Homesteading

Great tips and tutorials for creating a happy homestead. Posts on how to raise backyard chickens, gardening, advice on homesteading and more.

Oil and Water Dyed Easter Eggs

Oil and Water Dyed Easter Eggs

Hippity hop, Easter’s on its way! Dyed eggs are a staple for every Easter dinner (and lunch the following week). Kids love to make them, and adults love the eat them! These bright, speckled eggs are made with items you probably already have in your […]

Preventing and Treating Coccidiosis in Chickens

Preventing and Treating Coccidiosis in Chickens

Backyard chickens are easy to keep when you have the essentials in place to keep them healthy. Sometimes, however, chickens get sick just like any other living being. The most common chicken ailment is called Coccidiosis, often known as Cocci (pronounced cox-y). Preventing and treating […]

Make Fresh Avocado Bath Bombs with Real Avocado

Make Fresh Avocado Bath Bombs with Real Avocado

Avocado is a healthy fat with hydrating properties. When combined with lemongrass, fresh avocado bath bombs give you an invigorating burst of energy while hydrating your skin. They are easy to make, so you can have an energizing soak as often as you’d like. Your […]

5 Things You Need to Raise Healthy Chickens

5 Things You Need to Raise Healthy Chickens

Whether you start your flock by hatching eggs, buying chicks or getting adults, you will need five basic items to raise healthy chickens. This post will help guide you on what is needed right away and what you may have some time to get. Should […]

Loofah Soap with Jojoba Beads & Essential Oils

Loofah Soap with Jojoba Beads & Essential Oils

Loofah soap is fantastic for exfoliating, cleansing, and moisturizing your skin all at the same time. Did you know you can grow loofah in your garden? Really! It’s a fibrous interior of a fruit that is dried and used as a sponge. I recently learned […]

Backyard Chickens – Everything You Need to Know

Backyard Chickens – Everything You Need to Know

Are you thinking about getting backyard chickens? They can be a great addition to your family as both pets and a source of food, but there are some things to consider before getting chickens. Does your city or town allow them? Where will you keep […]

Easy Apron Sewing Project from $1 Placemats

Easy Apron Sewing Project from $1 Placemats

This easy apron sewing project takes five minutes to make and costs about $2. It is made from two woven placemats from the dollar store, and it’s reversible! There are pockets on both sides, so you can secure your money and phone in the interior […]

Dishwasher Detergent DIY

Dishwasher Detergent DIY

Making your own dishwasher detergent is fast and easy, not to mention much cheaper than buying those expensive pods at the store. When you make it at home, your dishes are being washed without chemicals and come out squeaky clean. It only takes a few […]

New Homesteader Advice

New Homesteader Advice

Are you starting you new homesteader or thinking about homesteading? It can be overwhelming to figure out where to begin. What do you do first? Get chickens? Plant a garden? I asked 23 homesteaders what advice they would give to someone new to the homesteading […]

Make Money Homesteading – Really!

Make Money Homesteading – Really!

Can you make money homesteading? Absolutely! There are lots of ways to create sustainable sources of income from your homestead if you want to. Some homesteaders simply enjoy the lifestyle and choose not to use it as a financial means. That’s great too. Here at […]

Feed Sack Tote Bag Easy Upcycle

Feed Sack Tote Bag Easy Upcycle

Are feed sacks piling up on your homestead? Don’t throw them away! Repurpose a feed sack into a tote bag. The material is durable enough to withstand quite a bit of weight. The totes are perfect for shopping at the farmer’s market or grocery store. […]

Homesteading: What 23 Homesteaders Love Most About It

Homesteading: What 23 Homesteaders Love Most About It

Homesteaders seem to love homesteading. They are up with the sun every morning working to take of care of livestock, tend the garden, and reap their rewards. This is the second post in a series where I interview homesteaders to find out more about whey […]