I suppose you can’t really consider “winter” as even a season in the south. But there is a bit of a down period, in which you can plan, purchase for and prepare your southern homestead for the upcoming spring.
One of the most wonderful things about becoming a homesteader is realizing that you, like everyone else, suffers failures, setbacks and basic mistakes. Even if you have read all the things and talked to all the people, you can and will make mistakes. Learn about how to get the most out of these difficult moments.
Lately I have narrowed my focus of the outside of the house on edible perennials and aesthetically pleasing design to incorporate into my urban homestead. The main reason is permanency. Here are five more books I am reading related to gardening, homesteading and a little bit of natural medicine.
Putting up all that wonderful summer harvest to keep you eating all that bounty throughout the year is an important part of homesteading. There are so many safe ways to put up food that you can do right in your home. Here are five different food preservation methods you might consider trying this year.
Is it canning season where you are? Well, if so, you are in for a treat. I have collected some of the best jam and jelly recipes to put up all that wonderful fruit. Even if you do not grow it yourself, you can definitely enjoy these fun jam and jelly recipes through the winter.