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In the Kitchen

Meat Harvesting and Processing

Fall brings yet another chore for the homestead: meat processing. As the weather turns cold, and the final harvest from the garden is complete, we turn our attention to stocking up on the meat we will need for the following year. Just like canning green beans, carrots, potatoes, and pickled …

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How to Cook on a Woodstove: On Top and Inside

When I think of the quintessential homestead tool, I think of a wood burning stove.  A homestead house is just not complete without a fire blazing in the wood stove on cold winter nights.  Transitioning to heating with wood is a wonderful place to start when learning to be self-sufficient.  …

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How to Conserve Water in the Kitchen

I have seen a lot of prepper information about how to store water for long-term usage.  There are many different methods.  There are even companies that sell canned water!  But I have not seen much information about how to determine your family’s water usage or really useful information about how …

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Homestead Wine Production

Homestead Wine Production

Making wine is a very simple procedure. This was our first time making it but definitely not our last. We are not big drinkers here on An American Homestead. But we will drink wine on certain occasions and I do love a good wine. When I served in the military …

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10 Tips for Canning Over a Wood Fire

I guess wood fire canning is pretty uncommon these days, but we decided to try.  Like everything else on our homestead, we try and we learn!  We are choosing to use a fire (instead of our propane stove) for a few reasons.  We’re trying to learn to be self-sufficient.  Propane …

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