How to Prune Raspberries

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Making Plans for a New Year of Homesteading

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Gardening with Kids

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Homesteading

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Homestead Cooking with Carol Giveaway

Homestead Cooking with Carol: Bountiful Make-ahead Meals will help you stretch your budget while making foodie-quality meals for your family.

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How to Make Dandelion Tea from Leaves and Flowers

I have had these bitter leaves and flowers in salads and other recipes, but I am all about learning new ways to preserve foods. I tried the dandelion tea using fresh dandelion leaves and decided to try dehydrating dandelion leaves to make tea. It is delicious and perfect for storing long term.

Dandelion Root Coffee

How to Make Dandelion Root Coffee

I wasn’t so sure I would like Dandelion Root Coffee, but I thought I would give it a try. Not bad. It has a nutty aroma and flavor.

Dandelions

Learn About Dandelions

Some see dandelions as despised weeds, wanting to annihilate them from their yards and flower beds. At my house, we welcome them. We allow them to grow in our yard and keep them around for many reasons.

Planting Potatoes in Trash Can

How to Grow Potatoes in a Trash Can

Growing potatoes in a trash can or barrel allows you to produce a lot of food in a very small location. My kids loved getting involved. It’s a fun way to learn about potatoes and discuss why this method works.

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Homekeeping

Home Management Binders

Make a Home Management Binder with Your Daughter

My daughters are arriving at the age when they need to start planning their future homes. I feel this is about junior high age. It’s time for them to take things I have been teaching them for so many years and gathering them together in a Home Management Binder.

Getting Ready to Can

Getting Ready to Can

There are a few things you need to do when getting ready to can. After you follow these steps, the next step is to place your jars of food in a water bath canner or a pressure canner to process.

Making Syrup for Canning Fruit

Making Syrup for Canning Fruit

Making syrup for canning fruit is a pretty simple task. You can make it as sweet or not sweet as you like. You may also choose to can fruit with unsweetened fruit juice or just plain water, if you prefer.

Drying Clothes on a Clothesline

Drying Clothes On a Clothesline

Hanging clothes to dry on a clothesline can be a relaxing and rewarding job. Any excuse to go outside in the sunshine to do housework is good enough for me. Sunlight is a natural sanitizer that kills germs and bacteria. Plus, it makes your clothes smell fresh as they blow in the wind to dry.

Threading Sewing Machine

How to Thread a Sewing Machine

Threading a sewing machine can feel like a daunting task. There are so many little moving parts. Practice, practice, practice! You’ll get the hang of it

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Homeschooling

Home Management Binders

Make a Home Management Binder with Your Daughter

My daughters are arriving at the age when they need to start planning their future homes. I feel this is about junior high age. It’s time for them to take things I have been teaching them for so many years and gathering them together in a Home Management Binder.

Chocolate Chocolate Chip Coconut Milk Ice Cream

Chocolate Chocolate Chip Coconut Milk Ice Cream

Chocolate Chocolate Chip Coconut Milk Ice Cream: OMGoodness! I can’t believe I came up with this deliciousness. I love my Homemade Vanilla Coconut Ice Cream, but I am a chocolate lover. I just had to!

Nature Fabric Prints

Nature Pigment Fabric Prints

We made Nature Pigment Fabric Prints during our study of flower pigments and chlorophyll, but I think it is a fun project for anytime. My kids enjoyed watching the different colors appear as they pounded the flowers and leaves.

Nature Bracelet

Nature Bracelets

Making Duct Tape Nature Bracelets can be a fun activity for nearly any age child. We have done this with preschoolers through teens. It’s fun to see all the different combinations and patterns of nature items the kids come up with.

Collect 'em All Clothespin Tag

Clothespin Tag-3 Ways to Play

Clothespin Tag:
This is a fun game for all ages and it’s perfect for a hot summer day after you get your clothes off the line. It can be played three ways.

Homemade Vanilla Ice Cream in Freezer

Easy Homemade Vanilla Ice Cream

I love this Homemade Vanilla Ice Cream Recipe, because it is easy for kids to help make or make on their own. We have been using this simple recipe for many years. It’s not the typical custard-style ice cream.

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Cucumber and Onion Salad

Cucumber and Onion Salad

This Cucumber and Onion Salad, sometimes called Cucumbers and Onions or Ice Box Pickles (as my grandma would have called it), has been passed along in my family for a few generations.

Canning tomatoes

Canning Tomatoes

All fruits and vegetables taste better straight from the garden or fresh from the farmer’s market. This is truer for tomatoes than any other produce. When it comes to flavor, tomatoes are my pick. Canning tomatoes at the peak of ripeness is a delicious way to preserve that flavor and enjoy it throughout the rest of the year.

Canning Peaches

Canning Peaches

Canning Peaches is a great way to preserve your own harvest or put up this sweet fruit from your local Farmer’s Market.

Peach Butter

Peach Butter

Peach Butter is a delicious thick and creamy spread you can use just like apple butter. My kids love it on toast or a bagel in the morning for breakfast. Making Peach Butter is pretty simple.

Homemade Laundry Detergent Powder 3

Homemade Laundry Detergent Powder

Making homemade laundry detergent powder is super convenient. It takes just two tablespoons per load, so I am sending some off to college with my son this fall.

Getting Ready to Can

Getting Ready to Can

There are a few things you need to do when getting ready to can. After you follow these steps, the next step is to place your jars of food in a water bath canner or a pressure canner to process.

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