Cloth Diapers During an Emergency: How to Get Started

Cloth Diapers

Having cloth diapers during an emergency can be extremely helpful. Whether you’re facing a job loss, a hurricane, or the current pandemic, diapers are pricey, and we don’t always have access to diapers. With my youngest, we switched to disposable diapers after using cloth diapers for ten years, and I now have to worry aboutRead more

9 Raising Baby Chicks Supplies You Need to Have

Raising Baby Chicks

Do you want chicks but need to know the supplies required for raising baby chicks? Raising baby chicks might be one of my favorite parts of spring homesteading. Each spring, we get more chicks, and I love to see my children fascinated with them. Last year was the first year that my daughter, Jolene, gotRead more

Fermenting for Beginners: A No-Fail Guide to Get You Started Like a Pro

Preserving the harvest is an essential part of being a homesteader, but you don’t want to rely entirely on canning. Fermenting is a simple, quick preservation method, and homesteaders are re-discovering this method. Trust me, fermenting for beginners isn’t as hard as you might think. I put off learning how to ferment for quite someRead more

I Have Frozen Chicken Eggs in the Coop – Can I Still Eat Them?

Frozen Chicken Eggs

It’s that time of year when the freezing temperatures outside might lead to you finding frozen chicken eggs in the coop. Eggs left inside of your coop too long between collections can freeze and crack. Are you wondering if frozen chicken eggs are still safe to eat? Are you trying to stop your chicken eggsRead more

21 Homesteading Skills and Tasks to Keep You Busy This Winter

Winter Homesteading Activities

I’m going to tell you a secret; I love winter on the homestead almost as much, if not more than the summertime. All of the winter homesteading activities make me feel cozy, and I’m a cozy addict. Seriously, I love everything that comes with being cozy in my house. Slipper, warm blankets, crafting time, bakingRead more

How to Use Echinacea: A Potent Medicinal Herb

How to Use Echinacea

Echinacea is my hands-down favorite herb, and I always have it in stock in my natural medicine cabinet. Unfortunately, people have misused this popular herb, and they also have over-harvested wild echinacea. People use echinacea in all the wrong ways. Adding echinacea to your soap isn’t going to do much, but when used correctly, it’sRead more