Caring for Your Chickens in the Winter

caring for your chickens over the winter

Chickens are a rather low maintenance animal, in my opinion. Caring for your chickens in the winter doesn’t require much effort, just a little foresight. 1. Chickens need water in the winter still. You will want to keep it from freezing as much as possible. My affiliate partner, Amazon, sells these really cool heated waterers… [read more]

Raising Rabbits in the Winter

keep rabbits draft free, and their water bottles unfrozen in the winter to keep them happy and healthy

In our cold northern Indiana climate, raising rabbits in the winter presents only a small challenge. We raise Havanas, LionHeads, and Angoras, all breeds that have lots of hair. As a matter of fact, it’s harder to keep them cool in the summer! But, what I have learned along the way: Rabbits need water. And… [read more]

Simply Natural Saturdays

Simply Natural Saturdays Hosts Brittany at The Pistachio Project Brittney at Brittleby’s Corner Samantha at Crunchy Livin’ Mama Style Andrea at It Takes Time Heather at The Homesteading Hippy Featured Post  Most Popular Post from Last Week Homestead Dreams – The Domain of the Mad Mommy Check out the rules in the top image and link up your natural posts!… [read more]

How to Store Butternut Squash-From The Farm


This week’s favorites comes from another of my most loved bloggers, Strangers and Pilgrims. I love butternut squash and I was sooo happy to get a full harvest of it last year. But, it went bad simply because I didn’t know the proper way to store it. Now, there’s no reason at all why I… [read more]

Make Your Own Apple Cider Vinegar

make your own apple cider vinegar, diy apple cider vinegar

Apple Cider Vinegar has many health benefits, from being used as an energizing tonic to a healing elixir.  It’s a completely natural product, with all the benefits of apples PLUS the added benefits from being fermented, which include acids and enzymes.  Here’s some ways I like to use it: as a hair rinse, adding 2… [read more]

WorldFoods Sauces


With our super busy schedule during the week, sometimes dinner is not that easy to plan. I am a stay at home mom live in my mini van mom and getting healthy, real foods into my family is one of my top priorities. Having said that, there are times I resort to ordering a pizza… [read more]

Sweet Leaf Cola Drops

Sweet Leaf Soda Drops-get your diet soda craving ON without chemicals, sugar or guilt!~The Homesteading Hippy

I stopped drinking regular diet sodas a long time ago, and full sugar sodas are the occasional treat if and when we dine out. Of course, we still like soda, and there is times we would like some. I do purchase Zevia at times, but at $1 per can, and my kids easily drinking a… [read more]