Inspiration for Your Homestead Journey

The Homestead Quarterly is a curated collection of stories, DIY’s, recipes, photos, and articles from the homesteaders you know and love. Like a reader's digest for homemakers and gardeners, you'll find lots of winter recipes and DIY inspiration for your home and garden.

Meet the Contributors

Natalie Argo, Hey It's a Good Life

Read the story of how Natalie discovered the power of worm farming to supply the compost she needed for her urban garden. Find out how worms can fuel your garden to a bigger harvest next year.

IG: @heyyitsagoodlife

https://heyitsagoodlife.com

Bailey Van Tassel

Bailey shares "The Gardener's Creed" in the winter edition, a beautiful mantra to live by and revisit for every home gardener. Bailey is a garden writer from California and creator of "The Garden Culture" podcast.

IG: @baileyvantassel

https://baileyvantassel.com

Rebecca Desnos

Learn how to forage for botanical color and make your own natural dyes in Rebecca's stunning DIY article. Complete with photos and lists of materials, Rebecca helps you start to explore the wonders of natural dyes in a simple, easy for beginners way.

IG: @rebeccadesnos

https://rebeccadesnos.com

The Busy Homebodies

Learn how to work sourdough magic with twins Mary and Maggie, better known as the Busy Homebodies. They contributed a complete sourdough tutorial, teaching you how to make a 3 day sourdough starter so you can begin baking your own bread right away.

IG: @busyhomebodies

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Michelle Visser, Souly Rested

Michelle shares recipes for some of her favorite guilt-free indulgences. You'll love her healthy alternatives to soda and she might even convince you to join the kombucha club. Michelle is the author of "Sweet Maple: Backyard Sugar Making From Tap to Table".

IG: @soulyrested

https://soulyrested.com

Julie Long, Misty Creek Acres

Julie takes the guesswork out of caring for backyard chickens in the winter. She contributed an article that shows you everything you need to do to keep your flock safe and healthy through the cold winter months. Julie homesteads with her family in North Carolina and she sells elderberry syrup kits, bees wax candles, and goat milk soap.

IG: @juliealong

Missy Stone, Mom About Charleston

Missy breaks down what it takes to grow a thriving home garden even if you live in the city. She shares her experience of building a backyard garden in Charleston, SC where she homeschools her children and is working to grow as much homegrown food as possible.

IG: @momaboutcharleston

The Appalachian Homestead

For many generations, this family has been growing and preserving food and medicine in the Appalachians. In the winter edition, read about Mamaw's security quilt and the secrets of self-sufficiency that have carried this family through thick and thin for many years.

IG: @theappalachianhomestead

Rewild Carly Rose

Carly has been on a journey to rewind and she is sharing how to make your own perfume with natural, plant based materials. You'll be inspired by Carly's love for all the things God gave us in creation and she'll encourage you to rethink your personal choices for things like perfume, deodorant, and makeup.

IG:@rewildcarlyrose

Lauren Bliss, Blissful Homesteading

Lauren is the recipe queen and we were so excited for her to contribute several of her family favorites to the recipe section. You're going to love her slow cooker loaded potato soup. Lauren raises chickens and rabbits and grows lots of food with help from her husband and five kids. She homesteads in North Carolina.

IG: @blissfulhomesteading

Katlyn Nixon, Our Acre of Grace

Katlyn takes the mystery out of using elderberry with her guide to elderberry syrup. You'll be inspired by her family's journey towards self sufficiency and how they've used elderberry to improve their health and start sharing the same amazing benefits with others in their community.

IG: @ouracreofgrace

Herbal Academy

The Herbal Academy is the global leader in herbal education with self paced courses to make herbalism accessible to everyone, no matter your age or level of experience in working with plants. In this edition, Herbal Academy shares some warming winter tea recipes that you can make at home.

IG: @herbalacademy

Amber Benge, Grace Walk Farm

Amber is the editor of the Homestead Quarterly and she contributed several articles to this winter edition. You'll learn the most common reasons garden fail and how to fix it. Plus, Amber breaks down some must-have seeds for your garden in 2023. Amber homesteads with her family in North Carolina and she publishes the Homestead Quarterly four times per year.

IG: @gracewalkfarm

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Frequently Asked Questions

Can I print the digital download?

Yes! The digital download is formatted in standard 8.5x11 size for easy printing. Print all the pages or only the pages you want to keep for reference - your choice!

Is the paperback edition identical to the digital download?

The paperback is a smaller size - 6x9 - but the content inside is the same.

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