Homesteading · Reviews

Book Review: Creating Your Off-Grid Homestead: Radical Inspiration and Practical Advice

After buying my copy of the Ultimate Healthy Living Bundle 2018 this week, I was going through the Gardening and the homesteading sections - which have 16 products in the bundle! I started reading Creating Your Off-Grid Homestead: Radical Inspiration and Practical Advice by Teri Page. I have read her blog for some time now,… Continue reading Book Review: Creating Your Off-Grid Homestead: Radical Inspiration and Practical Advice

Homesteading · Preserving · Recipes

Spiced Honey Apple Butter

In the Pacific Northwest the end of summer and September brings apple season. If you don't have trees, ask around. You'd be amazed how many people don't want their apples and will happily let you glean the trees for free. I had just picked a bunch of apples, off an ancient tree, that tend to… Continue reading Spiced Honey Apple Butter

Homesteading

August On The Homestead

If I were to put a name on August this year, it would be The Smoky Month, Part 2. As like last year, the Cascade Mountains burned. For half the month the smoke hung thickly over us, making it a pretty sucky month. It was very hard to get chores done, even with a mask… Continue reading August On The Homestead

Gardening · Homesteading

September Garden Tasks for Zones 7-8 (In The PNW)

September is a pivotal month in the gardens for me. In zones 7 and 8 in the Pacific Northwest, the heat starts to settle down by the end of August. We still get warm days, but the heat dissipates as the sun sets, leading to cooler nights. The soil is still warm though, which helps… Continue reading September Garden Tasks for Zones 7-8 (In The PNW)

Homesteading · Recipes

Red and Blue Huckleberry Scones

Our property on Whidbey Island has quite a few native berries to forage, and two types of huckleberries are healthy producers. The boys and I have been picking every few days, to nibble on and to freeze for use in the winter months as picking season has arrived. We saved enough to make a large… Continue reading Red and Blue Huckleberry Scones