Helping Your Family Deal With Unexpected Illness

We typically write and video things that are happening on the homestead to share and educate our audience.  This is a bit of a different season for us.  Although we still have projects and we are living life, we are also dealing with an unexpected setback and illness.  This season has also brought lessons to […]

Using Alpaca & Wool For Warmth & Survival On The Homestead

There is something to be said about the warmth and comfort of a wool, alpaca and natural fibers, right?  Wool is an amazing God-given resource that repels water, is amazingly warm and extremely durable.  We have a lot of varying wool products on our homestead such as socks, blankets, sweaters, gloves and mittens, pants, skirts, […]

Mountain Woman Radio

Mountain Woman Radio is available every Wednesday either on our website or iTunes. Mountain Woman Radio is  loaded with inspiration, encouragement and knowledge on self-reliance, preparedness, sustainability, homesteading, off-grid living, wilderness survival, day to day life, autism, traditional and primitive skills, gardening, canning and so much more.  Not to mention, there are guests from all […]

Trayer Wilderness Off-Grid Homestead Tour With Beyond Off Grid

Homesteading Traditionally Off-Grid Today ~ Preparedness & Survival For Tomorrow

It was a great honor and privilege to be a part of the Beyond Off Grid Summit/Webinars. As you all know, we feel very led to share our knowledge, skills and inspiration in these uncertain times. We decided to give you a tour of your homestead, show you around a bit and offer some tips […]

Homemade Christmas Gift Ideas

I hope you all got a chance to check out the Homemade Christmas with Melissa K. Norris that I am participating in this year.  I did a post this month on How To Make Melt and Pour Soaps which was part of her series and I was so excited to be able to share. I absolutely […]

Why We Use Cast Iron (Plus 5pc Lodge Cast Iron Giveaway)

Cast iron is my go to item in my kitchen and the outdoors for our cooking and baking.  They not only keep my arms in shape, but they are phenomenal to use and provide healthy iron in our diet.  Every meal in our home is baked or cooked with love on or in a piece […]

What’s Your Threat? Our Threats Are Many, But Our Worries Are None…

What’s Your Threat? What’s the biggest threat to you and your family? Check out some amazing blogs and how they attack their biggest threats to being more prepared and more self-reliant! I was very excited to opt-in with a bunch of my wonderful peers to write about “What’s Your Threat?” and I have to say […]

How to make homemade spikes and nails on the forge

Well the Mountain Man has been busy in his smithy!  Wait till you see all the REALLY cool stuff he’s made.  Some of his new creations will be added to our website store and others will be shared here with his how-to videos. Today’s video below will show you how to make homemade nails or […]

How To Make Homemade Vanilla Extract

In our effort to make everything from scratch I have added a new raw ingredient to my list… Vanilla extract… Learning how to make your own homemade vanilla extract could not be more simple and easy. All you will need is the following: ♥ 3 vanilla beans ♥ 1 cup of vodka ♥ Glass jar with a tight […]

Skunk sprayed your animal? Here is how to get rid of the odor…

It is that time of year again….  The unwelcome skunks start making their rounds in both urban and rural areas looking for that unsuspecting family pet that is just oh to curious… Well – I have just the recipe for you to print and keep handy.  We have used this several times already with fantastic […]