Carolyn Thomas

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So far Carolyn Thomas has created 17 blog entries.

Homestead Hacks: Non-Toxic Scrubbing Powder

Stop buying expensive and toxic cleaning products for your home. In this video, Carolyn will show you how simple it is to make a scrubbing powder from safe and non-toxic ingredients you already have in your home. This powder is an effective way to clean sink, counters, refrigerator shelves and any other surfaces you need [...]

By | 2017-10-28T21:26:46+00:00 October 28th, 2017|Videos|

Fermented Green Tomato Pickles

        It can be challenging to grow many ripe tomatoes so far north.  And when the meat chicken program turns out chickens that are so healthy that they can barely be contained… well, growing ripe tomatoes gets even harder.  But green tomatoes… we do them REALLY well! So we often find ourselves [...]

By | 2017-10-19T23:17:36+00:00 October 19th, 2017|Blog|

Homestead Health: Mustard Plaster

Homestead Health: Mustard Plaster Stop that cough this cold and flu season! This effective home remedy for respiratory ailments has been around for centuries because... well, because it works so well! Not to mention that it is cheap and safe. This was considered first line defense against bronchitis and pneumonia by the pharmaceutical industry right [...]

By | 2017-09-26T21:43:28+00:00 October 3rd, 2017|Videos|

Make Your Own Super Green Powder

Make Your Own Super Greens Powder Put those extra greens to use! This is one of the super simple projects that takes very little time and yet can save you a lot of money if you like adding powdered greens to your soups and smoothies. Have you seen the price of green powder lately? Wow! [...]

By | 2017-09-26T21:23:53+00:00 September 26th, 2017|Videos|

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|