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?
Looking ahead to the upcoming school year and the fact that Morgan is going back to public school, I need breakfast ideas that can be eaten on the go. Pancakes are a favorite request. Now how to make them ahead of time and quickly? MUFFINS. Possibly one of the easiest recipes ever. 1. Make your … Continue reading Pancake Muffins
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
Some links are affiliate links. I receive a small commission from these but it does not affect your purchases. Did you know that you can start your garden even if you are on food stamps? Yes, any seeds or plants that are edible can be purchased with your EBT card. You can use containers and … Continue reading Did You Know?
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
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
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
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
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
Rhode Island Red chickens are a dual purpose bird that was developed in New England in the mid 1800s. They lay large light brown eggs. They are considered one of the least aggressive breeds of chickens. They are healthy producers with hens averaging 200 to 300 eggs per year. Dual purpose means they are also … Continue reading Rhode Island Red Chickens