homesteading

My Homesteading Goals

We are branching beyond REAL FOOD and learning to become self-sufficient suburbanites (we, like there’s a mouse in my pocket). Hubby is happy to let me go about my merry way and enjoys the results of my labors but isn’t very enthusiastic about becoming a […]

Harvesting and Using Lavender

I feel such a sense of satisfaction from gathering my own lavender. It is the same feeling I get from making a beautiful pot of chicken bone broth, culturing yogurt, or creating a tooth powder recipe. It is learning to be self-sufficient and resourceful. Susy from Chiot’s […]

The Humble Clothesline

Hanging laundry to dry can be a soothing and rewarding task. I follow the FlyLady’s advice and wash a load every day, so hanging a single load to dry is not an overwhelming job. Line-drying clothes is new for me, and I find it gives me a few […]

Carpet Cleaning (non-toxic, allergy-friendly, and frugal)

My carpet needed a serious deep clean. With a 4 year old, a husband, and a cat, it gets its fair share of wear and tear. It is also old and secretly wants to be laid to rest, but hardwood floors aren’t anywhere near the […]

Homemade All-Purpose Scrub

Why use expensive chemicals to clean?    We began replacing harsh chemical cleaners with natural ones a few years ago. I was always put off from the harsh burning smell of cleaning chemicals and cover perfumes, and I can remember trying to hold my breath […]