Recycled Garden – Homestead 2020 Tour

When you are deciding on what materials you should use in your garden, consider using recycled materials. Using reclaimed materials instead of brand new ones can benefit in many ways. Reusing items can save money and can help with reducing the negative impact on the environment. For instance, when purchasing new materials, you can run the risk of going beyond your planned budget. In addition, … Continue reading Recycled Garden – Homestead 2020 Tour

Urban Homestead Tour 2019

When looking for options to create a food source for your family while respecting the environment, a urban homestead is an excellent solution to an available space in your backyard. Hey there, my name is Mea, and I am an Urban Resident whose goal is to turn my home into an Urban Homestead. Residing in St. Louis, MO, I decided to transition my 200 square … Continue reading Urban Homestead Tour 2019

Simple Living: Urban Homesteading For A Better Life

“Simple living for a better life.” When I initially heard the phrase, it didn’t catch my attention. I thought it defined people limiting themselves from the joys in life just to save money. Over time, as I learned more about it, I realized that my original thought was far from the truth.  I learned that simple living is more than just living at a minimum; … Continue reading Simple Living: Urban Homesteading For A Better Life

Freezing Green Peppers & Onions

Green peppers and onions, the veggies of champions. A joyous occasion when I am making meals like meatloaf, and a compliment to mushrooms and spinach when you add a kiss of garlic powder.  In our house, it is a staple, at least to me. And since I had so many, I didn’t want them to waste. Now, there are many ways to preserve this dynamic … Continue reading Freezing Green Peppers & Onions

10 Gardening Truths You Need to Know

From learning about soil types to sprouting seeds, there are so many truths to having a garden and for the past two years, I have learned a lot thus far. I will share what truths I have discovered to inspire those looking into starting a garden of their own in today’s post. That said, let’s begin with the 10 garden truths you need to know. … Continue reading 10 Gardening Truths You Need to Know

Chicken Stock: How to Make, Can, & Preserve

If you’re like me, chicken stock or broth is a commonly used ingredient in your household. In most cases, I buy it in bulk from Sam’s, but this time, I decided to do something a little different; I wanted to make it from scratch. In today’s post, I will show you my progress on making chicken stock and how it turned out. So let’s get … Continue reading Chicken Stock: How to Make, Can, & Preserve

Homemade Applesauce Recipe & Canning DIY

If you have an abundance of apples lying around, don’t let them waste. Instead, you can store them by turning them into homemade applesauce. Making applesauce from scratch is a simple recipe. In this post, I am going to show you how to turn your apples into applesauce. Materials/ Ingredients A Batch of Apples Sugar A Peeler Canning Mason Jars Water Bath Canner Preserving Kit … Continue reading Homemade Applesauce Recipe & Canning DIY

Eco-Friendly Kitchen: 10 Ways You Can Start Today!

A good homestead not only has fresh ingredients, delightful spices, and herbs, or a few cookbooks, it can also have a sustainable kitchen that uses various eco-friendly products and processes. Creating a sustainable kitchen is an excellent way to cook delicious meals in a healthy space and reduce your impact on the environment. From using all-natural cleaning products to cooking with sustainable materials, there are … Continue reading Eco-Friendly Kitchen: 10 Ways You Can Start Today!

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10 Ways to Live A More Self-Sufficient Lifestyle

You may be asking yourself, Is a self-sufficient lifestyle possible? If you are like me, then you are tired of running the rat race of life. Instead of being caught up in debt, excessive consumerism, lack of resources, a demanding job, you want to be free from stress and anxiety. You want to live a simpler and independent lifestyle, but it is too overwhelming to … Continue reading 10 Ways to Live A More Self-Sufficient Lifestyle

Planting Seeds Indoors – Gardening 101

When it comes to starting your garden, you have a couple of options, you can either buy plants already established or plant your seeds indoors. If you are interested in seed starting, then in today’s post, I am going to show you seven steps to start your seeds indoors. So let’s begin. If you saw my last post, “Cranberry Vintage – Early Spring Cleaning.” I … Continue reading Planting Seeds Indoors – Gardening 101