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Growing herbs in a homestead medicinal herb garden is an efficient and enjoyable way to generate the raw materials you need to craft herbal remedies. Instead of sourcing dried herbs online or purchasing fresh herbs from the grocery store or farmer’s market, you can grow abundant, inexpensive, and organic herbs in your own backyard. Best […]

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The process of making syrup is an easy one: Tap trees, collect sap, boil it down to evaporate the water content and concentrate the naturally occurring sugars in the sap. But if you’re a homesteader new to sugaring, how do you evaporate gallons of sap effectively and efficiently? In this post I’m going to help […]

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My family’s homesteading path has been one full of transitions and new adventures. We started out in 1999 on a rental homestead in Oregon, moved to Missouri in 2012 to build an off the grid homestead from scratch on land we purchased with cash, and in the fall of 2018, moved once again, this time […]

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Each year I like to peek back into the Homestead Honey archives to share the top posts of the year. This year, the writing, editing, and publication of Family Homesteading and our move to Vermont took much of my time and energy, so I have to admit that the top homesteading posts of 2018 were […]

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With the holidays right around the corner, I bet you’re looking for the perfect gift for your favorite homesteader. Never fear – I’ve collected a few of my favorite items in this Homestead Holiday Gift Guide. And if your favorite homesteader happens to be yourself, I certainly wouldn’t blame you! Gifts for Gardeners First up, […]

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Fermented honey is the basis of the delicious beverage mead, and can be featured in other ferments such as kombucha, but did you know that you can also ferment honey with alliums and herbs to make a tangy, robust, immune-boosting remedy? Today I’m going to share with you a recipe for fermented honey with red […]

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Since our move to Vermont, I’ve been dreaming of maple syrup, and thinking ahead to what we need to get ready for backyard sugaring season. Back in Missouri, we tapped the trees available to us: black walnuts. Black walnut tree sap makes a delicious syrup with a woodsy, earthy, nutty flavor, but I really prefer […]

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One of the simplest ways to store food is in the freezer. You can freeze just about anything – fruits, veggies, herbs, meat, jelly, baked goods – with little equipment save a freezer and some plastic bags or other containers. This week I had the opportunity to buy 20# of fresh green beans from a […]

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If you are new to canning, this beginner’s canning equipment guide from Jenny at The Domestic Wildflower will help you get started canning in a way that is easy, fun, and safe! Jenny is going to walk you through her essential list of canning equipment and supplies so you can finish out the harvest season […]

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A few weeks ago we packed up our homesteading essentials and moved across country to Vermont to begin a new chapter of our lives. To my regular readers, the ones that have followed our off the grid journey for the past five years, I know this sentence may seem shocking. In many ways, it has […]

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