While visiting my friends, Peter and Evelyn, last week I found some jewel toned mason jars sitting on their kitchen counter. Obviously, these green, red and pale red quarts, shimmering with liquid ... Read More about Lacto-fermented Hot Sauce that you can make at home
Is your ground littered with fallen apples? Its a problem that I'd love to have in my mountain climate. If I had that problem, I'd make cider. Making apple cider uses up the apples quickly. Apple ... Read More about Too many apples? Make cider, vinegar and apple syrup.
Homestead living means a long commute if you are living rural and your job is urban. Some homesteaders are able to work from home via the internet. That's a great set up if you can make it work with ... Read More about Homestead business check-list for doing what you love, where you want to live.
The squash plant is easy to grow. With proper pollination, it can feed your tribe all winter, and provide seeds for the next season. Learn how to do it. The winter squash and summer squash plant is ... Read More about Growing Squash to Feed Your Tribe Through the Winter
Autumn work permeates these drizzling days. Grey skies, browned fields, yellowing leaves and the new chore of bringing in wood and lighting the wood stove every morning. There is still so much work ... Read More about Learning to say, “Enough” — finding satisfaction on the homestead
My friend, Sally (not her real name) dropped by for coffee on Saturday. She brought a box of squash that she had grown to share with me. Along with the squash there was a box of rutabagas, some ... Read More about Be careful what you plant in your garden – Seeds of Deception