Edible PLAYDOUGH (gluten free!!) Have little people to keep busy indoors this winter? Give them a project and feed them lunch at the same time! This is our family’s favorite playdough. Easy to make with equal parts of peanut butter (or almond butter), honey and milk powder. Give the kids raisins, shredded coconut, chocolate chips [...]
Fermenting cabbage into sauerkraut is an amazing process. There is no other preservation method I know where your food gets healthier than in lacto-fermentation. With the addition of just a little salt and time, you go from plain-old cabbage (which I think is great just the way it is) to a super-food filled with enzymes, [...]
This is the official announcement of our new online school and we want to celebrate by giving you a free class to kick it off! Check out the video below and then go to www.schooloftraditionalskills.com to get your FREE class! See You Soon!
Petunia, our jersey milk cow has a nice healthy bull calf. We caught this healthy birth on camera for you! Warning!!! GRAPHIC BOVINE BIRTH IMAGES AHEAD!!
You guys have been asking for videos about dealing with all of the fresh milk on the homestead and turning it into delicious dairy products... well, we heard you! Before you can make butter, cheese, yogurt or kefir with your milk you must strain it! In this video, Carolyn will show you the simple steps [...]
Ever get sore muscles but don't want to buy the expensive medicated cream with questionable ingredients? What about when your toddler falls down and looks like he's been beaten over the head with a 2x4... what do you do to help the bruise heal or not develop at all? Tension headaches from a stiff neck... [...]
Nothing is worse than being in the middle of a canning project and realizing that you just ran out of an important ingredient. No matter where you live, running to the grocery store can be a hassle, but if you live out in the country it can turn into a several hour sidetrack... not to [...]
What's in that store bought cooking spray anyways? Propellants, preservative and a few cents worth of cheap, unhealthy oil. All you need is a great spray bottle and some high quality olive oil and water to make your own! No more hydrogenated, trans., rancid, cheap oils for you!
From an early age, both Josh and Carolyn Thomas grew up with a passion and love for simple country living. This evolved into eating amazing home-cooked meals, planting plentiful gardens, taking care of animals and taking great pride in living the “homesteader” lifestyle. The very first tiny garden they grew together started on a balcony [...]
How? Fermented Grains! You can save 40% or more on your chicken feed costs by fermenting the grain. Our large family loves fresh eggs, we love healthy home raised chicken for dinner, not to mention turkey, duck and goose. But man, the feed can get expensive! Here is one of the main ways we have [...]