I’ve been writing this little ole blog of mine since 2013. There are well over 1,100 published posts, y’all!
There are posts about gardening and posts about home cooking. I’ve shared helpful Homestead Hacks and posts about food preservation, beekeeping, saving money or just plain eco friendly living. It’s aaaaaaall about easy baby steps we can all take to self sufficiency!
But do you wonder which posts are actually the best of the best? The top-notch posts that are most popular with our readers?
Well today’s your lucky day! To celebrate Throwback Thursday I’m sharing with you the Yearly Roundup of 10 most popular posts for each year, Yep, the best of the best all in one place, y’all!
So grab some coffee, sit back & enjoy some good readin’. And be sure to share, pin or save your faves!
Some people love to cook. They get their creative juices flowing when they’re in the kitchen creating a culinary masterpiece. It’s a source of creativity and pride for them.
Others are like me – cooking only from necessity to keep their family fed.
Personally, I don’t enjoy cooking. I want to get in, cook something delicious (and FAST) then get the heck out of the kitchen. And I have several tools in my kitchen arsenal that help me to do just that.
Whether you’re in the first or second group of cooking enthusiasts, today I’m celebrating Throwback Thursday by sharing 12 must-have tools for any home cook. Come see!
Do you sit down & have supper together as a family? Sometimes in the busyness of our days it’s hard to do. But whenever possible, there are many very important reasons why eating together as a family is important.
To celebrate Throwback Thursday I’m going back into the archives and bringing out a post that holds quite a bit of importance to me. Discussion about the importance of the family supper table.
This time of year, the herbs are growing great. And I’ve found an absolutely delicious (yet no-labor-required) way to use them. I use it on pasta, chicken, heck I’ve even topped my fresh salad with it. And to celebrate Throwback Thursday I’m sharing it with you today.
Like fresh herbs? Like garlic? Like easy & delicious recipes? Well you’re gonna LOVE this!
I’m sure by now y’all know how enamored I am with soapberries. They’re like the more well-known soapnuts, but grown right here in the U.S. I’ve read that many native Americans and later European settlers used these soapberries as, well, SOAP.
But a couple of years ago I became aware that you could infuse water with these soapberries and make shampoo. Wait, SHAMPOO??
I’ve been using my own homemade soapberry shampoo ever since. It’s does a great job of cleaning, is gentle, natural, and leaves my hair feeling great. Plus there’s no plastic waste like there was when I was buying and using commercial shampoo. You know that makes my crunchy-green heart happy, y’all!
So to celebrate Throwback Thursday I’m sharing my soapberry success story. Check it out.
Well, summer is upon us y’all. Temps are heating up and gardens are growing. Whether you’re growing a veggie garden or landscaping areas, those plants need to be watered from time to time during the hot summer months.
But it’s never made sense to me that such a precious resource as water is treated to make it safe for drinking and then piped from miles away for me to just spill out of a water hose & throw on the ground. So I use only rainwater for outside watering & irrigation. But there can be long spells without rain in the summer months. I needed catchment systems to capture and hold rainwater until I need it.
To celebrate Throwback Thursday I thought I’d share with you the three simple rainwater catchment systems we use here on the Homestead. They’re inexpensive and easy to use. Come see!
Grilling season is upon us, y’all! Last year RancherMan decided he wanted to smoke pork roasts on the grill. So he went looking for a good rub recipe and BOYdid he come up with a good one!
This rub is delicious and it’s also part of the mop-sauce ingredients. (oh, and the mop sauce contains both beer and coffee -powerfully flavored & DELICIOUS!) I often use the rub for seasoning other food in my kitchen too. It’s pretty multi-purpose for us.
So if you’re hankerin’ to get out & do some grilling and you’re looking for the perfect seasoning rub and mop sauce, look no further! Today to celebrate Throwback Thursday I’m sharing RancherMan’s favored recipe with you. Check it out!