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Beautiful Layered Chicken Soup Recipe for Pressure Canning

If you’re looking for a little something when you get the winter bug in January that’s quick, soothing and warms you to your bones, look no further than good ol’ chicken soup. You won’t feel like making homemade soup when… Continue Reading →

Best Apple Pie Filling Recipe for Canning

This is a tried and true recipe and, dare I say, the best recipe for apple pie filling for canning. In the past I have varied the exact amounts of ingredients to a degree, depending on how thick I want the… Continue Reading →

Winter is Coming: Show Your Homestead Chickens Some Love!

Winter is coming!  If you show your homestead chickens some love they should be just fine.  How about a few how to videos to help you in that endeavor?       Thanks for stopping by!  Hope the videos have… Continue Reading →

How To Make Maple Syrup

Oh, yummy maple syrup. Pancakes, cookies, ice cream, coffee…the list is really long of what you can use maple syrup with. Do you know how to make maple syrup? I didn’t until relatives decided to try their hand at it…. Continue Reading →

What Can I Do With All of My Apples? Top 5 Picks That Are Not Desserts

I am an apple hoarder. There, I admitted it. I don’t know why or when this started, but for some reason I cannot pass a u-pick place without getting another truck load of apples. I have more applesauce, pie filling,… Continue Reading →

Indoor Herbs You Will Be Thrilled You Started Now

Starting your indoor herbs now will give you a quicker transition from your garden to your window sill!

5 Pumpkin Recipes You Must Make This Weekend!

If you clicked here then I know how happy you are that we’re almost into the best season of the year. Fall? No. Thanksgiving? Nein. Christmas? Pumpkin season!! This is for the true pumpkin aficionado…not the personality that finds “pumpkin… Continue Reading →

Modern Homesteading: Feeding Your Rabbits and Chickens

Lately I’ve been doing a lot of research on raising rabbits.  Modern homesteading has many differences from way back when homesteading wasn’t a way of life but rather, life. While doing that research I came across quite a bit of… Continue Reading →

How to Keep Your Pets Safe When Disaster Strikes

Lydia Noyes is an Appalachian homesteader and freelance writer living on a 450 acre land trust deep in the mountains of West Virginia. You can read about her homesteading escapades on her personal blog at  Visit her blog.  You will… Continue Reading →

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