Creating a Children’s Garden

Creating a Children’s Garden

There’s no doubt we’ve all done it.  You pinned an image on Pinterest and thought to yourself, “Self – you are going to do that awesome craft/activity/recipe/diet/homeschooling-thing this week! That is just too cool to forget about. We just can’t live another day without doing that!” And then, lo and behold, the … Read more

A Cheap, New Run for the Baby Chickens

A Cheap, New Run for the Baby Chickens

It may come as no surprise that our baby chickens don’t stay small for long. In fact, you start out looking at fluffy chicks and with 6 to 8 days, they’ll begin to grow their first feathers. By 8 weeks, they’re fully featured and ready to move outside. When you realize your … Read more

Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

This week’s recipe is all about those disgusting, black bananas that you have sitting on your counter.  I buy, on average, eight bananas a week.  Some weeks we eat all eight and some weeks we don’t touch any of them.  On the weeks that we don’t touch them, I usually freeze a … Read more

Thirty Minute Thirty Dollar Raised Bed

Thirty Minute Thirty Dollar Raised Bed

Many people around the country grow a garden each year. What do you do when you don’t have a tiller to till the soil or good quality soil to plant in? For some people, building raised bed planters is the perfect solution. What’s more, they can be built in about 30 minutes … Read more

Pantry Revamp: Homemade Pizza Dough

Pantry Revamp Homemade Pizza Dough

This week’s homemade pizza dough recipe is part of the Pantry Revamp series here on Five Little Homesteaders.  To read more about it, check out the first post here.  To read all the posts in the series, click the “pantry revamp” label to the right. The pantry revamp post for this week is about … Read more

Improvising: Masonry Ladders for Plant Protection

Improvising Masonry Ladders for Plant Protection

Today was a day. It involved a rediscovery of termites, which are slowly eating away at our dear old house.  (Almost one hundred years this house has been here, and these darn termites choose NOW to start their destruction!?) It also involved taking kids to the doctor and having to get the … Read more

Pantry Revamp: Yes, It’s Another Granola Recipe

Pantry Revamp Yes its another granola recipe

The Pantry Revamp is a series here on Five Little Homesteaders.  To read more about it, check out the first post here.  To read all the posts in the series, click the “pantry revamp” label to the right. For much of the afternoon yesterday, I was sick with some kind of stomach bug. … Read more

The Importance of Flowers

Picture of flowers in a field.

On taking a close look, the importance of flowers in nature and our lives is everywhere. From a declaration of emotions to food for insects to beauty: the world would be a much duller place without flowers. Flowers are also the best friend of your garden and our environment. Many of us … Read more

Notes from the Garden

A periodic installment on the blog.  Some pictures and notes on what is going on in the garden.   Summer Squash – I’m so excited that we’ll be eating fresh squash. It truly is one of my favorite things.      Sunflowers – They’re blooming like crazy and I love it.  Who … Read more

Pantry Revamp: Cracker Jack Style Maple Syrup Popcorn

Cracker Jack Style Maple Syrup Popcorn

Today’s post on maple syrup popcorn is part of the Pantry Revamp series here on Five Little Homesteaders.  To read more about it, check out the first post here.  To read all the posts in the series, click the “pantry revamp” label to the right. This week’s pantry revamp recipe is not for … Read more