Canning Salmon + Recipe

A huge part of our diet includes canning our own food. Summer and Autumn are the peak of canning season, as the berries pop, the salmon land in our nets, beans need cooked, and the garden eventually (and hopefully) requires overflow storage. My husband and son ( 2yo) took the boat out last week and…

Pinafore Apron for Women

Pinafore style aprons bring me to a place that seems to be among the bygones. The prairie feel of this simple no-tie apron encapsulates an era I reflect on often. I first learned how to make this apron for children through a tutorial on a neighboring blog. Tweaking the pattern for larger measurements, I came…

Simple Soap Making

This has been a busy month preparing for holiday events in town. I am so thankful to be back here sharing a new skill I recently learned from my very own Ma. Soap is something I’ve wanted to make for years but haven’t made time for it, as the lye factor intimidated me a great…

Sewing Potholders

When gearing up for the winter season I almost always think of potholders in the kitchen. Cooking is a huge part of our winter enjoyment and sustainability when the days are short and the work is long. Often times we’ll make a large pot of chili or soup to carry us for a few days…

Traditional Sourdough Bread

In my not-so-distant dreams of being a prairie homesteader, I imagined making bread like this for many years. This year I happened to be given two starters, and so it began. The newer starter came from a neighbor who inspired the core of this recipe. Our 40 year old starter came from family friends who…