Taking a small break from updating until 13 July due to vacation! This entire week we've been cleaning and preparing for our yearly US trip. As such I don't have time to be updating. I did schedule several posts but they don't seem to be posting so I'll double check that and get them up! … Continue reading Hiatus!
Four Thieves Vinegar is a very old, renowned recipe for a vinegar that packs a huge sickness-busting punch! It's also called Marseilles Vinegar, Marseilles Remedy, Prophylactic Vinegar, Vinegar of the Four Thieves, camphorated acetic acid, Vinaigre des Quatre Voleurs, and Acetum Quator Furum. Whatever you call it, my dad's family has been using it for … Continue reading Four Thieves Vinegar
Sorry if I don't post too much on social media for the next three months, but I'm currently in Dutch courses and between studying, working, and housework I won't be online as much as I used to be. Thanks for understanding! Follow us here on WordPress or on Facebook for more food and homesteading goodness! … Continue reading Dutch Courses
These silver star ornaments are very similar to ornaments my mother and I made together when I was young. Homemade ornaments bring back great memories for me, and I love the silver tone of these contrasting with gold baubles and gold glitter ribbon on the tree. They match my silver star tree topper too! You … Continue reading Silver Star Holiday Ornaments
I KNOW, I forgot to post this Wednesday! I don't need reminding, but last week was crazy with both the elections and Veteran's Day being back-to-back. I apologize, but today we're finally going over the topic of making powder laundry detergent cheaply. Now this recipe doesn't contain borax. Not because I don't like the possible … Continue reading Homemade Powder Laundry Soap
I will be the first to admit that when it comes to cleaning, I'm not very efficient or focused. But after recently getting to the end of my wits about the housework, I turned to the experts. And by the experts, I mean I asked my mama what to do. My mama kept the house clean … Continue reading Cleaning Efficiently: Cleaning Tips I Learned From My Mama
It's just about time the -Ber months roll in. For me, that's when autumn begins on the Homestead.Pumpkins are swelling on the vine and our corn has put out silk. The peas and beans have been harvested, the potatoes are nearly ready to dig, and we plant the radishes, carrots, and daikon that absolutely adore … Continue reading Summer Days and Autumn Nights