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A collection of some of the all-time favorite posts on The Prairie Homestead.

Fill in the Blank Homesteading

Perhaps when you hear the word “homestead”, you envision a quaint little farmhouse surrounded by tall oaks and a meandering creek; complete with a grazing Jersey milk cow in the back pasture…. There is nothing wrong with that, and I definitely think that a farm like that graces all of our dream scenarios. But….. What if you are one of the millions of “other” folks?

How to Freeze Eggs

freezing eggs

It’s either feast or famine when it comes to eggs on our homestead. Learn how to preserve your excess eggs for later, using this simple, chemical-free technique.

Sixteen Ways to Use Your Whey

Remember the nursery rhyme about little Miss Muffet eating her curds and whey? Well, back before I began my real food journey, I didn’t even know what whey was… Never would I have thought that I would ever become so familiar with it!

Organized Chaos

I crave order. In my perfect world, our entire homestead would be organized, ordered, and labeled. But it’s not…

Naturally Disinfect Your Chicken Coop

Many sources suggest using bleach as a disinfectant in chicken coops. I don’t know about you, but I really hate bleach. I don’t like using it around our homestead, especially when it comes in contact with our animals.

Why I Don’t Clip Coupons

Back when I started the transition from a workin’ girl to a stay at home mama, I spent a considerable amount of time online checking out various homemaking blogs. A common theme I found among them was that many of the moms were coupon queens. So, why haven’t you seen me share my couponing secrets? Well, it’s because I never even started. And let me tell you why.

Choosing a Goat Milking Schedule

No matter how you slice it, having a dairy animal is definitely a commitment. Before you start your daily milking, you need to decide how much milk you will require on a daily basis, as well as your time restrictions.

Six Lessons Learned from Kidding This Year

Last year was our first time kidding, and we were the typical stressed-out, first time goat parents. I had done a lot of reading (probably too much…) and was a little paranoid about doing everything exactly by the book. But this year, I tried to take a more laid-back approach, and we had good results!

Five Foods I’ll Never Buy Again

As passionate as I am about whole foods, I still compromise sometimes. I have to, for the sake of sanity. That being said, there are a few food items that I will never, ever buy from the grocery store again…

Our Most Favorite Pizza Crust. Ever.

Friday night is pizza night at our house. I struggled with finding a crust recipe that I really liked for several years, until I stumbled across this one. We like this recipe so much, that I don’t even really miss restaurant pizza at all!

Make Refried Beans from Scratch

homemade refried beans
Canned refried beans- expensive, lacking in taste, and they contain BPA and sometimes hydrogenated fats.
Homemade refried beans- frugal, tasty, BPA-free, and full of healthy fats.
‘Nuff said.