5 Great Uses for Free Trampolines
4 Great Uses for Free Trampolines -- Great uses for free trampolines obtained from friends or Craigslist. They make great shelters for camping or bug out locations. Very useful on the Homestead as a greenhouse, rabbit colony pen, or chicken tractor. They can provide shade for many small livestock or even additional storage shelter...
The Hard Part of Homesteading • The Prairie Homestead
As many of you know from my recent Facebook posts, we butchered our steer this past weekend. First off, let me give you a little background info. I was a Vet Tech for two years before becoming becoming a homesteader. I’ve helped mercifully end the lives of more animals than I can even recall. I’ve assisted […]
How to Preserve Meat With Salt
Here, you'll find several different methods for preserving meat with salt, including making jerky, hand-rubbing dry cures, and pickling cures. You'll also find a recipe for corned beef and several video tutorials.
The Many Wonderful Benefits Of Organic Gardening
Holistic lifestyles are spreading and becoming popular, all while organic is growing in popularity as well. Living a truly lifestyle like this requires a dedicated steady s…
Notes on Seed Storage
Most seeds will store for 2-4 years if kept clean, cool, dry, and out of light. However, some seeds will badly deteriorate after about one year if not stored in an airtight container in the freezer or refrigerator. These include: onions, leeks, parsnips, celery, spinach, salsify, and hybrid supersweet corn. For long-term storage, place seed packets or bulk quantities of seed in a large, airtight container (such as a mason jar with a 2-piece lid) and store in the refrigerator or freezer…
How to Make a Small Wind Generator (In Celebration of Earth Day!)
How to Make a Small Wind Generator (In Celebration of Earth Day!): In this i will show you how to make a wind generator that produces electricity! I will only walk you through making the generator but it is up to you to figure out what you want to do with the electricity it produces! i havent gotten that far yet bu…
22 Trees That Can Be Tapped For Sap And Syrup
As winter wanes and spring approaches, wild foodists all across North America tap into the time-honored tradition of sugar production - mainly, the transformation of maple tree sap into maple syrup and sugar. This process, passed on from the Native Americans to the early settlers, is still quite popular today, and is responsible for one…
Vintage Homesteading Skills We Need to Learn and Teach
Homesteading skills are sort of a dying art. They used to be handed down naturally from generation to generation and we need to do that more than ever.
Making Beeswax Candles | MOTHER EARTH NEWS
Learn the process of making beeswax candles starting with cleaning the raw wax from Jennifer Ford of Bees of the Woods Apiary.