30+ Frugal Ways to Reconnect with your Husband that You Can Start Using Today

30+ Frugal Ways to Reconnect with your Husband that You Can Start Using Today

Need to reconnect with your husband? It happens to us all. Days at home become routine, and as we plod through our day-to-day, we start to neglect those smaller parts of our relationships until the edges become frayed. It becomes necessary to refresh ourselves, and a great way to do that is to reconnect with…

Southern-Style Sweet Potatoes – Whole Food Recipe

Southern-Style Sweet Potatoes – Whole Food Recipe

Whole food with flavor is what flies around here. If it’s sweet, it’s even more popular. If it’s something I can grow or produce on the homestead, I’m golden. That’s why this recipe for sweet potatoes with homemade butter and brown sugar is a go-to recipe we use time and again. It’s easily adjusted for different…

What to Feed your Chickens for Better Tasting Eggs

What to Feed your Chickens for Better Tasting Eggs

What’s better than farm fresh eggs, with bright orange yolks, on toast with homemade butter? Pretty much nothing. These days, I can’t even compare my hens’ eggs to grocery store eggs. My hens produce wonderful, better tasting eggs with golden/orange yolks that have an incomparable taste (at least compared to grocery eggs). When I look at one…

5 Chickens to Raise for Colored Eggs

5 Chickens to Raise for Colored Eggs

  What happens when you cross awesome chickens with colored eggs? You get something fan-freakin-tastic that has both beauty and functionality. Breakfast just got a little more interesting, and now every day feels like spring. For a frugal way to add beauty to your day, consider adding colored egg layers to your flock. Here’s 5…

5 Ways to Use Telephone Poles on the Homestead

5 Ways to Use Telephone Poles on the Homestead

Are you like me, and have an ever-growing list of homestead improvement projects? Try using telephone poles! We have a large pier-and-beam barn on the homestead that once upon a time was used as a corn silo. The layout was difficult to use for anything we needed, and it was obviously not used as a…

How to Use Pallets for Projects – and Why I Recommend Screws Instead of Nails

How to Use Pallets for Projects – and Why I Recommend Screws Instead of Nails

Here on the farm, winter is the best time to start some of our larger building projects. It’s also when we focus on indoor projects. When we bought this homestead, to say the house was a mess as an understatement. The kitchen floors from the 1950’s badly needed updating, and newspapers accrued from the 1940’s through present day were…