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20 Vegetables You Can Plant in Late Summer

Even if you didn’t get a spring garden planted, there is still time, late summer, to plant vegetables and harvest them before the first frost. A late summer garden means you can harvest fresh produce well into fall and sometimes even into winter. Here are 20 vegetables that grow well when planted in late summer.

DIY Homemade Greens Powder: Preserve Your Garden Greens

You can pack a big nutritional punch into a tiny amount of powdered greens. But buying these powders is expensive. We’re sharing how to make your own homemade super greens powder with produce from the store or your garden.

Get an Instant Garden in the GreenStalk Vertical Garden Planter

You may be thinking it’s too late to get a garden started this year, but it’s not! Grow an instant garden in less than two-square-feet in a GreenStalk Vertical Tower garden.

How to Keep Weeds Out of the Garden – Managing Weeds

Knowing how to keep weeds out of the garden is something most of us would like to do, weeds compete for nutrients, can crowd out your vegetable plants, and can quickly become an unruly problem taking over the garden. These weed management strategies will help.

How to Plant Tomato Plants, Cucumbers & Peppers

You’ve spent months caring for your plant starts and now it’s time to transplant them into the garden. Learn how to plant tomato plants, cucumbers and peppers properly for best growth and health of the plants.

How to Cook Scrambled Eggs in Cast Iron

Learning how to cook scrambled eggs, especially in cast iron, takes some getting used to. Once you learn these tips and tricks, your eggs will slide out of your pan with ease, as good as (or better than) a non-stick pan.

How to Build a DIY Hoop House or Bean Tunnel

This bean tunnel, which can also be used as a hoop house or trellis for tomatoes, melons, cucumbers, etc., is a fantastic way to improve the growth of your crops. It allows you to grow cooler crops in the tunnels offering protection as well.

How to Clean Cast Iron Properly to Maintain the Seasoning

Once you’ve picked out the best cast iron cookware, and seasoned your pans to perfection, it’s important to know how to clean cast iron properly. We’re sharing tips and tricks on washing, protecting and maintaining the seasoning of your cast iron.

Food Preservation: A Year at a Glance

Knowing how much food you’ll put up in a year is wonderful, but life can often throw us curve balls. It’s a smart idea to have your food preservation for the year laid out ahead of time to plan for the unexpected and be prepared for anything the weather or the seasons throw at us.

Canning Mistakes to Avoid When Water Bath & Pressure Canning

If you plan on doing any canning, it’s important you follow safe canning protocols. Here are the top 5 canning mistakes to avoid whether you’re water bath or pressure canning.

How to Make Butter – 3 Easy Homemade Methods

Learn how to make butter from raw milk at home using three different methods including a Kitchen Aid mixer, an old fashioned butter churn, or in a jar. It’s easier than you might think, and is a fun project to do with kids!

DIY Homemade Greens Powder: Preserve Your Garden Greens

You can pack a big nutritional punch into a tiny amount of powdered greens. But buying these powders is expensive. We’re sharing how to make your own homemade super greens powder with produce from the store or your garden.

What to do With Rose Petals (Medicinal Uses + DIY Rose Face Wash)

If you have a rose bush you may be wondering what to do with the rose petals. Can you eat them? How do you dry rose petals? Can you make a rose petal tea? All these questions plus a DIY moisturizing and toning rose face wash recipe for dry aging skin.

Easy Homemade Egg Noodles Recipe

This homemade egg noodle recipe is easier than you might think! And perfect for beef stroganoff or topped with a creamy sauce and chicken. Delicious addition to Chinese dishes, or even just buttered for an easy side dish. Our personal favorite is to make a simple chicken noodle soup!

Tips for a Zero Waste Home

Having a zero waste home is virtually impossible in today’s world, but there are many things we can do to lessen our waste to a reasonable amount.

Preserving Tomatoes for Winter – Fermented Tomatoes Recipe

We all love that fresh garden tomato taste, and if you’re like us, you wish you could have that amazing flavor year-round. Fermenting tomatoes takes just a few minutes and you can enjoy that garden-fresh tomato taste in all your favorite recipes.

Best Homesteading Books for the Novice or the Pro

Whether you’re wanting to learn how to become a modern homesteader or to homestead the old fashioned way, whether you have 40 acres or a tiny patio on a balcony apartment. These homesteading books are the best we’ve found and will help you on your journey to becoming a homesteader.

What to do With Rose Petals (Medicinal Uses + DIY Rose Face Wash)

If you have a rose bush you may be wondering what to do with the rose petals. Can you eat them? How do you dry rose petals? Can you make a rose petal tea? All these questions plus a DIY moisturizing and toning rose face wash recipe for dry aging skin.

How to Boost Your Immune System Naturally – 7 Steps

Learn how to boost your immune system naturally with these seven simple steps. A healthy immune system is your first line of defense to ward off illness.

How to Buy a Homestead – What To Know Before You Buy

So you want to buy a homestead. There are many factors that must be considered before buying any property, whether developed or not. Here are our best tips for knowing what to look for when looking for homesteading property.

How to Clean Cast Iron Properly to Maintain the Seasoning

Once you’ve picked out the best cast iron cookware, and seasoned your pans to perfection, it’s important to know how to clean cast iron properly. We’re sharing tips and tricks on washing, protecting and maintaining the seasoning of your cast iron.

Stripping and Seasoning a Cast Iron Pan

Using a well-seasoned cast iron pan can be even better than a non-stick pan. If you have old rusty pans sitting around then following this method of stripping and seasoning a cast iron pan can easily bring it back to its original glory in three easy steps. Strip, season, bake! You’ll be sliding eggs outta the pan in no time.

15 Medicinal Herbs To Grow, Harvest & How to Use Them

Knowing which medicinal herbs to grow and their uses can be daunting. Here are the top 15 herbs we recommend and their common remedies.

Tips for a Zero Waste Home

Having a zero waste home is virtually impossible in today’s world, but there are many things we can do to lessen our waste to a reasonable amount.

How to Choose the Best Cast Iron Cookware (New or Used)

Finding the best cast iron cookware, whether it’s new or used, can be tricky. You need to know what to look for when choosing the right cookware for you. These tips should help.

WINTERTIME ON THE HOMESTEAD

This time of year the garden is under a lot of snow. We’re not eating fresh veggies from the garden, but we’re enjoying the food we preserved last summer.

Grow

… your own healthy nutrient-dense food!

Healthy food is expensive and hard to access.

Learn the practical methods to fill your plate with organic fruit, veggies, meat and dairy from your own backyard.

Preserve

Confidently fill your shelves with safe, healthy food. Learn to:

Can
Dehydrate
Ferment
Infuse
Cure
Brew

Thrive

Simple, healthy living for the whole family.

Traditional Cooking
Herbal Medicine
Natural Cleaning

The practical education to grow your own food, fill your pantry and THRIVE in a complicated and unhealthy world...

From Consumer

To Producer

From Unprepared

To Prepared

From Dependant

To Independent

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I am loving all the amazing information being offered by you in such a way that makes it delightful for me to learn… Thank you. I feel confident to move forward now.

– Isabel T from Madison, Virginia

I have already fermented my first sauerkraut, am going to begin skimming cream from our raw milk, make clabber, and have decided to start…a garden in my parents’ backyard. I feel confident enough to try the things I’m seeing. – Monica G from Harlingen, Texas

First of all thank you for all your videos and pantry chats! They are very encouraging as I continue to learn how to best provide for my family through gardening, homeschooling, and preserving

– Krystal M from Grants Pass, Oregon.

There are not too many complete and reliable resources online like yours. You give clear answers with practical ways to implement them as well as resources and specific directions.

– Karen Wood from Alandale, California

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Carolyn, after 40 years of inconsistent results, my husband and I just had sandwiches on homemade bread that didn’t crumble or crack our teeth! It was light, fluffy and sliced with ease. What a super blessing! Thanks ever so much!

– Caroline C. from Tallahassee, Florida

I did it!!! My very first Pressure Canning ever!! Thank you, Carolyn! for your awesome classes and encouragement!! I can’t believe how easy that was, and to think I’ve delayed for years because I was afraid. Can you tell I’m excited? – Dinah S. from Birmingham, Alabama

Thank you so much for these lessons. It’s perfect information all in one place, the what, why and how to. (In the past) I have sat for hours trying to figure out which herbs that I need, and which ones are not necessary to start with. So, this is a blessing!

– Kim S from Eldon, Missouri

Excellent class and Instructional PDF. Thank you for presenting this information in an easy to understand format.
– Gail S. from Sterling, Alaska

Meet Josh and Carolyn:

Josh and Carolyn both grew up with a love for the country life and watching things grow. Their first tiny garden started on a balcony 17 years ago and has now grown into a 40 acre homestead in North Idaho where they grow, preserve and prepare most of their own food right on the property while stewarding the land for the next generation.
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