Anastasia Sakawsky – Melissa K. Norris

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About the Author

My name is Anna and I'm a modern homesteader. I began homesteading a few years ago when I still lived in a condo in the city. It changed my life! I now live on just over an acre and am following my dreams of living a simpler, more sustainable and self-sufficient life. I love to help and inspire others to do the same & prove that the simple life doesn't have to be complicated!

Jun 07

How to Grow An Herbal Tea Garden At Home + Favorite Herbal Tea Blend Recipes

By Anastasia Sakawsky | DIY Recipes & Tutorials , Gardening , Natural Medicine Cabinet , Raising Your Own Food

How to grow an herbal tea garden at home, because if you’re a tea drinker (and who isn’t at least once in a while), then why not grow your own herbal tea garden at home? You’ll save money, you’ll KNOW it’s all organic and you can make your own blends tailored to your specific tastes. […]

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Mar 01

10 Unique Heirloom Vegetables To Grow In Your Home Garden

By Anastasia Sakawsky | Gardening , Podcast , Raising Your Own Food

Heirloom vegetables are a special breed, quite literally. Cultivated from seeds passed down through generations, sometimes over hundreds or even thousands of years, they’ve evolved into the most naturally delicious, nutritious, beautiful and uniquely adapted vegetable varieties on the planet. Here’s just a sampling of the huge diversity of heirloom vegetables that you can grow […]

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Dec 14

Christmas Stovetop Potpourri

By Anastasia Sakawsky | Recipes

Christmas stovetop potpourri will have your house smelling amazing without any harmful or synthetic fragrances. Best part, you can mix and match items you likely already have in your pantry and homestead to customize and make it frugal. I love Christmas, in no small part because I love how warm and cozy it is. I […]

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Nov 14

Homemade Spiced Cranberry Sauce + Canning Instructions

By Anastasia Sakawsky | Canning , Canning , Food Preservation , Fruit, Jam and Jelly , Recipes , Sides , Water Bath

Homemade spiced cranberry sauce put those tinned canned jelled versions to shame. And you wouldn’t expect anything less than from scratch cranberry sauce pioneer woman style on a homesteading blog and podcast entitled Pioneering Today, am I right? You’re in for a treat today because Anna is sharing her best homemade cranberry sauce recipe today […]

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