How to Prune Raspberries

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Making Plans for a New Year of Homesteading

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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.

Asparagus Spear

How to Plant, Grow, and Harvest Asparagus

Growing Asparagus: Ahh…Asparagus. I would have to say this is my favorite vegetable. This is one of the many perennial vegetables my parents grew on their property. Asparagus is fairly easy to grow and can produce food for your family for fifteen years or more.

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Homekeeping

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

How to Wind a Bobbin

How to Wind a Bobbin

The first thing you need to do, when threading a sewing machine, is make sure you have a bobbin that matches your top thread. If you don’t already have one, you will have to wind one. Here’s how to wind a bobbin.

Parts of a Sewing Machine

Parts of a Sewing Machine

Let’s get acquainted with the parts of a sewing machine. I have a labeled picture of the front of a sewing machine and a labeled picture of the threading components of the same machine. Then I have a written description of each part and its function.

Machine Sewing Kit

Machine Sewing Kit

When you are ready to start sewing with a sewing machine you will need some more sewing notions and tools. Items you will need for your Machine Sewing Kit.

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Homeschooling

Build Your Bundle Homeschool Edition

The Build Your Bundle Homeschool Edition is designed to contain the best educational digital products on the internet! Sprinkled throughout the bundles are well known publishers, including products on Cathy Duffy’s Top 100 list!

Homemade Chocolate Ice Cream

Homemade Chocolate Ice Cream

Homemade Chocolate Ice Cream seems to be a favorite around here. It is so yummy and it’s a super simple recipe for the kids to make.

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.

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Homemade

Zucchini Bread Slice

Mama’s Zucchini Bread

I have been using this zucchini bread recipe for as long as I can remember. It’s super moist and full of flavor. Add chocolate chips or your favorite chopped nuts for a different taste.

Double Chocolate Zucchini Bread

Double Chocolate Zucchini Bread

Double Chocolate Zucchini Bread is a moist, delicious, and chocolaty way to use up all that extra zucchini.

Italian Dressing Mix 2

Italian Dressing Mix

Italian Dressing Mix is great sprinkled on potatoes or mixed into your favorite pasta for pasta salad. Mix it with sour cream for a tasty dip for vegetables or chips. Mix it with Oil and vinegar for a garlicky Italian Dressing.

Mexican Spice Mix 2

Mexican Spice Mix

Mexican Spice Mix is perfect for flavoring beef, chicken, or potatoes or making taco sauce to top your favorite tacos, Mexican dip, or Guacamole dip.

French Dressing Spice Mix

French Dressing Spice Mix

Personally, I am not a huge fan of french dressing. My daughter found my French Dressing Spice Mix in the cupboard while looking for spices to season her chicken with. She smelled it and asked if she could try it. “Sure.” It was mmmm… as she put it.

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