Becoming more self-sufficient starts at home. What better way to start (or continue) your journey to become more self-reliant than by preserving your own food? And if you don’t know why you should be canning, I’ve got 13 reasons you (maybe) haven’t thought of!
Happy Spring, friends! And welcome to another From the Farm linkup, where you get to find endless self-sufficiency related resources in one, easy to find place… and you get to hear a little from me too! And today I thought I would share a few of the everyday things we do at our house to […]
Cutting costs, even in the smallest areas, is an important part of our homesteading lifestyle. Even the simplest things, like reusing rags or papertowels, can add up to a noticeable chunk of change over time. But in what instance would you use a rag again? And isn’t it gross?
When we moved to our new-to-us homestead, we brought our fridge with us. It never made it into the house – it’s actually still packed up in our moving truck! After we’d gone so long without it, we didn’t see a real need to haul it into the house, hook it up and start using […]
While it is completely possible to successfully hang laundry outdoors to dry in the winter, even in freezing temperatures, I usually prefer to hang mine inside by the wood burner. It not only makes me feel like I’m getting more out of the wood we use for heat, but it keeps me from battling frostbitten […]
When I mention keeping kitchen scraps out of the garbage, it might sound like a no-brainer. Of course you don’t throw away kitchen scraps; you compost them! But before you head out the the compost pile to add them to your future fertilizer, you may want to see if there is another way to
The winter is definitely upon us in the UP. We’re getting saddled with snow and our wood burning stove has already begun to get its yearly workout. Considering all off the labor and effort that comes with hauling the firewood from the woods and cutting, splitting and stacking, I like to find ways to make […]
Honey + spent coffee grounds = love for your skin. Did you know that your spent coffee grounds can be destined for more than just the compost pile? One of my favorite ways to use them is as an ingredient in a super simple (and frugal!) facial scrub. How do you do it? It’s likely easier […]
After you’re done brewing a pot or cup of coffee, you just need to toss the grounds into the compost, right? Not so fast! While composting coffee grounds is a fabulous option, you might be surprised at a few of the other things you can use them for. Use your spent coffee grounds… To deodorize […]
We recently scored an amazing deal on an old school lawn mower. At auction, Hubby scored this awesome hand mower for… ONE DOLLAR! While many would be anything but excited to mow the lawn with an old-fashioned, outdated push mower, I was beyond stoked. But then, you probably know by now that I love doing […]