From The Farm

ftf hop header

It was cool, then the heat and humidity came back with a vengeance. I love this time of year, with all the fall fruits and veggies coming to the markets. Pumpkins, apples, peaches…oh yum! Mr. Hippy and I love going for walks in the fall, crisp, cool air as well. As a matter of fact,… [read more]



Sore Throat Spray and Gargle

Got a sore throat? Try this safe, gentle spray and gargle for effective and fast relief! The Homesteading Hippy #homesteadhippy #herbal #herbalist #sorethroat #lavender #elderberry #natural

Sore throats are no fun, really. I know I didn’t need to tell you that, you already knew that having a sore throat is one of the worst, yucky feelings there are. Of course, you could spray your throat with an OTC throat spray and that does help quite a bit. You could suck on… [read more]



Butchering A Chicken

DSCN1953

**Warning: some of the pictures may be graphic and unsuitable for some viewers, as it shows butchering a chicken from start to finish.** We were recently gifted with several chickens, including 2 roosters. While they are beautiful and can be useful, we aren’t able to keep them due to their crowing. Wanting to be good… [read more]

Simply Natural Saturday

toilet bowl cleaner

Simply Natural Saturdays Hosts Brittany at The Pistachio Project Brittney at Brittleby’s Corner Heather at The Homesteading Hippy Featured Post   Most Popular Post from Last Week Ginger Turmeric Peach Smoothie – Unprocessed Purpose Please note that if you are chosen as a featured post or popular post we will use an image from your post.  Check out the rules… [read more]



From The Farm

ftf hop header

We got a real taste of fall this last week. Temps were in the lower 50’s when I woke up! That is unusual for us for August, and it made me think of all things pumpkin spiced, hoodie and campfire related. As a matter of fact, I am excited about our camping trip the end… [read more]



Starting a Sourdough Starter for Yourself

Making your own breads without commercial yeast is fun and easy to do once you get a starter going. Here's how I do it with just 2 ingredients! The Homesteading Hippy #homesteadhippy #fromthefarm #sourdough #naturalyeast

Homemade bread without commercial yeast is possible. Very possible! As a matter of fact, it’s been done for centuries without the help of “rapid rise” yeast. All you have to do is capture the wild yeast in the air around you. Whaaaat???? Yes, there is yeast all around you, and you can capture it and… [read more]



Is Homesteading Like Prepping?

Are homesteading and prepping synonymous? Learn the ways that they are the same, and the ways they are different here! The Homesteading Hippy #homesteadhippy #fromthefarm #prepping

Many people consider homesteading and prepping to be two different things, when in actual fact they are quite similar. Sure, the focus of each community is distinctly different. Anyone who runs a homestead will know that they need to prepare for the winter, make sure they have a lot of food in stock in case… [read more]



Keeping Lights On in a Chicken Coop over Winter

should you keep lights on in a chicken coop over winter?

To keep our chickens laying all winter long, we do something that many other homesteaders don’t. I’m talking about keeping lights on in a chicken coop over winter. A chicken needs a certain number of daylight hours to lay, and during the winter, they don’t get that. So, we add artificial light to keep them… [read more]



From The Farm

ftf hop header

Hello all! I am so glad you are here! It’s time for another round of From The Farm where we love to see your ideas on how to garden, homestead, or any DIY tips and tricks. Last Week’s Top 3 Favorites, as chosen by YOU: Congratulations! Grab your button and display it on your blog!… [read more]



Living Life on The Failed Side

living life on the failed side The Homesteading Hippy #homesteadhippy #fromthefarm #truth #homesteadfailures

I am going to be honest with you. I have absolutely no wisdom to impart to you today. No “how to” with chickens, herbs or what to do in your garden. I have no wisdom to impart on homeschooling, on raising a family, on connecting with your neighbors. I have no pretty pictures of delicious… [read more]