Jul 15

Homemade Soap with Natural Colorants and Tips

By Melissa Norris | Podcast

Making your own homemade natural soap is something every homesteader aspires to on their simple living journey. It wasn’t that long ago that almost all of our body products were made at home with items commonly raised on your land. The pioneers even made their own lye from ash, which could be a dangerous thing, […]

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Jun 30

Easy Mint Water Recipe & Benefits

By Melissa Norris | Recipes

Mint Water is my new obsession you guys. What’s not to love about a drink you can make in less than a minute and literally, all of it is harvested straight from my homestead. Oh, plus, for those of us who don’t drink soda pop (or those who are trying to stop, and I’m so […]

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Jun 24

Buckwheat Pancake Recipe from the 1920s

By Andrea Sabean | Recipes

This buckwheat pancake recipe is not your ordinary pancake, and there is nothing quite like a weekend morning breakfast of hot-off-the-griddle pancakes. Especially when the batter can be made the night before, making these an overnight fermented pancake recipe. Score! This heritage recipe was found among my great-grandmother’s recipes, in a cookbook released in 1921. […]

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May 18

Natural Remedies and Recipes to Repel Bugs

By Melissa Norris | Podcast

Using natural products to repel insects and create a natural medicine cabinet and remedies arsenal is big on my list and one of my main passions. We do a lot of camping and outdoor activities here on our homestead and living in the Pacific Northwest, we’ve got our fair share of mosquitoes. Back in the […]

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