Growing up with homesteaders, I never thought of myself as one until recently.
Learn to can your own homemade soups and always have a hot, hearty meal waiting in your pantry.
We have spent many days working outside from dawn to dusk while others our age are golfing, playing cards, and taking life easy. For us, there is immense fulfillment in growing our food.
They say timing is everything ... they say location, location, location too. We say, we need more rain, fewer weeds, longer days, and a stronger back so we can get the homestead to look the way we want it to look.
An abnormal fear of accidentally poisoning people from home canning mistakes has kept me from trying to preserve my garden and farmers' market goodies. This season, I've decided to overcome my fears and test the waters.
A visit to an old barn that brings back memories and reveals many treasures.
Tips to help you get started working at home.
Grandma and Grandpa had a spring piped into the house, with the help of a neighbor we have resorted to other means.
The first year of our hobby farm continued.
The seeds of my journey toward self-sufficiency were planted years ago when I visited Grandma and Grandpa on the farm.
The arrival of fall means time to sow our garlic crop on our urban homestead.
There may be free fruit in your own neighborhood - just keep your eyes open.
Reminiscing about winter and the times when Santa would visit.
For my inaugural blog post for Capper's Farmer, I'd like to take a few minutes to explain myself. Trust me, I need to.
Donna Rae creates and tests two styles of handmade dishcloths
Roasted peppers taste great all winter and are easy to make.
We plant winter rye as fall comes to an end to help add "green manure" to our garden.
Delicious and beautiful beet relish - tastes sweet, spicy and tart!
How we managed to travel across the country twice only to realize that we left something incredibly important behind.