Homesteading -


Length: 20+ Units
Content-type: Text-based
Age/Grade: Family
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How to Use This Course

The Homesteading course presented on is targeted to everyone who has a desire to live more independently and prepare much of what is needed each day using their own hands. In this course, the student can learn how to work for what they want, by making it themselves, instead of living as an “on demand” society. Students learn patience, along with the skills needed to make their own cleaners for the home, their own sunscreen, homemade ketchup, and more. Learning the patience and usefulness of “doing it yourself” can be immensely helpful not only in the sense of living a healthier life, but also for the budget! You can live more simply by learning what many generations of people have known, but the current generation seems to have forgotten —live simply, make do with the basics, and take an active part in gaining the benefits for yourself, your family, and the world God has given us by having less chemicals in your home. Choose the lessons that are of the most interest to the student taking this course, as all lessons stand independently.

Course Introduction

I’m Lisa Barthuly, and I’ll be your teacher for this course. We have many units planned. Our Homesteading course will focus on a wide range of subjects with a long-term goal of learning new but “old” skills—utilizing the blessings of the times we live in!

So many basic skills of self-reliance, “DIY,” and just plain common sense and skill have passed so many by. Past generations were brought up learning a lot of these things, work that was just part of living out each day for them. Too often these days, we think we’ve outgrown and don’t need these skills any longer. Let’s not let these skills pass us by, let us learn and pass them on to the next generation. Let us live a life that is focused on the work of our hands: simple, honest skills and knowledge for living each day together and serving one another. Preserving the past, for the future.

In each lesson, we’ll focus on learning a new skill. I pray that you will find these lessons informative and that they will bless you and your family. The class can be taught to your children or students, but you may find it the greater blessing to study the material together, either as a family or one parent with an eager student.

  • Making Natural Cleaners
  • Homemade, Natural Cleaners
  • Homemade Laundry Soap
  • Scrubbing Cleanser Recipe Card
  • Soft Scrub Recipe Card
  • Window Cleaner Recipe Card
  • All-Purpose Spray Recipe Card
  • Furniture Oil Recipe Card
  • Herbs, Essential Oils, and Homemade Cleaners
  • Dishwashing Liquid Recipe Card
  • Herbal Cleaning Vinegar Recipe Card
  • Mop Bucket Recipe Card
  • Scouring Powder Recipe Card
  • Homemade Clean and Healthy for the Body
  • Healing Salve-page one
  • Healing Salve-page two
  • Prepare Your Homestead for the Summer Season
  • May Outline and Checklist
  • Pantry Inventory Sheet
  • Welcoming Baby Chicks to Your Homestead
  • Dried Herbal Chicken Feed Recipe
  • Make Your Own Homemade Sunscreen
  • Prepare for Gardening
  • Sugar Scrub Recipe Card
  • Water Bath Canning
  • Canning 101: Home-Canned Strawberry Jam
  • Canning 101: Bing Cherries
  • Canning 101: Green Beans
  • From Scratch: Homemade Granola
  • The Homemade Homestead Rocket Stove
  • Life’s Emergencies Kit for Summer
  • Homemade Ketchup
  • Preserving the Bounty Canning Apricots
  • Preserving the Versatile Onion
  • Be Prepared: The Basics
  • Chicken Coop Tutorial Part One
  • Chicken Coop Tutorial Part Two
  • Chicken Inspections
  • Build Your Own Bug-Out Bag
  • Animals on the Homestead: Dogs
  • Animals on the Homestead: Feeding Dogs
  • Animals on the Homestead: Goats
  • Animals on the Homestead: Rabbits
  • Animals on the Homestead: Feeding Rabbits
  • Animals on the Homestead: Sheep Fiber Animals
  • Animals on the Homestead: Snakes
  • Make Your Own Dry Mixes
  • Making Pumpkin Puree
  • Pumpkin Puree Photos
  • DIY Knife Sharpening

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