My Casual Homestead | Sustainable Living Anywhere

We are sisters, living thousands of miles apart and homesteading side by side. This is our story, and this is our place to share what we have learned and the knowledge that we have collected.

How to Butcher a Turkey

Autumn makes me think of vibrant leaves, warm soups, pumpkins, comfy sweaters, and harvesting the bounty that I have nurtured for the last 6 months. Autumn is harvest season on our homestead. I harvest my garden, fruit trees and because I choose to be an omnivore,...

Read More
How to Butcher a Turkey

Homemade Maple Granola

Homemade granola is actually very easy to make. I was intimidated at first to make it at home even though there are a lot of recipes out there claiming it works. I did a bit of research and combined a few recipes I found into this one. Unlike some of my other first...

Read More
Homemade Maple Granola

Harvest Calendar

Another harvest season is almost behind me. Within a few weeks, it will start snowing here in Fairbanks, snowing and sticking. Every year I wonder what happened to spring, summer, and fall?  In Fairbanks, the snow is usually gone around the first week of May and it...

Read More
Harvest Calendar

Homemade Apple Cider Vinegar

It's the start of apple season, even up north here in Fairbanks. That means it's the start of eating fresh apples and making homemade apple pies, applesauce, dried apples, apple cider, and apple cider vinegar. Fairbanks is a tough place to grow apples. Below -40F...

Read More
Homemade Apple Cider Vinegar

My Casual Garden

One of my many goals in life is to someday raise all my own food for my family, vegetables and meat both, or at least as much as I can.  I really don't see olive trees growing in Fairbanks anytime soon but, hey you never know. In the meantime, I try not to be too...

Read More
My Casual Garden

Salsa Verde

I grow a large garden every year but, never large enough to fulfill all of my canning needs, so off to our local farmers market I go. August is an amazing month at the farmers market, everything is available in bulk, at a great price.  25 lbs of tomatoes go for...

Read More
Salsa Verde

Summer Blueberry Pie

The end of July marks wild blueberry season in Fairbanks, the transition season where summer ends and the rainy fall season of August begins.  This is a short, high-intensity season where you maybe have a two to three-week window to pick you blueberries for the...

Read More
Summer Blueberry Pie

Homesteading on Sloped Land

Now in an ideal world, every homestead would contain an equal amount of gently sloped and flat land. Every homestead also would be south facing, have great soil, an ample water supply, some gentle shade trees, beautiful fields, a big red or white barn and plentiful...

Read More
Homesteading on Sloped Land
This page may contain affiliate links. We may earn a commission when you make a purchase but this does not affect your price. Earning a commission helps keep this website up and running. Thank you for supporting My Casual Homestead.

~ Jessica & April

Basic Bone Broth

Bone broth can be from any animal, rabbits, chickens, turkeys, lamb, beef, moose and on and on. If...

Top-Bar Beehive Plans

I've always wanted to keep bees. When I was planning my homestead, beekeeping was at the top of my...

DIY Home Smoker

I am a big fan of smoked foods and I have never found a food that didn't taste better with a...

Summer Blueberry Pie

The end of July marks wild blueberry season in Fairbanks, the transition season where summer ends...

Homemade Cinnamon Rolls

  I really love to bake, the process of baking is my zen moment in a hectic and busy day. I love...

Salsa Verde

I grow a large garden every year but, never large enough to fulfill all of my canning needs, so...

Homemade Italian Sausage

I'm currently on a charcuterie meat kick. Why? Because sausages and smoked meats are really good...

Homemade Maple Granola

Homemade granola is actually very easy to make. I was intimidated at first to make it at home even...

Why I Raise Chickens!

If I could only pick one animal to have on my...

How to Grow Basil – Everything You Need To Know

  Basil makes me happy.  It's amazing how one little plant can create a giddy summertime feel in...

Homesteading is for everyone!

Let us help you get started!

Sign up today

and receive our newsletter with more Homesteading Inspiration.

 

 

Sign up for our newsletter and start LIVING now!

Success, Thank you for letting us be part of your homesteading life!

Pin It on Pinterest

Share This