Carolyn Thomas

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Homestead Dairy: Skimming the Cream off Your Milk

Fresh cream says decadence like few other things in life... one of the blessings of producing your own food (or buying the equivalent from a local farmer) is that you get cream with your milk, filet mignon with your ground beef, asparagus with your spinach.  Take full advantage of these little luxuries... You use cream [...]

By | 2017-07-18T22:55:50+00:00 July 26th, 2017|Videos|

Healthy Summer Drinks: Flavored Water

Healthy Summer Drinks Flavored Water Keeping your family hydrated and satisfied in the heat of summer without grabbing the sodas and sugary drinks can be a challenge, but there are many delicious, healthy and thrifty options to not only quench your thirst but to also add to your families health. In this video Carolyn shows [...]

By | 2017-07-18T22:53:15+00:00 July 24th, 2017|Videos|

Healthy Summer Drinks: Kombucha

Healthy Summer Drinks: Kombucha Keep your own healthy, carbonated drink on tap with this easy method of brewing kombucha at home. In this video Carolyn (and her growing baby belly 😊) shows you how to easily turn a few cents worth of tea and sugar into a healthy, delicious carbonated beverage for your family and [...]

By | 2017-07-18T22:47:49+00:00 July 22nd, 2017|Videos|

Canning Cherries in Sweet Cider: Full Tutorial

Canning Cherries in Cider: FULL CANNING TUTORIAL In this video Carolyn shows you how easy canning can be as she steps you through the canning process while canning whole cherries in apple cider. This is a great tutorial for beginning canners, but for you experienced canners and quick studies, here is the quick version: Whole [...]

By | 2017-07-18T22:44:35+00:00 July 20th, 2017|Videos|

Healthy Summer Drinks: Cherry Almond Kombucha

Healthy Summer Drinks: Cherry Almond Kombucha This delicious and refreshing secondary fermented kombucha is reminiscent of Dr. Pepper... but is WAY HEALTHIER for you!  A great way to help kick the soda habit! All you need is some finished kombucha, some cherries (frozen would work just fine if you don't have fresh) and some almond [...]

By | 2017-07-18T22:41:17+00:00 July 18th, 2017|Videos|

Dry Your Culinary Herbs

Growing and preserving your own herbs is so rewarding and cost effective. Those tiny little bottles of spices and herbs at the grocery store are often old and filled with "who-knows-what" but your own herbs are cheap, plentiful, healthy and absolutely delicious!

By | 2017-07-05T22:38:39+00:00 July 5th, 2017|Videos|

Dream Cheese – Kefir Cheese in Olive Oil

OK guys here it is... the promised Dream Cheese video.  It turned out a little longer than most of our videos, but we really wanted to show you every step and explain it thoroughly so that you can try it right away! This can be made with yogurt, clabbered milk or kefir (kefir is standard [...]

By | 2017-06-28T21:34:47+00:00 July 4th, 2017|Videos|

Tour Of Baker Creek Heirloom Seed Co.

We love open pollinated and heirloom seeds, so we are excited to share a tour of one of our favorite seed companies, Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds. We've been buying heirloom seeds from them for many years and love their large selection and quality. Check them out at

By | 2017-06-28T21:17:34+00:00 July 1st, 2017|Videos|