We work hard around our homestead, so a chance to let down our hair and party is always a good thing! I am excited to be a part of the Ultimate Blog Party this year. It's an awesome way to meet new blogging friends, do some valuable networking, and win incredible prizes! So, since this is my first year, allow me to introduce myself: I'm Jill- I'm 25 years old and share our homestead with my handy husband and our 11 month old Prairie Baby. … [Read more...] about Partying at the Homestead!
Archives for March 2011
It's funny the things that make you feel like a homesteading rockstar... Like making homemade vanilla extract for example. I've been making homemade vanilla extract for several years now, and it's definitely on my list of "never-buy-again" foods. It's so easy, it practically makes itself. Now that's my kind of recipe. ;) Is it cost effective? If you are comparing it with purchasing real vanilla extract from the store, then yes, making … [Read more...] about How to Make Vanilla Extract
"Cultivating the Homestead Community" Welcome to the 6th edition of the Homestead Barn Hop! This hop is hosted by The Prairie Homestead, along with three other fantastic homesteading gals: Amy from Homestead Revival, Kendra from New Life on a Homestead, and Megan from A Blossoming Homestead! We encourage you to stop by every Monday and share your latest homesteading posts with us. From cooking to animals to gardening, we want to hear … [Read more...] about Homestead Barn Hop #6
Last time I went to the grocery store, I got angry. Though our real food transformation has greatly decreased the amount of food I purchase at a conventional grocery store, there are still some items for which I don't have local or homemade sources. Last shopping trip I went to grab a package of butter and was shocked to see that the prices had risen nearly a dollar since last month. Butter and cheese are 2 things that we use a lot of, and … [Read more...] about We Got a Milk Cow!