Life on a Homestead

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.

Renewing Old-World Skills with a Modern-Day Twist

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.

Slow-Cooker Pork Roast with Summer Vegetables

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.

Tomato-Basil Bruschetta Recipe

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.

‘Worst Walking City’ in U.S. Gets Back on its Feet

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.

How to Regrow Lettuce

Purchase romaine lettuce once, regrow it again and again! Use this simple tutorial to slash your salad bill while enjoying tasty, healthful greens.

Drought-Pod 2014 Update

Cooler, wetter summer than usual in Oklahoma, but the tomatoes produced very well with no water from the tap. 2015 experiment begins.

Slow Cooker Venison Roast

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.

Savory Seasoned Cracker Recipe

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.

Comforting Tortilla Soup Recipe

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.

How to Make Chocolate-Toffee Crackers

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.

Slow Cooker Applesauce Recipe

Apples in autumn are crisp and glorious. Use your fresh bounty to create this delicious homemade applesauce in a slow cooker.

Crockpot Candied Cider

Use your crockpot to make this cinnamon-sweet, apple candied cider treat perfect for warming up a cool autumn evening.

How to Freeze Peppers

Use this simple technique to preserve your bounty of fresh summer peppers.

Compost Tea

A basic recipe for making compost tea.

A Green Home Lesson for Growing Tomatoes in Drought

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.

Spring Asian Noodle Recipe

Use the freshest spring veggies to create a cost-effective dish packed with nutrition and flavor. It's seasonal eating at it's best.

How to Make Artisinal Pizza

Use from-scratch dough, homemade marinara, and seasonal veggies to create a mouthwatering handcrafted pizza.

Hearty Venison Chili Recipe

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.

Two Years After Oklahoma Earthquake Officials Warn More to Come

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.

Dust Bowl Days in Oklahoma

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.