• Discover 16 fruits and vegetables to grow vertically to expand a garden space. A great example is growing cucumbers vertically. Vertical growing plants are healthier and tend to produce more produce. This article provides vertical vegetable garden ideas for gardeners from all walks of life. Living in the mountains requires me to be creative with the garden space we have.… [Continue Reading]

    Fruits and Vegetables to Grow Vertically
  • This recipe for canning maple bacon jam is a great item to have in the pantry. Unlike other bourbon maple bacon jam with onions recipes, this one is made to be shelf-stable. Food is better with bacon in it. Period. However, bacon partnered with maple syrup and bourbon is divine. There is something, well, right about this pairing. Bourbon bacon… [Continue Reading]

    Canning Maple Bacon Jam with Bourbon
  • This tutorial on how to make cinnamon whiskey, or homemade fireball, is easy. This DIY cinnamon whiskey recipe is full in flavor and quite enjoyable. Justin is a hot tamales candy junkie. He also enjoys the occasional cinnamon whiskey whiskey on ice, which is what prompted me to make this cinnamon whiskey recipe. A carpenter enjoys the opportunity to construct… [Continue Reading]

    How to Make Cinnamon Whiskey | a Copycat version of Fireball Whiskey
  • To live a simple life means offering practical gifts for homesteading kids. Great gifts for farm kids or homesteaders consists of items which encompass the life we live. This article provides list books, kits, tools, and garden items which will help your child with the skills needed to live the homesteading life.   Gift giving is not a strong point of… [Continue Reading]

    Practical Gifts for Homesteading Kids
  • How to render lard is an extremely easy process. Rendering pork fat allows for a very diverse oil which can be used for cooking, baking, and seasoning cast iron. Learn what the term, canning lard, refers to and how that affects storing this rendered pork fat long-term. Living the homesteading life allows for great treasures, and believe it or not,… [Continue Reading]

    How to Render Lard using a Slow Cooker

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DIY Naturally Scented Pinecones

Leave the chemicals behind and make scented pinecones. Easy DIY naturally scented pine cones are made with foraged pinecones and essential oils. Included are tips on how to clean pine cones as well as how to properly scent pine cones for a pleasant, long lasting smell. The decision to live a healthy, natural lifestyle means caring for what you put…

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Pear Shrub Recipe using Champagne Vinegar

This Asian pear shrub recipe makes a great fall drinking vinegar. The use of champagne vinegar creates a less tart beverage and great pear shrub cocktail. There’s something special and delicious when tart and sweet meet. What emerges from this union is the perfect shrub, or drinking vinegar. Drinking vinegars, or shrubs, have been around since the 1700’s. However, they…

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Homemade Pumpkin Bars using Home Canned Pumpkin

A traditional and easy homemade pumpkin bars recipe made using home canned pumpkins and applesauce. Enjoy pumpkin squares as a treat or delicious dessert item. There must be hundreds of recipes for making homemade pumpkin bars. However, the best recipes are passed between family and friends. These recipes have been passed on so often that noone one remembers where the…

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