How to Make Fancy Sauerkraut

Fermented sauerkraut not only gives us digestive enzymes and probiotics, but the process itself makes all the vitamins and minerals present more bio-available. And it's delicious! We needn't eat a lot of it either. Condiments are vital go-alongs with our meals.

Freezing Broccoli and Beans

You get the most nutrient-dense vegetables by eating or freezing them immediately after picking. Don't know how to freeze broccoli or beans? Read on to learn vegetable freezing techniques.

Freezing Corn and Berries

Taking a little time to freeze some corn and berries this summer can not only save you some serious money, but it can make your winters much more pleasant. Here's how to freeze berries and freeze corn for year-long food security with summer flavor.

Watering: Not too Much, Not too Little

When and how to water a garden can be challenging especially for beginner gardeners. Read the tips that will make you feel like an expert on garden watering.

The Ideal Spot for a Garden

Want the money-saving and health benefits of a personal garden? Where to put it is the first question to ask. Learn the basics here.

How to Make Fruit Kvass with Probiotic Benefits

Probiotics and digestive enzymes are important to our health. Fruit kvass is a fermented drink that can be made quickly and cheaply to provide digestive health benefits. Celeste Longacre shows you how and includes a basic kvass recipe with blueberry, strawberry, and orange.

ArkV Adventures, Part 2

So, the gals are on their way to New Hampshire to pick up heritage cows, and so far, it's going smoothly — but there are bumps in the road ahead, so hang on! (Spoiler alert: They all made it home fine: two cows, two pigs, and two galls.)

ArkV Adventures, Part 1: Transporting Livestock in Winter

The farm hasn't had cows in 50 years — but Kara wanted cows. Not any old cows; no, a special heritage kind. nd where were these cows? In the mountains of New Hampshire, half a continent away! Time for a road trip to pick up and transport livestock in winter!

Scaling Up Our Pastured Poultry from Backyard to Commercial

Over the winter, we managed to secure a contract with an up-and-coming company in Massachusetts to raise pastured chickens for them. This company ended up pre-ordering a significant amount of chickens per month from us, which necessitated the building of six new coops. Here I outline how to scale up a poultry operation.

Overwintering Pigs in the Northeast

Kristen and Dan overwinter their first herd of pigs in Newport, N.H. Learn how we care for them, including fencing, feeding and shelters.

Home from Polyface Farm

Kristen describes returning from her summer internship at Polyface Farm and explains what she's been up to since.

Simple Easy Blueberry Milk

Check out this delicious, refreshing treat that comes in handy when there are too many blueberries to know what to do with.

The Beginning of a Root Cellar

A root cellar slowly is dug by hand, with the goal of increasing our homestead's food preservation and storage capacity through the winter.

Why Homestead

A stack of cast-iron pans and a chainsaw helmet sum up why these homesteaders do what they do.

Swimming Hole Season

The beauty and refreshment of our swimming hole are a swell compliment to work and sun of our homestead.

How to Market Farm-Fresh Milk Direct to Consumers

The flavor and shelf life of the milk you sell directly to consumers are directly impacted by how the milk is produced and handled on your farm. Here are my best practices for handling and producing the highest-quality, most delicious milk on the farm.

Piglets and Chicks, Oh My!

The arrival of our first chickens and pigs to the farm, and prepping to head off to my summer internship at Polyface Farm

Easy Poolish Bread Recipe

This recipe will show how one extra step can add extra flavor and texture to your homemade poolish bread loaf.

A Winter Bath

Taking a bath in the winter takes a little more planning at our off-grid, no-plumbing home.

Quick and Easy Naan

This recipe will have naan on your table in no time to accompany your Indian dishes, and it will provide a quick and easy snack in a pinch.

How to Make Basic Pizza Dough

This recipe is a great introduction to all the joys and possibilities the world of home made pizza represents.

Basic Artisan Bread Recipe

This recipe provides delicious bread with minimal time commitment and plenty of room to explore the wonders of homemade bread.

Inspired by Homemade Bread

Jonathan Sadowski shares what motivates him to be a bread baker. He then provides a preview of what to expect from his future posts.

Under The Stairs

Necessity leads to ingenuity in the creation of root cellar storage.

Celebrate the Harvest with Cake

Get creative in the kitchen by baking with your harvest. These sweet recipes will change the way you think about baking with fruits and vegetables.

Homesteading 101: Getting Started

As a beginner homesteader, designer Larissa Reznek has learned some hard lessons fast. Here are the top three pieces of guidance she wishes she had before she started out.

A Few Big Rocks

We quarry a granite rock to create a front stoop.