Homestead Living

Caring for and Seasoning Cast Iron Cookware

5 eggs frying in a cast iron pan

Cast iron cookware is one of the most iconic piece of kitchen equipment on a small homestead. And for good reason. Cast iron cookware is durable, and can be used on the stove top, in the oven, or over an open fire. Better yet, with correct care, it becomes as non-stick as more modern pots and pans.

Fall Clean Up: Four Chores to Tackle Before Winter Sets in

weeding with pink gloves

Handling fall clean up chores and preparing for one last garden crop makes autumn a busy time of year. Beekeepers, gardeners, and chicken farmers all need to do a little fall clean up — or assessment — to make sure that the land that sustains them is prepared for winter months. Are these chores on your list?

How to Make an Outdoor Shower

It’s not difficult to install a tankless water heater to make an outdoor shower, making for easy clean up after gardening and other messy jobs. With some simple plumbing skills and a portable propane tank, you can create an outdoor shower in your garden area or near the pool

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