Fermenting in Mason Jars

How to Make Sauerkraut | Everything Home with Carol

  I absolutely adore making my own sauerkraut. I tried unsuccessfully for years, ending up with slimy, moldy science experiments that would gross out an 8-year-old boy. Then I learned about keeping the air out of the ferment. I learned about airlocks, and glass weights and using the right kind of salt. I succeeded. 🙂 The best part about making … Continue reading

The Fastest Way to Stock Up on Groceries

Emergency Cube | Everything Home with Carol

  If you listen to the news, you probably think things in this world are going downhill faster every day. I try not to listen too much. But sometimes you just cannot help it. Whether current events concern you, or winter storms, power outages, or even loss of employment, it pays to have an emergency supply of food put by. … Continue reading

My Favorite Herbal Resources

Favorite Herbal Resources | Everything Home with Carol

  Way back, when I was a spring chicken, I started studying herbal medicine. Perhaps you remember my dad’s scary story about his use of coltsfoot. I was serious about becoming a Certified Master Herbalist and enrolled in a course through, what was then, The Australasian College of Herbal Studies. As life happens, and babies come one right after the other, … Continue reading

The Bundle is Here!

Back to Basics Bundle | Everything Home with Carol

  The Bundle is Here! I’ve been talking about this bundle for weeks and now you can see what I mean! The Back to Basics Living Bundle is here. $550 worth of Back to the Basics resources for $29.97. But don’t take my word for it. Watch the following video and Jennifer and Bill Osuch of the Self Reliant School … Continue reading

5 Tricks for Sticking to Your Budget

5 Tricks for Sticking to Your Budget | Everything Home with Carol

  Homesteaders struggle in different areas. One year, it might be the crops fail. Another, it might be sick goats. Homeschooling is a constant and for some, so is broken down equipment.  The unfortunate companion of all these struggles is money–or the lack thereof. As a matter of fact, I don’t know a homesteader alive that doesn’t struggle financially at … Continue reading

From Dirt to Dollars Review

From Dirt to Dollars | Everything Home with Carol

  From Dirt to Dollars: A Guide to Selling at Farmers’ Markets will take the fresh, young, full-of-energy homesteader from bare land to selling product at his local farmers’ market. Are you that someone? I had the opportunity to review From Dirt to Dollars by Annie Coombe of Country Living in a Caribou Valley because it is part of the Back to … Continue reading

Meal in Jar Tutorial

Meal in a Jar Tutorial | Everything Home with Carol

  I know that you, like me, experience days when you just don’t have any energy left to spend time cooking supper for the family. You’ve been homeschooling uncooperative tweens, or been canning your produce from the garden, or even been in the garden all day. Don’t cave to the local pizza delivery or fast-food drive through, make your own … Continue reading

Meals in Jars with THRIVE Life Foods

Meals in Jars | Everything Home with Carol

  I have written before about creating meals in jars. In fact, if you’ve read Homestead Cooking with Carol: Bountiful Make-ahead Meals, you know that I have put all my homesteading efforts into having meals prepared ahead of time so that when I’m too exhausted from my day to cook, I just have to open a jar, heat and serve. However, … Continue reading

Random Awesomeness

Prepping on a Budget | Mama Kautz

  Every once in a while, I like to share some of the awesomeness I find around the blog-o-sphere. After all, I’m not the only blog on the block. Nor do I have a special angle on a lot of homesteading or homemaking topics. This week, while reading posts from some of my friends at the Homestead Bloggers Network, three of them … Continue reading