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

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

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

Growing Great Tomatoes

Fresh tomatoes in garden

One of my most successful crops has always been tomatoes, which is great, since a homegrown, fresh from the garden tomato is one of life’s greatest treats. If you are interested in growing tomatoes in the desert (or anywhere, really), I’ve found the key to be a good fertilizer and an early … Read more