Wax Pole bean yellow pole bean - sandhill preservation center offers this bean
10 January

Sandhill Preservation Center

Sandhill Preservation Center is one of the most unique seed companies out there. This family run seed company finds its purpose and direction, completely in the word PRESERVATION! Visit Sandhill Preservation Center, Online Back in 1984 I was 25 years …

Venison jerky - making jerky is a favorite past time on our homestead
07 January

Making Jerky

Making Jerky One of my favorite snacks has always been jerky. Unfortunately, jerky is usually pretty expensive in the store. I can’t afford to buy it very often. However, a few years back, I got a dehydrator for Christmas. Dehydrators …

Joy of Cooking cookbook review for homesteaders
30 December

Joy of Cooking, Book Review

Joy of Cooking Irma S Rombauer, Marion Rombauer Becker. Published by The Bobbs-Merrill Company, Inc. Indianapolis/New York. 1931, 1936, 1941, 1942, 1943, 1946, 1951, 1952, 1953, 1962, 1963, 1964, 1975. Today’s book review is by our homesteader, Jerreth. As you …

Livestock guardian puppies guarding their food
28 December

Livestock Guardian Puppies and HOD

HOD You may be asking yourself right now, “What is HOD?” My livestock guardian puppies have been diagnosed with HOD. You, my friends, are going to get a short lesson in this health issue for livestock guardian puppies (and other …

pumpkin soup, squash soup, pumpkin/chicken soup
28 December

Pumpkin Soup

Pumpkin Soup – A Great Squash Meal for Winter One can grow a lot of pumpkin without a whole lot of effort. Some kinds will keep for about a year, without refrigeration. This makes pumpkin (or squash, if you prefer …

Our new country neighbors, the cows
26 December

Moving to the Country

Moving to the Country Y’all are singing the song, right? Gonna eat a lot of peaches. Seriously, though, the urban homesteaders have finally moved to the country! If you’re not following HomesteadingEdu on FaceBook, you sure should be! That’s where …