3 Easy Ways to Make Your Own Homemade Apple Cider Vinegar

Homemade apple cider vinegar methods

Click here to jump to recipe Apple cider vinegar is everywhere – from probiotic drinks to homemade cleaners – apple cider vinegar is incredibly popular, and incredibly useful! But, have you ever tried to make your own? When I first began making my own homemade apple cider vinegar, I knew it would be an easy … Read more 3 Easy Ways to Make Your Own Homemade Apple Cider Vinegar

News: Congress votes in favor of conservation

Hunting and conservation are an important part of the urban homesteading lifestyle.

With hunting as a vitally important cog in the wheel of wildlife management and conservation, the Pittman-Robertson Modernization Act hopes to bring about a new generation of hunters and anglers.

Wildlife Conservation: Sam Soholt and the Stamp It Forward Project

In 2017, while living in an outfitted Bluebird bus, Sam Soholt began selling some t-shirts. His company, Public Land Tees, sells apparel, decals, and other accessories to raise funds for land and wildlife conservation. Sam donates $5 of every item sold to Backcountry Hunters and Anglers – an organization dedicated to preserving our nation’s wildlife … Read more Wildlife Conservation: Sam Soholt and the Stamp It Forward Project

The Best Herbs to Grow Indoors This Winter

Grow herbs indoors during the winter

Each fall, I’m faced with the same dilemma – what herbs do I want to grow indoors during the winter? A fresh herb garden is hard to find in the winter, but not impossible. You can grow nearly all herbs indoors during the winter months. All it takes is a few pots, some grow lights, … Read more The Best Herbs to Grow Indoors This Winter

Why Chickens Lay Different Colored Eggs

different colored chicken eggs

I recently saw something I had never seen before – blue and green chicken eggs! And I wondered, why do chickens lay different colored eggs? Now, I don’t have chickens due to municipal codes in my city, but I did some research. The color of the egg is linked to the genetics of the chicken. … Read more Why Chickens Lay Different Colored Eggs

Suicide in the Military – a Memorial Day spotlight

suicide in the military

Suicide rates hit an all-time high among active duty service members in 2018, reaching a total of 321 deaths before year’s end. Broken down by branch, that total comes out to 57 Marines, 68 sailors, 58 airmen, and 138 soldiers, according to an article by Military.com. And, with another Memorial Day weekend just around the … Read more Suicide in the Military – a Memorial Day spotlight

Connecting Our Children With Nature

Nature-deficit disorder. Ever heard of it? I hadn’t. At least, not until a few days ago. Richard Louv, author and journalist,┬ácoined the phrase in 2005 in his book,┬áLast Child in the Woods: Saving Our Children from Nature-Deficit Disorder. Although the “disorder” isn’t an official diagnosis of any kind (Louv clearly acknowledges this in his book), … Read more Connecting Our Children With Nature

DIY Tomato Cage Christmas Tree

tomato cage christmas tree DIY christmas decorations

I recently came across the tomato cage Christmas tree idea while rummaging through some old Pinterest boards of mine. Apparently, I saved this idea a few years ago and never got around to trying it. Story of my life. Anyway, this year I decided to try it out. I figured it wouldn’t cost me a … Read more DIY Tomato Cage Christmas Tree

Military Resources for Family, Spouses, and Children

military spouse resources

As a military spouse and mom, I’m always looking for new resources to help me navigate this crazy world. Problem is, there’s so many out there and most of them we never hear about! Where do we turn to solve our problems? Problems like… Who’s going to understand my spouse’s TBI? Hell, how am I … Read more Military Resources for Family, Spouses, and Children