your bounty of fresh summer peppers.
Use garden tomatoes and in-season avocado to create a simple, yet satisfying sandwich.
A basic recipe for making compost tea.
Enjoy a crisp summer salad that makes use of plump, juicy peaches.
Use green tomatoes from your vegetable garden to create a refreshing summer avocado salsa.
The Drought Pod experiment assists growing tomatoes in drought.
Building a nutrient rich, low water, drought resistant vegetable growing system.
Use fresh avocado, sweet corn, and other seasonal ingredients to create a sensational salsa. Paired with homemade tortilla chips, it is truly out-of-this-world.
With the Drought Pod, the organic mass is inside the pod where it never dries out and by planting the tomatoes, or any vegetable directly beside the barrel, the plant roots can tap into the nutrients and moisture as they so choose.
Use the freshest spring veggies to create a cost-effective dish packed with nutrition and flavor. It's seasonal eating at it's best.
Use from-scratch dough, homemade marinara, and seasonal veggies to create a mouthwatering handcrafted pizza.
Use venison to create a pot of rich, meaty chili perfect for warming up on cold, fall days. So good, there won’t be leftovers to freeze.
The quake that struck near Prague, Oklahoma on November 5, 2011, was the biggest ever recorded in the state. Now geologists are warning Oklahomans that quakes may become a regular phenomenon in the state. And the problem is apparently connected to natural-gas operations.
A woman shares her experiences during the Dust Bowl days in Oklahoma of how she ate poke greens, learned to live without electricity and other homesteading memories.