Along with the land came a house, along with the house came a disgusting basement.
We read that one need not be hasty in destroying old farm buildings, especially if you can’t afford new ones, as they can often still be used.
This building continues to serve us, even after it was razed.
Small successes in keeping the cat out of my houseplants.
Gramma tells a story about a mistake she made and what she learned from it.
The author notes with relish all the amazing things a homesteader can accomplish with WD-40.
Some of the varieties of free fruits available for the taking. All it takes is a little time, a little work, and some scouting of the area for what grows in your neck of the woods.
A transplant's recognition of the realities of farm life and how to adjust.
Cleaning up old buildings and saving what you can just makes a body feel good!
Even the foundations of abandoned buildings can soon be ruined.
It was a house that most women would run from, but somehow, I was blind to the mess.
We converted a 1947 disabled water well house into a usable potting shed.
We discovered you can take the sag out of a barn roof without machinery and very little money.
The farm was a disaster, but we were out to save it - one weekend at a time.
Super easy to make and ever so scrumptious - a recipe from the old farm.
An old-fashioned ginger cookie recipe inspired a tasty new version!
The second part of how to crochet rag rugs. Here we start crocheting the actual rug and learn how to finish it simply.
We think you'll be inspired to keep your old buildings when you read about Todd's ingenuity, perseverance and hard work while saving the old chicken house.
Re-purpose old louver doors into a lovely bookshelf in just one day!
A paragraph or two on what different people consider comfort foods.
We finally hired a mason after seeing the problems with the 100-year-old stone foundations ... join Bryan and Lori for a look at the before and afters in the 100-year-old house and barn!
Make corned beef the way your mother used to make it.
A short history of a few Red Currant bushes at the ranch where my husband and I live.
Get started making your own rag rugs from materials you have on hand.
The author shares her experience in taking care of older horses and keeping them healthy and happy.
A short dissertation on the differences between modern farming machinery and the ones my grandfather used.
Old, old canning jars and how they worked, or didn’t.