Simple, Delicious Homemade Kombucha

If you’ve never tried kombucha, it’s quite a treat. Bubbly, refreshing, and flavorful, kombucha is also probiotic and is a delicious way to get your fizz on and make your digestive system more healthy! This post contains affiliate links. If you click on and buy anything through them, we might make a little money, but […]

Easy Homemade Strawberry Syrup from Your Trash

I’ll bet your are thinking what the heck kind of strawberry syrup I could be talking about, but stick with me, you will love this recipe. It’s cheap, it’s easy, it’s delicious, and it’s made from cast-off strawberry tops that would normally go into the trash or compost heap! Sound good? Heck yeah! If you’ve […]

Perfect Homemade Croutons from Your Old, Stale Bread

I bake our bread every two to three weeks–usually a loaf of sandwich bread and a pan of dinner rolls. The problem is that we are not huge bread eaters. Sometimes we use up all the bread quickly, and others, we just don’t. I do love bread, but as a family, we don’t always get […]

Using All of the Harvest

As a homesteader, I am always trying to figure out ways to use things before they go to the landfill or compost pile. While I love that all of the nutrients from my home grown produce can go to nourishing the compost that eventually nourishes my family, I have always loved just the simple idea […]

Why I Use Milk Kefir for My Chickens {Recipe Included}

For years, I have been interested in culturing and fermenting in some capacity. It pretty much started with kombucha, then I tried water kefir (I killed my grains, ugh), then fermenting zucchini pickles and carrot sticks in salt brine, then dilly beans—all (but the water kefir) turned out great, and I was pretty much hooked. […]


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