Why You Need Yarrow

A great plant with many natural medicinal uses, yarrow is easy to grow and should be in your home apothecary! Learn why here. The Homesteading Hippy #homesteadinghippy #fromthefarm #naturalmedicine #essentialoils #yarrow #plants

Yarrow (Achillea millefolium L.) is an important medicinal plant with different pharmaceutical uses. It has been used for centuries to treat various diseases including malaria, hepatitis and jaundice, and is commonly prescribed to treat liver disorders. It is also used as an anti-inflammatory agent and is a hepatoprotective herb.(Hepatoprotection or antihepatotoxicity is the ability to… [read more]



Is Homeschooling Right for YOU?

homeschooling is it right for you ? Check out this new podcast series where we discuss the pros and cons of home education! The Homesteading Hippy #homesteadhippy #fromthefarm #homeschooling

Listen to the podcast here—-> Homeschooling is on an upward trend from when it was first really pioneered in the 1980’s. It started with a group of parents who felt that they could do a much better job than the state in educating their children. It is estimated that over 1.5 million children are currently… [read more]



3 Bin Composting System

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Today I am going to talk to you about composting, which is a very popular thing to do these days. Everyone loves to say they compost but do they really know what they are doing? I am far from an expert in this arena but I’d love to share our method. After all, it works… [read more]



Simply Natural Saturday

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 How to Make a Rain Barrel – Ultimate Money Blog Check out the rules in the top image and link up your natural posts! Please note that if you are chosen as a featured post… [read more]



Walk on Water with HydroFeet

With HydroFeet, you will feel like you are walking on water. Tired feet and legs can be a thing of the past! ~TheHomesteading Hippy #homesteadhippy #fromthefarm #hydrofeet

**A big thanks to Hydrofeet for allowing me to try these, share them with you and sponsoring today’s post** After a long day of gardening, taking care of the animals and other homestead chores, my feet often hurt. Not just hurt, but HURT. I’ve been on the all day, walking, lifting, bending and they hurt.… [read more]



How to Can Dried Beans

Canning dried beans makes them so much easier to cook later on. Just open up and heat and eat! The Homesteading Hippy #homesteadhippy #fromthefarm #canning #beans

You many wonder why someone would bother to can dry beans. After all, they are already in a perfect storage condition, right? Well, not always. Dried beans still need water and time to cook, and if you are in a situation where they are at a premium, then dried beans are not easy to use.… [read more]



How to Can Carrots

Canning Carrots~The Homesteading Hippy

Carrots have been my nemesis for a long time now. I have tried all the tips and tricks to get them to grow, but to no avail. Then, I had a HUGE harvest this summer so far. A total of 32 carrots. Don’t judge…for me that’s huge! Keeping the soil well drained, and loose has… [read more]

Simply Natural Saturday

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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 Cheap and Easy Drip Waterers – Stone Family Farmstead Check out the rules in the top image and link up your natural posts! Please note that if you are chosen as a featured post or… [read more]



From The Farm

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I have a love/hate relationship with July. It’s the most fun month for our family, with birthday celebrations, baseball games and the county fair. The garden is producing and daily harvests are necessary to keep up, chickens are in full production and there are eggs galore to save, share and eat. The temps are warm… [read more]



How to Can Corn

preserving the harvest canning corn~The Homesteading Hippy

Corn is another thing that many people typically freeze to preserve. It seems to stay a bit sweeter for some and it really doesn’t take anything to do. However, again, I have zero freezer space. Nada. Zilch. Zip. So, we can our sweet corn. I personally don’t notice any loss of flavor and the texture… [read more]