How to Make Crab Apple Butter

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Crab Apple Butter

Homemade Blueberry Jam

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Blueberry Jam

How to Prune Raspberries

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Prune Raspberries

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

How to write a recipe

How to Write a Recipe

How to Write a Recipe-When you write a recipe, keep in mind you might not be the only person using the recipe in the future.

Recipe Box for Recipe Binder

How to Put Together a Recipe Binder

A recipe binder is a perfect place to gather tried and true recipes in one place. This should be your most used “cookbook” on your bookshelf.

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.

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Homeschooling

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.

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.

Worm Composting-Red Worms

Vermicomposting (Worm Composting) Basics

Want a fun project for your kids? Try worm composting! Vermicomposting is my favorite method of composting, because it is fun for my kids to do. It’s a great way for kids to see worms and microorganisms at work, breaking down organic matter into soil. Here is a fun book about this called Worms Eat My […]

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Capturing Nature-Nature Photography Class

Bring your digital camera, tablet, Smartphone, Ipod, or whatever you have to take pictures with.

In this class, we will learn about the world around us as we Capture Nature .

We will start our time with a short lesson on capturing nature in photography. We will go over techniques that can be used to get best shots in the outdoors.

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Homemade

How to Make Applesauce

How to Make Applesauce

Applesauce is a staple in our house. We always have some on the pantry shelf or in the refrigerator. It’s simple to make and so much better when homemade.

Crab Apple Sauce

Crab Apple Sauce

Crab Apple Sauce is sweet, tart, delicious, and reminds me of my childhood. My parents have lives in an old farmhouse for over fifty years. It’s nearly 200 years old now. They have a beautiful, large crab apple tree in their yard.

Crab Apple Butter

How to Make Crab Apple Butter

Crab Apple Butter is a delicious novelty from my homestead. It’s sweet, tart, and has a beautiful pink color. I love giving it as a gift to friends and family.

Crab Apple Jelly

Jellies, Jams, Preserves, Marmalade, Butters, and Conserves

What’s the difference between jelly, jam, preserves, marmalade, fruit butter, and conserves?

Blueberry Jam

Homemade Blueberry Jam

Blueberries are ONE of my favorite berries (it’s hard to pick a favorite). Making them into blueberry jam is one of the simplest ways to preserve them to enjoy the rest of the year.

Grain free granola

Perfect Grain-Free Granola

I love granola and think it is a very healthy snack, but I can’t have grains. So, I made this grain-free granola. It is delicious and a perfect snack on the go.

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