One of the joys of homesteading, making plans for a new year. I get so excited in January. This is the time we make our big plans for the rest year here on Mama’s Homestead. My husband and I get the kids involved in the… [read more]
Fresh Sweet Corn with Peppers and Onions
I love fresh sweet corn, especially straight off the cob. Here is a simple side-dish that pairs sweet corn with a couple other garden-fresh classics…peppers and onions.
Homemade Hummingbird Food
Each year, about the beginning of May here in Ohio, we put out homemade hummingbird food that attracts Ruby-Throated Hummingbirds to our yard.
Feeding the Birds
Enjoy feeding the birds with your kids! We put out a variety of foods for the birds to enjoy, including: a good bird seed mixture, suet cakes, sunflower seeds (black-oil), thistle seed, fruit, and a hummingbird feeder with homemade “nectar”. We also try to give… [read more]
Bird Watching Activities for Kids
Bird watching can be a fun activity for kids! I remember when I was young, my parents helped me make a bird feeder out of a cardboard milk carton (showing my age a little). We would cut a square from the bottom of the front… [read more]
Hardening Off Seedlings
Is it time to harden off your seedlings? Hardening off seedlings is a time to transition seedlings, you have started indoors, before planting them in your garden outside. This will make them strong and enable them to withstand harsh weather conditions they are not used to. If… [read more]