As 2019 comes to a close, a look back over the year is helpful for looking toward the future. These are the top five posts from A Home Made From Scratch. I hope you enjoy and learn from them. As always, please let me know if you would like to see anything for 2020!
The top 5 posts of 2019
As I learn more about homesteading and sharing these new lessons with you all, I have found there are a few things that we all enjoy the most. These five posts have been from the heart to you all. It is my sincere hope you find them helpful and continue on this journey with me. Do not forget to subscribe and find out the latest from A Home Made From Scratch.
This is one of my favorite posts as I cover some really unusual jams, jellies and fruit butters. While I love making regular marmalades and jams, I often have access to some very different fruits here in Louisiana, especially foraging. These are some fabulous recipes you should try even if you have trouble finding the fruit (or grow your own!).
It has been a pleasure to keep the chickens in my own DIY chicken tractor adapted from a YouTube video from the Growing Club. If you want more information on how its working out and how to clean it, check out the posts. The chickens truly enjoy the fresh grass daily and are thriving in their backyard home.
My husband gifted me with a nice sewing machine 5 years ago and while I am not a seamstress, I have enjoyed learning the most practical applications. One day, I was going over our budget and I decided I just would not pay for paper towels (or deal with the waste and plastic packaging) any more. These paper towels are so easy to make and they are made with scraps. If you have a few cute prints, you can even customize them for seasons or celebrations.
American beauty berry is an unusual fruit. It is a shockingly pink berry that is native to North America. It is such an alarming color I was sure it was poisonous. After much research and consulting with locals, I determined this was the beauty berry people use. It makes a good jelly and the leaves help stave off mosquitoes. Learn more!
I have been working professionally in animal care for over 13 years. One of the things I have picked up on is how to use what you have on hand and splurge on the best things when you need to. This brooder is a perfect mix of both and is so simple to set up. The chicks enjoyed their time in the brooder before moving to the chicken tractor. You can easily put this together in just an hour (at most!) for your own chicks.
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