How To Make Elderberry Mead

How To Make Elderberry Mead

If you are lucky enough to live in an area where elderberries grow naturally, you really should be foraging them to make this incredible elderberry mead!

This method is super easy, and you don’t need any fancy equipment to get started making your own fruit wine! A great drink to share with friends and family, whilst making the most of this delicious bountiful berry!

Simply follow all the steps over at Growforagecookferment.com…

How To Make Elderberry Mead

This Man Tests 7 Unique Ways To Grow Potatoes. Here’s What Works Best

 

7 ways to grow potatoes

Growing potatoes just got easy, this helpful guide shows you 7 methods for growing potatoes with the associated pro’s and con’s. Whether you have budget or space constraints, this clever list with photos, will help you choose the right method for you.

From wood boxes and wire cylinders to more traditional methods like hilled rows and straw mulch. There is a method here to suit everyone!

Head over to Rodalesorganiclife.com for the complete list!

This Man Tests 7 Unique Ways To Grow Potatoes…

18 DIY Garden Trellis Projects

18 DIY Garden Trellis Projects

Incorporating a trellis into your garden is a great way of growing plants and veggies in a limited space. Not only are they practical, they add a focal point and can even hide eyesores.

This collection of 18 ideas will hopefully inspire and help you choose which kind of trellis is for you. From simple and cheap DIY’s to projects using old recycled items like cribs and bikes wheels, this list has it all!

Head over to Homestead-and-survival.com for the whole collection of DIYs!

18 DIY Garden Trellis Projects

24 Fantastic Vegetable Garden Ideas

24 Fantastic Vegetable Garden Ideas

Growing your own food isn’t as hard as it sounds. Not only is it incredibly rewarding to know you have grown what your eating, it will save you money and is great for the environment too.

Here are 24 incredible vegetable garden ideas which will help inspire you to start your own. This informative article also discusses the pro’s and cons of creating a vegetable garden along with superb photography of each idea.

Head over to Homestratosphere.com for all the information!

24 Fantastic Vegetable Garden Ideas

23 Things You Must Know To Can Meat Safely

23 Things You Must Know To Can Meat Safely

We all know that canning food is a great way to preserve food for a long time, but not many people know how you should can meat safely.

The last thing you want to do is make your family ill, so make sure you read these 23 tips before attempting it. From the correct lids to use and which type of pressure cooker is best, these tips will help you can all the foods you wish safely and easily.

Head over to Theprepperproject.com for all the details…

23 Things You Must Know To Can Meat Safely

How To Make Old Fashioned Tallow Soap

How To Make Old Fashioned Tallow Soap

Traditional homesteaders would regularly make their own soap with Tallow or Lard. The fat they would collect from raising their own animals on the farm would certainly not go to waste, so why should it today?

Here is a great detailed post on how to make your own Tallow soap. It’s simple,  resourceful and a useful method which will stay with you for years, not to mention save you loads of money too!

Head over to theprairiehomestead.com for all the details…

How To Make Old Fashioned Tallow Soap

DIY Chicken Sweaters To Keep Them Warm Over Winter

DIY Chicken Sweaters To Keep Them Warm Over Winter

It’s important to keep your chickens warm in the Winter months to make sure they are healthy enough to start producing eggs once the weather becomes a little milder.

This wonderful DIY over Hencam.co.uk details the whole process, so anyone can make these super cute sweaters – you don’t have to a master knitter!

All you need is some colorful yarn and few other materials, to find out how to make them, head over to hencam.co.uk now!

DIY Chicken Sweaters To Keep Them Warm Over Winter

How To Preserve {Pretty Much} Anything!

How To Preserve {Pretty Much} Anything!

If we didn’t preserve food, we would be missing out on so much goodness and wholesome nutrition, it would be a crime to our planet! We hate seeing food go to waste, and in these Summer months when fresh produce is at it’s most bountiful, it’s important we have the knowledge and skills to preserve the food we cannot eat!

From freezing and dehydrating to smoking and fermenting, this guide provides a wealth of knowledge everyone could learn from!

Find out how to preserve pretty much everything over at Keeperofthehome.org…

How To Preserve {Pretty Much} Anything!

Should I Wash my Chicken Eggs?

Should I Wash my Chicken Eggs

If you own chickens and collect their eggs daily, do you find yourself washing the shells? Or do you just leave them straight from the coop unwashed? Well I’m sure a lot of you want to  know the correct answer…and in most cases you DON’T need to wash them!

By washing them, you take away the protective layer which helps the egg keep free of bacteria! But if washed and the coating layer called the “bloom” or sometimes the “cuticle” removed, you must then refrigerate them!

To find out exactly why and what you should be doing with dirty eggs you collect, head over to Fresheggsdaily.com…

Should I Wash my Chicken Eggs?

15 Uses for Liquor During SHTF

15 Uses for Liquor During SHFT

Having a well stocked liquor cabinet doesn’t just mean your’e ready to party at a moments notice! Having a load of alcohol can really help you out in certain situations when you are in desperate need. Not only can you save money and become much more self-sufficient it’s a great way to be prepared for any eventuality!

From curing swimmers ear and relieving toothache to a bacteria killing mouthwash, these are just some of the medicinal uses for liquor!

Another example is when you need to light a fire or cook some food over a temporary stove, because alcohol is flammable, having some on hand could be life-saving!

To find out what all 15 uses are, as well tips for storage etc, simply watch the video below: