While livestock and gardening are part of homesteading, it's not all there is. At its core, homesteading is about learning new skills to increase your self-sufficiency.
Chocolate peanut butter cups make a lovely Mother's Day present. They're all the better when you can make them organically, inexpensively, and sustainably.
This is the story of how I learned to make yucca rope.
Using up CSA produce is often difficult, but I found a fun and easy way to do it.
Though the rumors that spaghetti squash is a good pasta substitute may seem far-fetched, I’ve found them to be true.
It doesn’t matter how much you know already, there is always something to learn at the Mother Earth News Fair.
My second visit to the seventh annual Monticello Heritage Harvest Festival.
The tale of my family’s barrel composter.
Making your own yogurt is an excellent project for beginning homesteaders.
Making strawberry preserves from just-picked berries is a very good thing.
I made body cream for Mother’s Day presents for my family.
I’m becoming a flexitarian (eating some meat), and learning from it.
Springtime brings cleaning up from the winter, starting a new garden and finishing up home-school work.
Where I learn that all skills, includiing loom knitting, takes time and practice.
Trying out the new whole-grain bread recipe was a bit of a challenge; but in the end, the result was a delicious loaf.
I used my homemade ricotta cheese in a number of ways, the best was in a pumpkin lasagna dish we shared with my family at Christmas dinner.
Claire finds a recipe for hard lotion and makes molded lotion bars to give as Christmas presents.