Top 5 Baby Items for Gardening Mamas

Top 5 Baby Items for Gardening Mamas

We don’t have to tell most of you that babies are a lot of work, as is homesteading – even of the urban variety.  It can be embarrassing to admit how little you may gardened during pregnancy.  But you can always get back to it in a serious way. Top 5 Baby … Read more

Small-Batch, Homemade Applesauce

Small Batch, Homemade Applesauce

We had an amazing Labor Day weekend.  One of the best weekends in recent memory. We headed three hours south to the little town and did some serious apple picking. It was so much fun and only a *tiny* bit hot and humid.  (Ok…. maybe it was a lot bit hot and … Read more

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

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

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

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

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

A new coop!

DIY Chick Brooder

We got a new coop for the chicks this weekend and now we are starting the process of hardening off. (Just like you do for seedlings, but for chickens!  The point is to help them learn to regulate their temperature after being indoors and under a heat lamp.  It also helps them develop … Read more