101 Homesteading Skills We Need To Teach

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We’ve heard a lot the last few years about homesteading skills, vintage skills, and pioneer skills. I don’t know about you, but I can do all of these and I bet you can too. Now, I have always pictured different farms growing vegetables, fruits and raising chickens, goats or cows, etc. I remember visiting dairy farms. It seems now people are calling themselves homesteading families.

I remember growing up and hearing the word, homestead. Well, the word homestead according to The Merriam-Webster Dictionary is defined as “the home and land acquired by family” and “to acquire or settle on the public land.”

I think what we really need to do is explain what a homemaker is, those people have homesteading skills. They run a house, hence the term “the home and land acquired by family.”  I have recently started to wonder why so many blogs have become homesteading blogs. These are basically homemaking skills, maybe they are trying to bring back the skills most of us have used our whole life.

I remember churches teaching these skills as well as schools. Somehow, the teaching of these very important skills needs to be rekindled. What do you think has happened? We can’t continue to eat processed food, eat at fast food places and eat food at restaurants every day, it’s not healthy. Plus, it’s so expensive.

Whatever sex you are that heads your home to keep it running smoothly, I tip my hat to you. It is hard to be a homemaker and homesteading family. I decided to break down the different areas of life we all have to deal with each day. I’m not talking about backyard chickens, ducks, goats, and rabbits.

I have a blogger friend, Janet Garman, who has a farm, called Timber Creek Farm (.com). She is truly a role model if you want a farm. She dyes the yarn and knits the most beautiful hand warmers, I have two sets. I love them! Today, it’s all about the homestead, as in our home.

If you understand and use any of these skills please teach them at your church, schools, and neighborhoods. Trust me, people need to know these skills.

Homesteading Skills

These are the things I learned growing up, how about you?


  1. I learned to make bread in a big old stainless steel bowl like this one: Stainless Steel Bowl
  2. Learn to grind wheat
  3. Learn to make whole wheat bread
  4. Learn to make bread with flour you can tolerate
  5. Learn to make natural yeast
  6. Learn to make white bread
  7. Learn to make dinner rolls
  8. Learn to make cinnamon rolls
  9. Learn to make biscuits
  10. Learn to make crackers
  11. Learn to make crepes
  12. Learn to make tortillas
  13. Learn to make pancakes and waffles from scratch
  14. Learn to make a cake without a cake mix
  15. Learn to make frosting without a container or box
  16. Learn to make pies from scratch (thank you, Jeanne)
  17. Learn to make homemade pasta, it tastes so yummy (thank you, Bebe)


  1. Take a Master Preserver Canning course to keep up with the newest safety measures required to preserve our food. Four Foods You Should Never Can by Linda
  2. Only use mason jars designed for canning
  3. Watch for chips or cracks-discard the jars if damaged
  4. Never can eggs
  5. Never can milk or cream
  6. Never can bacon
  7. Never can butter
  8. The new rule (2015) when canning tomatoes (they are not as acidic now) please add 2 tablespoons lemon juice or 1/2 teaspoon citric acid to quart size jars. Pint size jars use 1 tablespoon lemon juice or 1/4 teaspoon citric acid.
  9. Always remove the rings after the jars have been canned, cooled and ready to store. This will ensure if a lid does pop up and become unsealed, it will not go back down because the ring was left on. You may never know if the seal popped up after storing it.
  10. When lifting your jars out of the hot water, never tip the jars, keep them upright
  11. Pressure canners have the weighted gauges, dial gauges, regulators, and rings, they should be checked yearly (replace as needed)

Cleaning Your Home

Make a schedule to keep on top of your cleaning, a clean home is a house of order, a house of peace and serenity.

Share the cleaning projects

  1. Bathrooms
  2. Kitchens
  3. Living Room
  4. Bedrooms
  5. Closets
  6. Cupboards
  7. Fans
  8. Dusting
  9. Vacuuming
  10. Mopping

Cleaning Your Garage

I love a clean garage:

  1. Blow the dust and debris outside and put in a trash can
  2. Keep the garage doors oiled and lubricated
  3. Vacuum the entrance rug between the garage and house once a week

Cleaning Your Yard

Trust me on this one, I love a clean street. Is this a homesteading skill? I don’t know but it’s important to me.

  1. Pick up blowing trash in your yard and adjoining neighbors yards
  2. Pick up dog poop your neighbor’s dog has left, try not to be bitter because you always take a poop bag
  3. Clean the street gutters if you have them, it makes all the difference in a clean tidy neighborhood
  4. Keep your bushes trimmed
  5. Keep your trees trimmed so people can walk safely on the sidewalk in front of your home


  1. How to make a roux
  2. How to make a white sauce
  3. How to cook from scratch
  4. How to make rice without a rice cooker
  5. How to make gravy from meat drippings
  6. How to make/cook beans from a bag
  7. Buy good pans the first time, this is one I use all the time: Farberware Saucepan
  8. Learn to make soups, stews, chili and anything that will fill the belly for less money and still be healthy
  9. Exchange recipes with friends that are foods you can make that are frugal and healthy meals

Dehydrating Food

  1. You can dehydrate food on window screens or on netting
  2. I have had two dehydrators in my life, they run non-stop. The one I have now is similar to this one: Excalibur
  3. Dehydrating your own food is for short-term storage only, one-year maximum
  4. You can dehydrate frozen vegetables you find on sale and you don’t need to wash, slice or cut them

First Aid Skills and Supplies

Thanks to Daniel for these:

  1. Basic first-aid skills – up to, and including, closing a wound with stitches and setting a broken bone.
  2. CPR class
    I remember taking these classes at the YMCA long ago, but I am pretty sure Your local fire station would be able to steer you in the right direction. First Aid Kit by Linda


  1. You can feed a family with 6-8 people if you have a garden, I know I have done it on 1/4 acre. My family canned and preserved all the food for one year. No animal meats, just fruits, and vegetables. Gardens for Two by Linda and  How to Grow A Garden by Linda
  2. Find the best area to plant a garden, watch for sun and shade spots.
  3. My favorite items you need to start your garden, I have to use these items because I have rock hard clay soil: Miracle Grow Soil, buy at your local hardware stores.
    Azomite Micronized Bag, 44 lb
    FibreDust Coco Coir Block
    Unco Industries Wiggle Worm Soil Builder Earthworm Castings Organic Fertilizer, 15-Pound
    Miracle-Gro Nature’s Care Organic Bone Meal, 3 lb.
    Espoma VM8 8-Quart Organic Vermiculite
  4. Composting, I confess this is the only one I do not do. I buy my organic compost.
  5. Learn to trim your fruit trees correctly
  6. Buy Non-GMO, non-hybrid seeds and plants

Heating Your Home

  1. Learn how to use a good chainsaw, we taught our girls to cut down trees, they cut and split the logs to heat our home together as a family. We used a woodburning stove to heat our home for six full years. This was a skill we all need to learn. It’s hard work but totally teaches a family to work together as a team.

Home Maintenance

  1. Change your smoke alarm batteries at least once a year before they start to beep
  2. Change your Carbon Monoxide Detector batteries at least once a year: Carbon Monoxide Detector
  3. Change your furnace air filters often (thanks to Janet for the reminder)


  1. Keep up on your laundry, nothing is worse than having a power outage and you need clean underwear, etc.
  2. Consider learning how to starch and iron your own dress shirts
  3. Save money and make your own laundry detergent: Laundry Detergent by Linda

Money Management

Make a budget with your net income, write it down, then write your bills on the other side of the paper. Put some in savings each month even it’s only $1.00. (thanks to Debbie for reminding me about this topic)

Tina: I would add Learn how to write a check and how to Balance a Checkbook. You would be surprised how many young folks coming out of high school have no clue how to handle a checking account.

Personal Hygiene & Health

This one is critical to our well being and learning to stay healthy.

  1. Eat healthily, we are what we eat. Eat plenty of fresh fruit and vegetables
  2. Clean remotes to all TV’s and cell phone, etc.
  3. Clean light switches
  4. Use the cleaning wipes at the grocery stores on those shopping baskets
  5. Wash your hands frequently
  6. Stay home from work if you are really sick
  7. Keep your child home from school if he or she will spread a virus or bacterial infections
  8. Keep a jar of Vicks VapoRub on hand at all times (rub some on your feet and cover with socks-helps with a cough)
  9. Use essential oils to soothe a cold or influenza


  1. Learn how to thread a needle
  2. Learn how to thread a sewing machine
  3. Learn how to make a bobbin
  4. Learn how to clean and oil your sewing machine
  5. Learn how to sew a straight line on your machine
  6. Buy a good sewing machine, not a cheap one, a good one, it doesn’t have to be expensive
  7. Learn to use a fabric rotary cutter and board
  8. Buy a good pair of fabric scissors
  9. Buy a good seam ripper
  10. Buy a good tape measure
  11. Buy safety pins
  12. Buy good sewing machine needles
  13. Buy good pinning pins
  14. Get a pin cushion-they make magnetic ones that are great
  15. Learn to sew aprons, then kids clothes and move onto harder things
  16. Learn how to sew on buttons
  17. Mending can save lots of money
  18. Recycling thrift clothes can be fun and save lots too
  19. Learn to make your own starch and iron your clothes when appropriate


  1. Learn to tie a quilt with yarn knots and fluffy batting
  2. Learn to piece a quilt with leftover fabrics
  3. Learn to hand quilt a quilt
  4. Learn to bind a quilt
  5. Learn to use a fabric rotary cutter and board
  6. Buy a good pair of fabric scissors

Knitting and Crocheting

  1. Knitting and crocheting must be added, I’m so thankful Valerie reminded me about this awesome skill!

Clean Laundry When We Lose Power by Linda

Thanks again for being prepared for the unexpected, we need to know all of these homesteading skills and much more. May God bless you for your efforts.

57 thoughts on “101 Homesteading Skills We Need To Teach

  • October 28, 2017 at 6:20 am

    Wonderful list. Under health and personal hygiene, I would add, Make sure to change your furnace filter often.

  • October 28, 2017 at 8:06 am

    What happened to teaching Home Economics in junior high and high school? This may be the only place a young person can learn homemaking skills. 

    • October 28, 2017 at 8:07 am

      Hi Patricia, I hear you on that one. What did happen? I learned a lot in those classes. Great comment, Linda

    • October 28, 2017 at 8:57 am

      I also learned money management in home ec – how to open a bank account, write a check, and how to make a budget. I never enjoyed cooking classes until I had a wonderful teacher who taught cooking as science and so much suddenly made sense. My mom taught me to sew before I took sewing in school. In our 4-H program, we can’t recruit volunteers to be ‘Family and Consumer Science’ leaders because this generation doesn’t know how to be homemakers themselves. When 4-H offers cooking as an after school program, there is always a waiting list as kids are hungry (pun intended) to learn to cook.

      • October 28, 2017 at 10:28 am

        yes learned a bunch in Home Ec as well. Why in the world do they not teach this today? People are amazed that I can sew and make a complete suit if needed and when I was first married, I knew nothing but making pies and cakes from scratch. I am so sad that the young people do not know what we know but maybe, just maybe we can help them out. Depending on whether or not they can pull their squinty little eyes up from their cell phones or not. LOL. Anyway, it is always good to talk to people of like minds. Bless you and your family.
        Cincinnati Ohio

        • October 28, 2017 at 12:31 pm

          Hi Vivian, we need to talk to each other through comments, because we understand each other. May God bless the world to put their phones down and learn to converse with one another. Hugs, Linda

        • October 31, 2017 at 5:30 am

          Home Economics classes got cut from schools because of budget cuts, and yet they turn around and hire extra principals and assistant superintendents. Schools, at least in our area (NW New Jersey) have become so top-heavy with staff. If they cut a few of those unnecessary positions out, they could reinstate Home Ec (and agriculture, and woodshop). It’s truly a sad state of being. I always loved my sewing classes, but then I knew how to sew before I even had those classes.

          • October 31, 2017 at 9:40 am

            Hi Carol, I knew how to sew before I took those classes in Home Ec as well. But, I learned some really cool NEW ideas to encourage me to learn new techniques that I didn’t know. I made a beautifully tailored coat with lining. I learned the basics at home from my mom which I will be forever thankful for but I learned harder sewing steps that I was so proud to learn at school!! I took Home Ec every year and loved it!!! It really is a sad state of affairs. Great comment. Linda

      • October 28, 2017 at 12:18 pm

        Hi Debbie, I am adding Money Management, that’s a great tip, I’m on it. Thank you so much! Linda

    • May 1, 2018 at 11:13 pm

      My brother is 13 years younger than me and in his school they combined home ec and shop and called it Life Skills. It was co-ed and taught a few skills from both classes, plus family life with the Egg Baby. Because of trying to do a little of everything, nothing was covered thoroughly. Better to teach them yourself or learn together. Could even make badges or pin awards to make it more fun.
      Excellent list.

      • May 2, 2018 at 7:10 pm

        Hi Davette, I love your name! I have seen the TV news show school classes with the Egg Baby and also a Lifelike baby. Kids are carrying around a car seat, bottles, and diapers. We do indeed need to teach them ourselves. Thanks for commenting, Linda

  • October 28, 2017 at 8:10 am

    Brings back memories, In the early 1960’s We took weekends in the Desert, like camping out, had a cabin, no walls, just like a big garage and I hung sheets from the rafters to make rooms, The kids loved it and so did I, they could run and play and watch little chipmunks and kangeroo rats steal the dogs kibble… and we brought out milk goat with us in a cardboard box on the floor of the back seat of the Oldsmobile.. She would jump into the box and not try to get out till we arrived in the desert.. Slowly it became harder and harder to go back to the city, that big 2 story home didn’t have the feel of being out in the air and learning how to live this way.The clear nights in the desert showed us the sky and the stars, never seeing them in Los Angeles. no one had electricity so the soft light of a kerosene lamp of another cabin many acres away was restful. we saw visitors a mile before they got here from their headlights.. we had Heaven here.. So rented out my home, moved to the desert and have loved it every since.. now as I have aged and the children are grandparents, I look back and see nothing I could have done different to raise my family. they learned how to survive and no way will they ever be in a situation that they won’t find a solution for..

    • October 28, 2017 at 12:03 pm

      Oh, Jeanne, I love this comment, I felt like I could feel the earth beneath my feet the and smell the air in my mind. You should be applauded for teaching your children to be self-reliant. I love this comment, thanks so much for sharing. Linda

  • October 28, 2017 at 8:22 am

    My first attempt to dehydrate was to get the bakers rack(13 shelves) of day old breads and not want them to mold, so took old window screens and put them in the non running car in the back yard and covered the screens with the bread, so it all dried quickly to be put in burlap sacks for the creatures, cow, horses, burro, pony and chickens ducks and geese loved their bread treats and it cut down on the price of food for them.. later I wanted a dehydrator, took about 15 years before I got my first Excalibur, and here I am with my Excalibur taking up space on the counter, waiting for the next load… even the red beans after being cooked can be dehydrated, for instant bowl of soup. Hamburger rocks ate kept in the fridge or the creatures would find them..

    • October 28, 2017 at 10:22 am

      thank you for your post. We can dehydrate cooked beans and store them??? what a wonderful thought.
      bless you.
      Cincinnati Ohio

      • October 28, 2017 at 12:00 pm

        i look down the aisles at the grocery store, a lot is freeze dried but also just dehydrated.. I love fixing up the tiny marshmallows for my great great grandson, they turnout crunchy and he loves them.. a little like the bits of dried marshmallows in cereal. He also loves the rolls of dried fruit leather made out of yogurt. i dry applesauce for him too, adding a bit of cherry jello to it, and make into rounds like pancakes so they dry and I can roll them up in wax paper, He gets so much nourishment from his treats. I am drying some red, yellow and green bell peppers right now, they will then be made into seasoning by putting them in the blender till like seasonings you buy at the store but so fragrant and tasty. i am so pleased to have found this site, so many learning and offering ideas, and a great lady bringing out the best of ideas for stock piling for the future.. thanks for letting me join. I don’t have a printer but write out the lists of how to use my elect pressure cooker and all the other lists. nice to remind ourselves of the next thing we must do…

        • October 28, 2017 at 12:28 pm

          Jeanne, I would be happy to send you the ones you would like printed. Linda

      • May 7, 2018 at 6:52 pm

        I just put in my excalalibur dehydrater 7 racks of hash browns this morning as we have been digging our potatoes since Saturday so I canned 14 qts. of yukon gold potatoes and made tater tots to go in the freezer I am tired but I love my dehydrator and I love all of the responses from everyone .

        So from me in the south to you all wherever you are ROCK ON!!

        • May 7, 2018 at 8:15 pm

          Oh, Debbie, how awesome!!!! I love my Excalibur dehydrator. You are rocking it girlfriend, I love it! It’s such an awesome feeling to see the fruits of our labor, thanks for sharing. I have never done hash browns!!! LOVE it! Linda

    • October 28, 2017 at 12:04 pm

      Hi Jeanne, I am going to dehydrate some cooked beans. You have inspired me, I love this comments as always! Life is good, Linda

  • October 28, 2017 at 9:13 am

    Linda, all great items and I agree so many today are lost without that processed foods and fast foods. I wish everyone would at least look into doing one thing a week or month that is made from scratch. Learning any one of these skills would only help our families to live a more self relieant lifestyle. Not only to be more self relieant but to feel the empowerment of learning something new and better able to do for themselves. So I’m off the soapbox for now. Keep up the good work.

  • October 28, 2017 at 9:45 am

    Learn to make noodles. So much better than bought ones. Learn to make pies from strach. No store bought pie shells for me.

    • October 28, 2017 at 12:09 pm

      Oh you can sure tell a home made pie from one that is made out a bought crust, cutting the butter or Crisco with 2 knives into the flour… the flaky crust that is delicious. I don’t do them anymore but remember how the pie came out of the oven and before the fruit could jell up , cut into and gone before dinner, same with fresh baked bread, I would bake 7 loaves and the hot bread was torn apart, so hot and butter spread on it and the kids would eat a weeks supply of hot bread quickly..The joy of having a family that enjoyed old time ways..

      • October 28, 2017 at 12:23 pm

        Jeanne, I love this comment, I’m going to add learn how to make pies, great comment! Linda

    • October 28, 2017 at 12:25 pm

      Hi Bebe, I’m adding this to my list right now. Great comment, Linda

  • October 28, 2017 at 10:19 am


    Hello my friend. What a beautiful list to hang on my fridge. I love it. thank you.

    So today, (thanks for asking..lol) I am going to attempt to make sweet potato flat bread in coconut oil. Wish me luck. Oh and BTW…please show me how to grind up my flour beans to make flour. I suppose I am going to have to go to the dungeon and drag up a few beans and try it out, but I almost hate to open the bag thinking the rest will spoil. hmmm….Need an expert here! pronto and that would be you Linda. LOL…thank you so much for being there for us. Lord knows we need you more and more!!!
    Queen City Cincinnati

    • October 28, 2017 at 12:33 pm

      Vivian, I have never dehydrated any beans. I will work on that. I love it when you say Leen-Daaa, my cute uncle used to call me that! Hugs, Linda

      • October 28, 2017 at 2:05 pm

        Linda, listen Linda = have you seen that “Listen Linda” video? It is a hoot. It went viral.
        anyway, I need to know how to GRIND flour beans into to flour. I know that the actual beans last longer than the ground up beans so we should only grind as much as we are going to use. But it would be so helpful to know that I am doing it properly. I wish I could send you that video. Ask you daughter to pull it up, she would know I’m sure. You will love it. thanks again.

        • October 28, 2017 at 4:23 pm

          Oh, my dear friend, Vivian, my kids and grandkids call me that: Listen Linda….yes we have watched that video so many times and I get the giggles just thinking about the term…Listen Linda. You are so cute to tell me about that YouTube. It makes me giggle every time I hear or think about it. Hugs, Linda

  • October 28, 2017 at 7:37 pm

    Linda, (Love the name, it was my Sister’s) I have heard of dehydrating dry beans, but never heard how. Can you give me directions? Love your posts, keep them coming! Carol

    • October 29, 2017 at 8:28 am

      HI, Carol, I have a sister named Carol Ann, she goes by Carol. We must be close in age, I love it! I have never dehydrated beans, It looks Like I better get on that and learn how to do them. I will look in my Excalibur Dehydrator book. I’m glad you love my posts, I love the interaction with my readers! Hugs Linda

  • October 29, 2017 at 3:04 pm

    What??? You didn’t add crocheting and knitting! I admit I can’t knit well to save my life but I’ve been crocheting for 50 years and, given enough skeins in the same dye lot, can make a huge variety of things that would be welcomed in a homestead home. Maybe the home itself, lol.

    It’s very rare for me to encounter a young person today who knows what I’m doing when they see me crocheting away while waiting to see the doctor or whatever — “What’s that you’re knitting?” — and I mentor whomever shows an interest in this wonderful skill.

    • October 29, 2017 at 5:40 pm

      Hi, Valerie, I just added it, oh my gosh!! Thanks for the reminder, I put your name next to it! Thanks for reminding me. I Love it! Linda

    • October 29, 2017 at 5:44 pm

      Hi Valerie, I have to thank you again for reminding me about knitting and crocheting. I am left-handed and someday I want to watch some left-handed YouTubes to show me how to master knitting and crocheting. Linda

      • October 30, 2017 at 9:46 am

        Do it! Thanks to YouTube, the mystery and fear about learning a new skill can be minimized or eliminated, and there are crochet bloggers out there who are also left-handed and who post wonderful step-by-step guides:


        Love your site and will be looking for a pic of your first left-handed crochet potholder project.

        Cheers, Valerie

        • October 30, 2017 at 1:38 pm

          Hi Valerie, oh thank you so much. I had to remove the Red Heart website because I have what’s called a “Secure” website and Red Heart does not have the green key looking deal on their URL link. It’s a safe and wonderful website but my website will be penalized if I have any links that are not “Secure” within my blog. I am following that Pinterest website right now!!! Thanks for the tips! I love it! Linda

          • October 30, 2017 at 1:44 pm

            You’re welcome! Good luck and have fun learning another great homesteading skill.

        • October 30, 2017 at 1:38 pm

          Valerie, I would love to make one of those left-handed crochet potholders!!! Hugs, Linda

  • October 30, 2017 at 8:57 pm

    What a fantastic list! Thank you for taking the time to organize & compile it. I see that I have a few (possibly more than a few ) holes in my skill set.  I do think there are two important items that should go on this list in the health & hygiene section:
    1) Basic first-aid skills – up to, and including, closing a wound with stitches and setting a broken bone.
    2) CPR class
    I remember taking these classes at the YMCA long ago, but I am pretty sure Your local fire station would be able to steer you in the right direction.  
    Now it is entirely possible that I missed these in your post or someone else may have already mentioned them in the comments. So if I’m being redundant, I apologize.  And if you don’t think these should be on the list, that’s fine as well. I promise you won’t hurt my feelings. 
    Thank you for the great website and all your hard work putting out all this valuable info. 
    — w4shep (Dan)

    • October 31, 2017 at 9:55 am

      Hi Daniel, thank you so much for this great comment! I’m adding these right now. I love ideas from my readers!! Love these, Linda

  • November 1, 2017 at 8:32 pm

    I’m a 41 year old disabled single mom of 4 beautiful children. And I’m proud to say my kids can do most of these things! Even the ones I can’t due to disabilities. They can all knit and crotchet even my son! They range from 6,8,16,19. Two left handed ones! We don’t draw gender specific tasks because well because!! My daughters can cut wood and start fires and my son can sew and cook. They are constantly asked how do you know that?? My 19 year old has taught other girls in her dorm to knit and budget and my 16 year old senior just aced an economic project because he was not only able to budget and come under all the students but back up his showing homemade was cheaper and he could do it! First time I’ve seen real world application in high school since I was in high school! As he told his teacher “my mom does poor well!” We recently moved up to Alaska and I am forever grateful that I have been scratch cooking, stretching food, and know how to rely on all of those skills!

    • November 2, 2017 at 8:26 am

      Hi, Jaime, I must tell you upfront this comment made me very emotional. I love hearing comments where a mom and or a dad have taught their children to work. You must be a proud mama! You have taught your kids the meaning of work and joy as well to share their talents with others. I love the phrase “my mom does poor well”. I tip my hat to your entire family and I’m sending hugs to Alaska to a family who knows how to be self-reliant. OH, and you have two left-handed kids, I love it! Linda

  • November 5, 2017 at 7:33 pm

    Every beginner and a small village person who is willing to learn homesteading skills can refer to the old homesteaders to use their experience.

    • November 6, 2017 at 7:42 am

      Hi, you are so right, there are so many homesteading skills we can learn and teach to others. Linda

  • May 7, 2018 at 6:36 pm

    Great list! Most of the basic recipes I’ve printed off of Pinterest and other favorite sites. Thought it would come in handy in case there was a power outage. I keep all my copies in a binder along with your printable emergency lists. 
    Thanks for sharing! 

    • May 7, 2018 at 6:45 pm

      Hi Joyce, you are so nice, thank you! I’m so glad you have a binder with my printable lists, that melts my heart!!! Blessings my friend, Linda

  • May 7, 2018 at 10:10 pm

    There is a national group that teaches these things called Ladies Homestead Gathering (.org). As it’s name suggests it’s just for the ladies 16 years and up. Whether one lone tomato plant, a homestead or a fully operational farm; women come together to share knowledge and community.

    • May 8, 2018 at 8:48 am

      Hi Allison, I am going to look this up, thank you!!! I love these tips! Linda

  • April 14, 2019 at 9:31 am

    I would add Learn how to write a check and how to Balance a Checkbook. You would be surprised how many young folks coming out of high school have no clue how to handle a checking account.

    • April 14, 2019 at 11:06 am

      Hi Tina, I love your comment! I’m adding it right now to the post! Thank you! Linda

  • August 15, 2019 at 8:01 pm

    Learn the basics of weather and buy a barometer and outdoor thermometer. This can save your life, your home, your crops.

    • August 15, 2019 at 8:19 pm

      Hi Nancy, that’s a great tip! We inherited my father-in-law’s. Great comment! Linda

  • August 16, 2019 at 9:58 am

    Can you make this a printable list?

    • August 16, 2019 at 10:46 am

      Hi Patricia, you can actually print the whole post. Just say you do not want pictures, I believe. So many people print all of my posts. Look for the green PRINT button on the top right of the article. Linda


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