Homesteading ~ wherever you are

Month: October 2017

Brioche: My Go-To Bread Recipe

There are so many bread recipes out there, and I have tried dozens of them over the years. They all have their place but I find myself returning to my stand-by recipe over and over again. This egg bread is sometimes called brioche or challah […]

A Nursery Bed For Your Garden

A Nursery Bed For Your Garden

A garden nursery bed sometimes becomes a necessity, even in a small yard. This summer I did what all gardeners do. It was the end of the season—you know, when it’s really hot and steamy, and not a good time to be planting baby trees. […]

Ten Homesteading Myths Debunked!

Ten Homesteading Myths Debunked!

Homesteading myths abound. Honestly homesteading has become kind of a catch-all term that can mean different things to different folks. Let’s take a quick look at 10 of the most common myths: 1.     Location Homesteading Myth: you must live in a rural area, far removed […]

Hygge and Homesteading

Hygge and Homesteading

Aristippus to Diogenes, “If you would learn to be subservient to the king, you would not have to live on lentils.” Diogenes to  Aristippus, “If you would learn to live on lentils, you would not have to be subservient to the king!” Hygge: What Is […]

Preserving Apples: 5 Easy Methods

Preserving Apples: 5 Easy Methods

Preserving apples was the theme of my recent weekend. Part of living the homestead lifestyle is learning to preserve our harvests. For those who don’t have land, you’re still a homesteader if you’re living sustainably in your rental! You can certainly purchase produce to preserve. […]