Wall Bottle Opener - A Homestead DIY :: Faulk Farmstead

Wall Bottle Opener – A Homestead DIY!

    Tired of rummaging through drawers looking for a bottle opener?  Frustrated because you need to open a bottle and only have one hand available because you are a) juggling a drippy scoby, b) carrying a basketful of eggs, or c) only have one clean hand?   Yes, I know.  Homesteader troubles.    Read more

DIY Grow Lamps

DIY Grow Lamps for Spring Seedlings

Ah, Spring… You aren’t tired of hearing about seed starting yet, are you? Nah, I didn’t think so.   This year was my second year starting seeds indoors – and I was determined to go BIG or go home!  Ok, so I was already home – but you catch my drift.  Remember all of thoseRead more

Stovetop Coffee - A Homestead DIY :: Faulk Farmstead

Stovetop Coffee – A Homestead DIY!

There aren’t many things that I physically cannot function without. Coffee, however, IS one of those things.     We still have an electric coffee maker that gets used religiously to brew our coffee every single morning.  This last week, though, the unthinkable happened.  The coffee maker was on the fritz.     A tragedy,Read more

Buttery Lip Balm – A DIY Tutorial!

  There is nothing sexy about chapped lips.   Oh, is this news to you?  Sorry to break it to you.  It’s winter.  Chapped lips are upon us.   This year, mine have been especially bad.  Cracked and bleeding bad.  To much info?  Sorry.   But let’s be real here.  Chapped lips mean you needRead more

Rendering Your Own Lard – Crockpot Style!

I love my fats – Butter, coconut oil, tallow, lard…   These words may strike fear in the hearts of dieters, but the inclusion of them in my diet has proven beneficial.  Fat in your diet (the good fats) are essential to cellular development – Your body needs these!   But the lard or tallowRead more

Crying Over Spilled Milk – How to Get the Smell Out!

Those who know me well, know how much I love Lucy.  No, Lucy is not a family member or a farmie.   Lucy is my car.   Yes, unconventional, I know, but she rocks!  Seriously! You may also know how much I love my raw cow milk. But I must be honest:  I do NOTRead more