Category: Homesteading

Appetite Fatigue: It Hits More than Just Your Waistline

When most people think of long-term food storage they instantly visualize pallets of MRE’s and freeze dried food. Add beans, corn, and wheat to the list of items and that’s about all most people believe can be stored for any prolonged period of time. But did you know that there […]

The 5 Best Medicinal Plants You Can Grow In Your Backyard

  Self-reliance often means relying on old wisdom to address health problems. My family believes in the use of medicinal plants to cure ailments. Our herb garden serves a greater purpose than increasing the flavors of our dinners. We use these plants to create medicinal teas, herbal baths and healing […]

9 Reasons You Should Stockpile Lemon Essential Oil (Got A Wood Stove? Try No. 5)

With its fantastic, fresh aroma and multiple uses, lemon essential oil is truly a favorite oil. I use it for everything from boosting my mood to clearing my head to deodorizing my home and keeping those pesky bugs off of my window screens. Lemon essential oil is extracted from the […]

Our Great-Grandparents Were Less Stressed. Here’s 10 Reasons Why.

“Family Grace.” Norman Rockwell Life in the 21st century can get pretty hectic. Most people fill their days to the overflowing with jobs, commuting, kids’ activities, fitness goals, food preparation, home and garden maintenance, house chores, and more. Sometimes it almost feels like there is barely any time left to […]

The 8 Secret Essentials To Long-Term Food Storage

  Our greatest priority in preparedness should be long-term food storage, simply because any catastrophic event will affect the supply chain and food will quickly become scarce. But while food storage has significant value and provides us all with a level of security, there are some realities affecting food storage […]

5 Root Cellar Alternatives That Are Low-Cost And Easy-To-Make

During the summer there is nothing better than picking fruits and vegetables from your garden and then enjoying them at your dinner table that evening. The taste, freshness and convenience cannot be beat. But how can you continue to enjoy fresh homegrown produce when they’re not in season? One way […]