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Natural Crafts for Autumn

  The homestead family works long hours together every day but it’s important to not forget the fun!  Here are some simple natural crafts for autumn that are fun for the whole family.  Did you know we have several fall holidays coming up?  Use them...

How to Grow Tomatillos

Tomatillos are one of the easiest crops to grow in the home garden, and plants yield pounds of fruit even with no care or weeding.  Growing tomatillos is extremely rewarding because they’re a dependable crop even in the worst years.  Tomatillos are a quick...

How to Can Chicken Chipotle Taco Meat

We love chicken chipotle tacos and this is pretty versatile since you can use chicken or turkey raw or cooked. I like to do this with leftover turkey. First, take  3 cans or frozen Orange juice and one can of chipotle peppers ( if you like...

Sorghum or Honey for NATURAL Sugar?

Bee Keeping, sometimes called apiculture is popular in homesteading circles. People want a way to produce their own natural sugars and honey is a product that is sold in every grocery store. Because of the popularity of this product in our culture, it’s natural...

How to Freeze and Pickle Zucchini

There’s a saying among farmers and homesteaders in my area that goes something like this – don’t ever leave your windows down or doors unlocked this time of year or you may find your car filled with zucchini. For anyone who has raised and harvested...

Recipe – Spicy Peach Jam

Spicy peach jam is one you can’t miss this canning season, especially when it’s a peach jam recipe without pectin. This sweet and hot chipotle peach jam makes an amazing accompaniment to cheese platters, as a sticky marinade on grilled or roasted meats, a dipping...