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 [...]
Still have too many spring eggs? In this video Carolyn will show you a simple delicious preservation technique... pickled eggs! You can refrigerate or can these tasty, high protein treats. Pickled eggs make a quick, healthy meal starter or easy snack. You can also follow us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/homesteadingfamily or check out our website [...]
OK - You've been asking for a tour of our homestead kitchen... let me show you around on a busy homesteading Saturday. The pizza dough is resting, waiting to be rolled out; the dandelion greens are soaking in their brine to become KimChi; hardboiled eggs are cooling for pickled eggs and my assistants (the kids [...]
Kick out the plastic wrap! Carolyn, Rachel and Brianna show a quick and simple way to start switching your home away from disposable, unhealthy plastics and toward healthy reusable products. A little beeswax, cotton cloth and a few old paintbrushes can save a lot of plastic wrap over the next few years- not to mention [...]
John is going to share with us why it is important to sift our compost before putting it on the garden to grow lettuce.
In this video Carolyn will show you how simple it is to save your fresh eggs for baking during the winter egg shortage. This is a great method to use for dirty eggs, cracked eggs or even an over-abundance of storebought eggs.
Do you know how to preserve your eggs? Water glassing is a long standing historical method that is very easy and very effective! While there are several different water glassing mediums, here Carolyn shows you how to use the cheap and readily available hydrated lime (also known as pickling lime and slacked lime) to easily [...]
We just brought home some brand new baby turkey chicks. With a heat lamp, water and a little food, they do best to get right onto the grass and soil!
Here's a tour of our "chickshaw" that we just built so we can move our eggs layer's to different areas of the property depending on season and the job we have for them.