Mama's Homestead Archives

Here on Mama’s Homestead, we talk and write about homesteading, homekeeping, and homeschooling. We teach our kids about survival, self-sufficiency, beekeeping, orchard care, gardening (vegetable, herb, flower), harvesting, cooking, food preservation, livestock, nature, sewing, handicrafts, homesteading tools and wares, and more…

Welcome to my homestead...come and learn with us!

About Nelle

I am Nelle. I grew up in rural, small town, Ohio. When I was young, I learned a lot about homesteading from my parents, grandparents, aunts and uncles, 4-H, FFA, and others around me.
Now, I’m all grown up, have 6 children of my own, and plan to teach them everything I know.

Here on Mama’s Homestead, we talk and write about homesteading, homeschooling, and kidsteading (homesteading with kids). We teach our kids about survival, self-sufficiency, gardening (vegetable, herb, flower), orchard, beekeeping, home keeping, soap making, harvesting, cooking, food preservation, livestock, nature, crafts, homesteading tools and wares, and more…

Welcome to my homestead…come and learn with us!

Mango Fruit Leather

Mango fruit leather has turned out to be one of my kids' favorites. The sugar is totally optional, but it makes it much sweeter and cuts the tartness. … [Read more...]

Lemon Lime Soda Jelly

This Lemon Lime Soda Jelly is delicious. I added a fresh lemon and a fresh l fresh lime to the mix  to give it a rich, tangy flavor. It will … [Read more...]

Cream Soda Jelly

Cream soda...do you like yours red or amber colored? I chose the amber colored version for my cream soda jelly. I like the flavor better. Plus, I … [Read more...]

Homestead Beef Jerky

This beef jerky recipe has been used in our family for many years. I love the flavor. It tastes like it was dried over a wood fire. We have also used … [Read more...]

Grape Soda Jelly

Up next, Grape Soda Jelly. I think this would probably be my sister's favorite soda. She loves all things purple or grape flavored. This soda jelly, … [Read more...]

Orange Soda Jelly

I remember growing up, this was one of my favorite flavors of soda, plus orange was my favorite color. I added orange juice to my orange soda … [Read more...]

Homemade Noodles

When I was growing up, my mom made homemade noodles and cook them in homemade chicken broth. This was such a tasty treat. The store bought kind do not … [Read more...]

Multi-Purpose Soup Mix

I came up with this multi-purpose soup mix because I wanted a mix that contained the main ingredients I use in many of my soups as a base. So far, I … [Read more...]

Simple Black Bean Soup

Simple Black Bean Soup is a super easy recipe my kids love to make on a cool fall day. It is delicious on it's own, but you can pour it over rice … [Read more...]

Keeping Your Kitchen Clean While You Cook

It is a hard task, I know. My kitchen is the most used room in the house and it’s the hardest to keep clean. Keeping your kitchen clean while you cook … [Read more...]