Self-Sufficiency

5 Beneficial Herbs… Part 2

Like I said in last week’s post, I find myself becoming more and more intrigued by herbs and botanicals, and their healing abilities. Last week, I shared 5 of my favorite herbs and share what Rosemary Gladstar (one of my favorite herbalists) says about the herbs in her book Medicinal Herbs. I highly urge you …

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5 Beneficial Herbs

The Best Homesteading Books

The Best Homesteading Books for a little over $100, you can have the Best Homesteading Books shipped for FREE to your doorstep via Amazon! Click the images below (direct product links). The Best Homesteading Books 1. The Encyclopedia of Country Living by Carla Emery This book has. it. all. Seriously. I love that no matter …

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The Best Homesteading Books

How to Butcher Turkeys for Meat

Last week, I told you the steps for raising turkeys. Today, I want to show you exactly how to butcher turkeys for meat. It is advisable to butcher turkeys between 12 and 14 weeks of age. *Please note, there will be pictures of dead turkeys below. So if you are squeamish or anti-killing farm animals, …

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How to Butcher Turkeys for Meat

How to Raise Turkeys for Meat

After we successfully raised chickens for eggs and for meat, we really wanted to expand our homestead efforts to include turkeys for meat as well. Just like with chickens, I love the idea of knowing where my Thanksgiving and Christmas dinner comes from, how it’s been raised, and what it’s eaten during it’s lifetime. That’s why …

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How to Raise Turkeys For Meat

Winter Homestead Checklist

It’s the end of November here in western Pennsylvania. That means it’s time to really buckle down and get the homestead ready for winter. I want to share with y’all what we do to winterize our homestead. I’ve even added a Winter Homesteader Checklist below that you can print! Winter Homestead Checklist Because we never …

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Winter Homestead Checklist
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