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

The Self Reliance Challenge 2019: My Goals

Tomorrow is 2019; I really can’t believe it! 2018 flew by as we added Jolene to our family, Andrew changed work shifts, and I grew my freelance writing career to new heights. Wow! It was a great year. Now, I’m looking forward to 2019. I love a new year. Everything is fresh, and you startRead more

13 Vegetables and Fruits You Can Store in a Root Cellar

Root Cellar

Did you know you can preserve vegetables and fruit in a root cellar? Root cellars are a low-maintenance method of food preservation that requires no extra work on your end. Storing fruits and vegetables in a root cellar helps to preserve freshness in the least labor-intensive way possible. Doesn’t that sound awesome? One thing toRead more

6 Top Chicken Breeds for Small Spaces

Different chicken breeds have different space requirements. Chicken owners with large farmers or homesteads don’t need to worry about the breed they select, but backyard homesteaders need to pick chicken breeds for small spaces. Picking breeds with smaller space requirements will keep your flock happen, which means happy chickens. Happy chickens lay eggs, which isRead more