Thursday, May 27, 2010

Homesteading 101


This summer I'm going to be doing a series of posts that cover a wide range of homesteading skills. Each month we'll cover a new topic and I'll post information a couple days a week that specifically relates to that topic. The schedule will be as follows:
June: Bread Making 101
July: Soap Making 101
August: Canning 101
September: Quilting 101
I hope you'll join me looking deeper into the skills that make your homestead, a home.

14 comments:

The Pink Fawn said...

Some great topics! I will be interested in your techniques for canning, since it's something I haven't tried yet :)

Mountain Home Quilts said...

I thought August would be appropriate for canning since that's usually when I start! Hope it's an encouragement to you!

Leslie said...

this is going to be so much fun

Michaela Dunn Leeper said...

Can't wait to see what you have to say in the coming months! Love reading things like this!

Amy @ Homestead Revival said...

Oh, your list sounds wonderful! I'm especially interested in the soap making. I've made a little, but I want to really work on it more this summer! Any chance you're doing some glycerine soap or goat's milk?

And I just noticed your new red barn button! BEAUTIFUL!

Islay said...

I'm looking forward to canning 101! We did quite a lot of preserving last year, and I really want to move beyond jams and chutneys :)

AMKreations said...

That will be lovely...I can't wait for the soap and quilting series!

SewLindAnn said...

I'm really excited about this.

why not sew? said...

this sounds fun. i've been wanting to ask you if you read the foxfire books.

Farmhouse Blessings said...

Well I am just tickled pink to have found you before your summer homesteading series begins.

I read your bio to my boys who exclaimed "that sounds just like us, Mom!" It is such a blessing to find kindred spirits even when they are miles away.

I've just completed supply gathering for my soap making adventure this weekend. I'll be trying the cold process method ~ but I'm looking so forward to gleaning knowledge from an experienced soap maker in July.

Wishing you joy, Delinda Lea

lisawith4 said...

how cool is this going to be!! I'm excited to follow along....... ya know I'll be reading your homesteading series this summer!

ANd I'm going to try and put your button on my blog. I'm still trying to figure out how to do that.

Mountain Home Quilts said...

Hmmm Lisa, since you're on WP I'm not exactally sure. I'll tell you how to do it on Blogger and maybe you can translate it to WP!
In your Layout go to "Add a gadget"
From the gadgets, choose add "HTML/JavaScript" then just paste the code into the box and save!

sweet locus lane farm said...

I am really looking forward to soap making. I have always wanted to make soap but the " be careful when you do this" part always scares me~!

Jeanne said...

I am just bouncing around, checking out blogs that are quilt related. I have just put up my blog and I am sure I will change it 100 times and still not be satisfied. I have high aspirations and am forming to internet businesses to take off within the month I hope.
We, myself and Steve my hubby, live much like you do. We plant a huge garden and I can and can and can and can, and did I mention I do a bit of canning? I put up 150 quarts of green beans, 75 jars (both qt and pt) of dill pickles, 50 jars (pts) of Christmas Pickles, 100 jars (pts) of Salsa, 75 jars (pts) of Spaghetti Sauce, 125 jars (pts) of Tomato Special (my own made up use with everything recipe) jar after jar of Dilled Okra, jar after jar of Jalapenos, 75 pts of Pickled Beets and 50 pts of plain Beets for just beets, use in salads, etc... and so much more. Tons and Tons of jellies and preserves were made. We made all variations of stuffed jalapenos and froze them. We had a bumper crop of Bell Peppers and Cabbage, the freezer was full of stuffed peppers and cabbage rolls, freezer slaw, diced bell peppers. Anyway, I could go on but I feel I need to insert this part, all of this for just the two of us and the son and the grand-kids and Christmas Baskets, so nothing goes to waste. We also raise and hunt our meat, buying very little from the store. Please stop over and check out my blog and let me know what you think. Thanks and PTL Jeanne
http://www.jeannegwin.blogspot.com

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