Before we get started, I want to set the record straight... These candles don't have to be *just* for emergencies. They could also be: "I-want-to-try-my-hand-at-making-candles" candles. Or... "I'm totally curious about tallow" candles. Or... "I-can't-resist-anything-that-comes-in-a-mason-jar" candles. But they make especially nice emergency or survival candles since they are fairly inexpensive and you can make a bunch at … [Read more...] about How to Make Tallow Candles
Archives for January 2014
"Cultivating the Homestead Community" Playing catch-up <------- that was the theme of this past week. It took us a few days to get back in the swing of things after being gone for 10 days. But we are finally settled back in and I even got some cleaning done over the weekend, and rendered some very stinky beef tallow. We also had four cords of firewood delivered to us on Saturday--in the form of ginormous logs. Hubby has been busy sawing, … [Read more...] about Homestead Barn Hop #144
Today I'm thrilled to welcome Pam of Learning to Be Me, a fellow blogger and dear friend, as she shares her adventure in raising a bottle calf last year. Enjoy her journal of her experiences and look for 5 tips at the end of the post if you are interested in raising a bottle calf of your own! Thursday, January 3, 2013 Have you heard the saying, "Be careful what you wish for?" I should edit that to, "Be careful what you mention to a … [Read more...] about Bottle Calf 101: 5 Tips for First-Time Bottle Calf Mamas
I think we can all agree... ... that baking soda is pretty magical stuff. Of course it's what makes our baked goods rise and get all fluffy, but it's also good for deodorizing stinky stuff, cleaning carpet spots, making DIY cleaning pastes, and scrubbing messy ovens too. Lately when I've posted recipes calling for baking soda, (such as this DIY Coconut Oil Deodorant) I've been getting comments from folks concerned about the presence of … [Read more...] about Does Baking Soda Contain Aluminum?