Le Creuset Giveaway

Le Creuset Giveaway :: Five Little Homesteaders

Who doesn’t want to win something?

I know I’m a sucker for entering giveaways with the hope of winning…. and you know… sometimes I do!   Read on to learn how to enter for a chance to win the little beauty pictured above.

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Five Ways for Urban Homesteaders to Work Together

I am so honored to have my dear friend Erin, of the blog Blue Yurt Farms and her new project Homesteader Hub, here to share today.

Erin is an amazing person with a huge heart and a lot of information to share.  She’s great at building community and getting the people around her excited about change.  She’s sharing about her huge, awesome, new project today on Five Little Homesteaders.  I can’t wait to be a part of it and I know you’ll be excited once you read about it too.


Most people associate homesteading with acreage, rural areas and plenty of space. And let’s not forget the dairy cow! But nowadays, there are homesteaders all over, from rural Texans to urban Manhattanites. Urban homesteaders have to be a bit more aware of rules than their rural counterparts, but other than that, there are so many possibilities!
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A HERCulean Giveaway!


I’ve talked about it before, but I’m always looking for better ways to prepare my family in case of emergency situations.  One thing I’ve done recently is join up with a group of bloggers as part of The Prepard Bloggers network.  Today I’m excited to say that this group, myself included, has an amazing giveaway to tell you about.

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Compost Temperature: Is your compost hot enough?

Compost Temperature:  Does it really matter?  :: Five Little Homesteaders

picture via Joi Ito on flickr

Compost.  We really should all be composting.  It’s great for the environment.  It’s great for your garden and there are so many different ways to go about it.

If you’re lucky enough to have a yard, then a compost pile is a pretty simple and easy way to go.  My husband wrote a post over a year ago about our simple 3-bin composting system.  He talks, in his post, about the importance of heat in a healthy composting system, but never get into the importance of actual, specific temperature.

Is your compost pile hot enough?  What is your compost temperature?  Do you know?  Do you care?  Should you care?

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Donut Recipe – Whole Wheat Lemon Pound Cake

Whole Wheat Lemon Pound Cake Donut Recipe :: Five Little Homesteaders

I’m a sucker for sweets – all kinds and any time of day.

Back in my *ahem* less healthy days, a trip to Dunkin’ Donuts was certainly not unheard of.  However, donuts have been off my list of edible foods for quite some time and I must admit, I miss them.

So when I recently had a little left over money on a gift card, I decided to pick up a donut pan with the intention of creating a healthier donut recipe.  And by golly….. I think I may have done it!

(Note – I realize that these aren’t “healthy.”  I’m just calling them “healthier.”  Humor me and read on.)

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Garlic Oil Supplement for Chickens

DIY Garlic Oil Supplement for Healthy Backyard Chickens :: Five Little Homesteaders

photo courtesy of SoraZG on flickr

Healthy backyard chickens – that’s the constant goal around here.  It is also important to me that we keep our chickens healthy in the most natural way possible – no chemicals, no antibiotics (unless completely necessary), organic/non-GMO feed, etc.

If you’ve read my post on natural chicken care, then you know there are several supplements and treatments that we use to keep our flock looking and feeling good.  One of the most powerful supplements is garlic.  Check out the post below to learn more about how I make and use a DIY garlic oil supplement for healthy backyard chickens here on our little homestead.

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Water Kefir: Tips, Tricks and Lessons Learned

Water Kefir: Tips, Tricks and Lessons Learned :: Five Little Homesteaders

Were getting all kinds of involved in fermentation over here on our little homestead.

You see, while most of you are out there planting, harvesting and enjoying the great outdoors, those of us living in Phoenix are locked in our houses huddled under the nearest air conditioning vent.  So, as any good hermit would do, I took to caring for extra “creatures,” i.e. all my fermented cultures.  My first foray into new fermentation territory is with water kefir.

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How to Stop Your Chickens from Eating Eggs

How to Stop Your Chicken From Eating its Eggs :: Five Little Homesteaders

Have you ever had a chicken eat one of their eggs?  I’ve dealt with the problem a few times and it can be a nasty, annoying habit to break but it IS possible to break the chicken of it (most times).

In the name of easing back into this blogging thing, I’d like to direct you to a post I wrote on another site just before I took my unplanned hiatus from blogging.  It gives you 10 ways to try and break the egg eating habit.

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