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…