Kim Mills

115 Flips | 11 Magazines | 19 Following | 32 Followers | @HomesteadAcres | Hi, I'm Kim I'm a homesteading and simple living blogger at www.homestead-acres.com.  I enjoy gardening, canning, baking, crochet, knitting, sewing and raising rabbits and chickens.

How to Make the Best Layered Enchilada Casserole

Saute onions and chopped mushrooms with butter in a large skillet.<p>Now, soup! I didn't think I would like it. We've been making our white sauce for so …

Cooking

How To Grow Swiss Chard For Amazing Harvest All Season

<i>This post may contain affiliate links, my full disclosure can be read here.</i><p>Shares 0<p>If you love leafy green vegetables you should learn <b>how to grow</b> …

25 Gorgeous Garden Pathways to Tiptoe On

No one wants to accidentally tread on a beautiful, but delicate part of their garden and accidentally kill it. For those gardeners with large, ornate …

Landscaping

Eastern Redbud: A Superb Tree for Almost Any Landscape

It is typically found in open woodlands, thickets, woodland margins, and along streams and bluffs, often on limestone soils. It blooms before and as …

Penn State

5 Quick Vegan Recipes That Prove Prepping a Healthy Meal Doesn't Take Forever

Spring is upon us, ushering fragrant herbs, peppery arugula, and starchy potatoes into produce aisles everywhere. Luckily, and contrary to popular …

Cooking

Creamy Broccoli Potato Cheddar Soup

I love a good, creamy hot soup on chillier days. I didn’t say winter days because an August day in Colorado can be chilly, like 50 degrees chilly. …

Onions

The Benefits of Dairy Goats

<i>Looking to add some goats to your homestead?</i> Goat School (Down East, 2011), <i>by Janice Spaulding, is part manual, part cookbook, and is perfect for</i> …

Diagnose crop disease with a smartphone - Futurity

A new app could let farmers—or anyone—diagnose crop disease with their smartphone.

Medical Technology

High above the Morial Convention Center, a rooftop garden grows fresh food for conventioneers | NOLA.com

As busy conventioneers flock to business meetings and appointments, high above their heads, the rooftop of the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center is …

Gardening

‘It’s more than just gardening’: Urban farming creates opportunity for job growth, food access

On Wednesday’s <i>St. Louis on the Air</i>, host Don Marsh talked about urban agriculture and food justice in the St. Louis region for our monthly Sound …

Urban Agriculture

The Crochet Patterns Let You Make Minecraft Amigurumi Dolls by Yourself

We have seen many pretty cool Minecraft inspired gadgets, but if you like crocheting, you may more like to use the crochet patterns to make the …

These Cute Crochet Projects Will Get You in the Mood for Back to School Season

Summer will be over before you know it! Help your favorite student head back to school in style with one of these <b>crochet projects</b>.<p>Crochet Apple<p>Your …

'Happy Hexagons' Free Crochet Afghan Pattern

Shares 138.4K<p><i>This free crochet afghan pattern uses hexagon blocks, so you can make a modern baby blanket or easily customize the size however you</i> …

Free baby crochet pattern bodysuit and short jacket uk

Home Premature Newborn 0-3 months 3-6 months 6-12 months Cotton Layettes Dress Outfits Shawls Blankets Doll Designs<p>This website uses <br>affiliate …

Single Crochet Cap

Spring seems to come and go in the blink of an eye, and that’s about how long it will take you to hook up this easy Single Crochet Hat, designed for …

Yarn

The 5 Types & Sizes of Hand Quilting Needles

Over the last year I’ve done a lot of hand quilting, which means I’ve formed a pretty deep and intimate trust relationship with my hand quilting …

Quilting

Why eco-gardening is one of this year's most significant trends

There's been a rise of eco-conscious gardeners who are seeking a more sustainable, environmentally friendly way to garden.<p>As a nation, we're becoming …

Gardening

Easy-to-Build Raised Bed Gardening Plans Using Reclaimed Lumber

Raised bed gardening is an easy way to add more efficiency and beauty to your garden areas with little more than some good old-fashioned elbow grease …

Gardening

McKay's Blog - 7 Timely Tips for Spring Gardeners

Now that the snow has cleared, it's time to get growing. Take stock of your landscape and gardens, and prepare for a beautiful, productive season …

Gardening

13 Hillside Landscaping Ideas to Maximize Your Yard

01 of 13<p>The Dynamic View of a Hillside<p>A slope or hillside can be intimidating when you are thinking of ways to landscape your yard. Slopes can be …

Landscaping

Container Rose Gardening Made Easy; Learn to grow roses in pots

Container rose gardening is a stylish way to brighten up outdoor spaces. Use a potted rose to create a focal point in a garden or add bold color and …

Gardening

How to Grow an Indoor Herb Garden

Nothing beats cooking with home-grown ingredients, but not everyone has a garden full of herbs and vegetables at their disposal. Well, rest assured …

Plants

Buttery Soft Pretzels Recipe

"After spending so much money on those Mall bought pretzels, I thought I'd try making some myself. So here's a recipe that has worked for me. These …

Baking

Our bedrooms are meant to be our havens, but the chemicals within disrupt this peaceful zone where we go to recharge our batteries. Formaldehyde from …

Plants

17 Homemade Layer Cakes You’ll Want to Eye (and Eat) from Every Angle

Dessert

25 Easy Family Meals That Cost Just $5 to Prep

When it comes to planning out dinner options for your family, the task can sometimes be a bit daunting — and expensive. If you want to make sure you have a variety of meals in rotation that are healthy and easy to make, kid-approved, and budget-friendly, we've got you covered. These 25 easy recipes …

Cooking

A Better Rainwater-Harvesting System

Harvesting rainwater to use for growing vegetables makes a great deal of sense. Unfortunately, the most common method of rainwater harvesting isn’t …

Gardening

How to Grow Sunflowers - Organic Gardening

Grow What You Love: 12 Food Plant Families To Change Your Life (Firefly Book, 2018) <i>by Emily Murphy, not only teaches readers to grow and harvest</i> …

Gardening

10 Flower Bed Ideas That’ll Make Your Yard Look Like Paradise

Blooms for days.<p>Whether you have a green thumb or not, there's plenty of inspiration here to get you amped up on your landscaping.

Landscaping

12 Birds You Want in Your Yard

While birders may be delighted to see any new bird in their yard, some birds are more welcome than others because of all the good they can do. …

Birds