How to Can Tomatoes

Knowing how to can tomatoes is a must at this homestead!  You wouldn’t think that it was that high up on the importance list, but it really is!   Not only are they healthier for you, but they taste so much better than canned tomatoes from the grocery store.  If you sit down and really think about […]

Cucumber Mint Soap

  Every year for Christmas, my Mom and I make small gifts to hand out at our very large family Christmas party.  We wanted to make soap for everyone but we didn’t have the time to wait for cold process, and honestly I was a little bit scared!   I mean really, don’t you shudder a […]

27 Uses For Vinegar On the Homestead

I never realized how many uses for vinegar there were until I went through almost two gallons in a week!  (And it’s not even canning season yet!!)     I guess I’m not really that surprised, I had just never really thought about it much.  Vinegar is not only a staple for cooking and canning, […]