Make Your Own Apple Cider Vinegar

It might be said that there are a few things that you will find common among most homesteaders. One of those things would certainly be chickens. The other thing would probably be apple cider vinegar. I'll admit that I didn't really start to understand the many benefits of ACV until just over the past couple... Continue Reading →

How to Make Elderberry Fire Cider

I'm a big believer in boosting our immunity naturally. Natural ingredients like organic ginger, garlic and elderberry all are known to have tremendous health benefits, and we use them religiously. Especially as the weather starts to change, kids go back to school and the cold and flu season kicks off. We forage for elderberry midsummer... Continue Reading →

How to Make A Ginger Bug

I love the name of this ferment! Ginger bug. The name just rolls off the tongue. It's fun, and it will probably make some of your friends wonder if you've been hitting the sauce a little too hard when you start talking about it. But that's quite alright. So what is a ginger bug anyway?... Continue Reading →

The Universal Wonders of Eggshells

    I was cleaning out my dad's garage last summer, and I came across a container of crushed eggshells. Now, my dad was a borderline hoarder. He called himself a "collector" but that's really a soft way of saying he just didn't throw anything away. Newspapers, old stamps, coins (he had coins of all... Continue Reading →

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