How to Prepare your Homestead for Winter

How to Prepare your Homestead for Winter

Ready or not, fall is here and winter isn’t too far behind! It’s the perfect time to prepare your homestead for the upcoming winter and changing weather. Here’s the deal: winter is cold. I hate being cold. Like, I really hate it. But, winter does...
How to Make Eggplant Jerky

How to Make Eggplant Jerky

Jerky… Made from eggplant… That tastes like the real deal. Go ahead and be skeptical. I was too! But once you taste it… O-M-Goodness! You will be a believer too! Eggplant is a totally awesome veggie: it’s very versatile and it absorbs flavors...
Ten Creative Ways to Use all that Zucchini

Ten Creative Ways to Use all that Zucchini

I’d like to take a moment to talk about an illness that afflicts many households this time of year: Zucchini Overwhelm Are you suffering from Zucchini Overwhelm? Common symptoms of zucchini overwhelm include, but are not limited to: Fridges and countertops that...
How to Make Dried Herb Soap with Mint, Chamomile & Rosemary

How to Make Dried Herb Soap with Mint, Chamomile & Rosemary

I’m working up my courage to make lye-based goat milk soaps.  In the meantime, while my freezer overflows with bags and jars of frozen goat milk, I decided to try my hand at melt-n-pour soaps instead. You know, playin’ it safe! 😉  The melt-n-pour soap was soooo simple...
How to Use Mint for your Chickens

How to Use Mint for your Chickens

I have a love-hate relationship with mint. Sometimes, I also have a love-hate relationship with my chickens… like when they decide to re-landscape my flowers! But, chickens and mint (while both annoying at times!) make a pretty fantastic combination! When we moved in...