Tag: homesteading

Preserving your Fresh Herbs

Ways to preserve your garden fresh herbs for use all winter long!

Reflections on my Modern Homesteading Lifestyle

It’s a rainy summer day. I’m sitting on the sofa with my kids watching a movie while the piles of laundry cycle through the washer. The rose outside my window is gently swaying and releasing the sweetest scent. Perfect time to reflect on the…

Backyard Chickens

So I did a thing. I have wanted chickens for years, but my town wouldn’t allow them. I watched as friends around the country raise their own flocks with envy. Finally, last Spring, they changed the law in our town after years of pushing….

Regrowing Vegetables

One of my favorite things to do with the kids are science experiments. There are tons of exciting things you can do right in your kitchen…..red cabbage litmus paper, cornstarch goo, rock candy, paper bag volcanos and pizza box solar ovens, to name a…

Lip Balm for Beginners

I don’t pretend to know what I am doing. This whole clean ingredient/DIY journey is unfolding right in front of your eyes. I am a beginner. But, I embrace my lack of knowledge and my willingness to try. I always tell my kids, “we…

Enough Winter, Let’s Start Gardening Now!

It’s been winter for quite awhile here in New England and it’s easy to go stir crazy with the cold, gray days. We all need something positive to look forward to – to dream about. This is the time of year to plan the…

Elderberry Syrup Magic

I hadn’t even heard of elderberry syrup until last winter and even when I heard about it, I had no idea what it was or what it was for. I just knew people were talking about it. When I began my homesteading journey just…

Are We Happy?

Americans find pride in reminding everyone that we are created equal and have the right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. It’s in our Declaration of Independence after all. We are free to be who we are and free to find happiness…