How To Make Smoked, Salt Cured Fatback

Mine was truly a lovely childhood. I grew up on salt pork that was stored hanged in our root cellar. Almost anything in our pantry was home-made. The fatback [...]

Survival Homesteading: Crop Production and Storage for Livestock

  One of the hardest cords to cut for homesteaders is dependence on commercial feeds. Our modern livestock – even a lot of the dual-purpose [...]

6 Easy Homemade Breads For A Healthy Life

  Bread is a staple in most diets and can be a real lifesaver, literally, when it comes to surviving. Unfortunately modern store-bought bread has very [...]

Help Your Cow Or Goat Give More Milk !

If you have cows or goats for milk, you’ve most likely ran into times when milk production goes down. [...]

Homesteading 101: What Is It and the Essential Steps to Get Started

  Have you been hanging around our blog very long? If so, we are so glad you are here. But if you haven’t, you may be wondering what this blog is [...]

Meat Preservation:The Lost Ways Of Curing And Smoking

Before refrigeration people relied on salt and smoke to preserve their meat. Most people lived on family farms and the "smoke house" was as familiar as the [...]

Fallen Leaves: Bag Them, Don’t Trash Them!

Do you know why the Americans use the word Fall when they’re talking about Autumn? Yes, you got that right: almost all the leaves fall in the Autumn. Most of [...]