Creating a Culture of Change

I am not looking to change a business, society, etc. I am looking to change the way I live personally. That includes how I eat, think, buy and sell. Do I hope that others will join me? Of course, but this is really about my personal journey to live a quiet, peaceful life. What do … Continue reading Creating a Culture of Change

What is in Your Herb Garden?

Some links are affiliate links. I receive a small commission from these but it does not affect your purchases. Herbs are perhaps one of my favorite plants to grow. They are easy, useful, and beautiful. They make the perfect addition to any flower bed or vegetable garden. I use fresh and dried herbs in many … Continue reading What is in Your Herb Garden?

Water Bath Canning vs Pressure Canning

Some links are affiliate links. I receive a small commission from these but it does not affect your purchases. There really is no debate on which you should choose. There are somethings are safe to water bath can but everything can be pressure canned. Why can't I water bath can low acid foods? My grandma … Continue reading Water Bath Canning vs Pressure Canning

The Farm is a Reality

Holy Goat Chicken Momma! Ok that was a bad Batman reference. But seriously my dream of having a farm is a reality. The good, the bad, the ugly are all very real. The struggles and the successes are all happening NOW. For those of you who have been with me through the years, what tumultuous … Continue reading The Farm is a Reality

Switching to Infused Oils

I have been doing research on essential oils vs infused oils a lot lately. I have come across several websites, one in particular that has inspired me, that explain the difference. There is also the cost involved in obtaining either one. I primarily use them when I am making homemade soaps, lotions, and other similar … Continue reading Switching to Infused Oils

Finding Resources in Your Own Backyard

It has been a massive search for things to use for building materials. I was considering pallets but as right now I have no way to transport them without paying someone. Remember I like free and cheap. I can't afford to put out money and run to Home Depot, Lowe's, or any other type of … Continue reading Finding Resources in Your Own Backyard

Introducing Artwork by Claire

My beautiful talented daughter has finally found her style for painting. I may be biased but I think it is very pretty, enchanting if you would. She will be blogging and making her paintings available for sale on the Farmstead Etsy store. Setting her photos and Etsy category up is still in process. The goal … Continue reading Introducing Artwork by Claire

The Incredible Rosemary

Common Name Standardized: rosemary Latin name: Rosemarinus officinalis Plant Family: Lamiaceae (mint) Overview This is a woody, perennial plant with a 2 year life span, or so I have heard, mine typically live for several years. It is native to the Mediterranean and a member of the mint family. It is a fragrant addition to … Continue reading The Incredible Rosemary