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Why did the rennet not form curds? I followed the recipe for making cheese, but no curd formed. Is there something wrong with your rennet? Rennet does not go bad! Over time, it will probably loose effectiveness.  This means you might have to use a bit more. Rennet needs calcium in order to do it’s […]

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(Our newest contributor, expert Kombucha maker Ron Chapdelaine, check him out on Facebook – The STEALTH House Naked Kombucha Factory.   Here he shares with us why we may think we’ve made our Kombucha just right, but have no fizz!  No fizz means no fermentation.  The answer may be in the bottles we are using.  […]

The post How the Bottles you use for your Kombucha can affect the Fizz! appeared first on HS Blog.

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The weekend right after Thanksgiving was my time to start thinking about healthy eating again. Right after the all the stuffing, and potatoes, and pies, and ice cream…  guess I don’t have to go on, you probably get the drift. About 2 weeks ago a friend gave me a scoby, or starter culture for making […]

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We’re proud to announce that our humble blog won a “Top 100 Homesteading Blog” award! Homesteader’s Supply made #42 in Feedspot’s list of the Best Homesteading Blogs on the Planet. Congrats to all our fellow homesteading bloggers who were also awarded this honor!    

The post We Won a Top 100 Homesteading Blog Award! appeared first on HS Blog.

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Have you ever been told that it makes no difference whether or not you wash your homemade butter? Do you think it really matters all that much one way or the other? Wouldn’t it be easier and faster to skip the washing step and just work the buttermilk out of the butter? Here are the answers to the […]

The post Why You Need to Wash Homemade Butter appeared first on HS Blog.

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About 10 years ago, consumer preferences slowly started shifting away from conventionally produced foods to locally grown. The 2007 release of Michael Pollan’s book, The Omnivore’s Dilemma, was largely responsible for this change. Once awakened to the consequences of our food choices, many of us became much more conscious about what we were eating, how it was made, where it came […]

The post Top 10 Reasons to Eat Locally Grown Food appeared first on HS Blog.

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Homesteaders like to cultivate large gardens, so usually there’s ample “free” food during the warm months of the year. And most of us preserve at least some of our harvest by canning or dehydrating our vegetables, fruits, and sometimes even meats, too. Those of us lucky enough to have root cellars or walk-in coolers use them to store the more […]

The post 10 Ways to Make Healthy Eating More Affordable appeared first on HS Blog.

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What’s a Prepper Pro? We originally designed the Prepper Pro as a tool for canning and fermenting. It’s perfect for compressing veggies when packing them into jars or fermenting vessels. And it does a great job of breaking up fibrous veggies so they release their juices before fermenting. The Prepper Pro has a small end, which fits well in a small-mouth canning […]

The post 9 Unusual Ways to Use a Prepper Pro in the Kitchen appeared first on HS Blog.

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Enter our Unconventional Apple Pie Contest for your chance to win a $25 Homesteader’s Supply Gift Certificate What’s an “Unconventional” Apple Pie? We consider an apple pie “unconventional” when it contains ingredients you don’t find in an ordinary apple pie recipe. So what are those, specifically? As any good cook can tell you, ordinary apple […]

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Anyone who’s ever tasted a farm fresh egg knows they’re far superior to eggs sold at the supermarket. Their yolks are more golden and taller. They’re more nutritious because hens raised on a farm have a better diet than commercially raised hens. And it’s comforting to know they come from happy hens that get to enjoy wandering about outdoors, pecking at […]

The post How to Enjoy Your Fresh Eggs After the Hens Stop Laying appeared first on HS Blog.

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