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: Homemade Granola Bars

Pantry Revamp Homemade Granola Bars

Today’s post on homemade granola bars is part of the Pantry Revamp series here on 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, I’m going back to the pantry and “revamping” … Read more

Pantry Revamp: A Delicious, Simple Smoothie “Recipe”

A Delicious, Simple Smoothie 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. Clearly, I have deviated from the original intent of this series. I originally intended to … Read more

Pantry Revamp Continued – Replacing the Cheese Cracker

Pantry Revamp Continued – Replacing the Cheese Cracke

The Pantry Revamp is a series here on this ol’ blog.  To read more about it, check out the first post here. So, I started with the graham crackers and was met with pretty good success.  Now, I’m attacking those little critters – the Goldfish Crackers. Overall, Goldfish Crackers aren’t really a terrible … Read more

Homemade Yogurt – Do it the Easy Way

Homemade Yogurt

Posts about making yogurt at home abound on the internet.  In homesteading circles, it is always a topic of conversation.  So, the fact that I am making yogurt at home is not a novel or particularly exciting idea.  However, my main impetus for writing this post is to give a shout out … Read more

Pantry Revamp

Pantry Revamp

One of our main goals in starting this experiment in urban homesteading is to eat better food. Organic produce and natural food available in the grocery store can be very costly. However, doing it at home can be cheaper and definitely better for you and the environment. There are quite a few … Read more

Granola Making

Granola Making

  One thing that I strive for as we embrace the urban homesteading life is to make more food from scratch.  I want to buy less processed, readymade food.  I want to buy more whole ingredients and create delicious meals and snacks.  We already do most of our eating at home and … Read more

DIY Chick Brooder

DIY Chick Brooder

We built a chick brooder over the weekend.  Our tiny chicks were quickly turning into big chicks and needed space that our cardboard box conversion couldn’t provide. The old brooder served well until they had grown for seven days.  It also allowed moisture through the bottom, which was less than ideal, and … Read more