Category Archives: Winter

Strange Winter Tricks My Ancestors Used To Stay Warm

When winter rolls around, most of us simply curl up in front of the wood stove or fireplace, or even turn on our electric blankets, but what would you do if those things were suddenly gone? If the worst-case scenario occurred, would you know the ways that our ancestors stayed warm during winter? During those times, we might not be able to have a fireplace or a cozy home to sit out the winter months. So this might b

Prepping For Winter: Essential Stuff That Homesteaders Often Forget

Getting ready for winter when you live in the city is one thing, but winter readiness on the homestead is another matter. Not only are there more needs to fulfill and a wider variety of possible emergencies to consider, but there is often more distance to travel for goods and services. Out on the homestead, you need to up your game. You don’t want to wait until a blizzard is bearing down on your homestead to make

Your Great-Grandparents Didn’t Celebrate Christmas Like You Do

As we enjoy the Christmas season, many people are thinking about tradition. For us here in America, Christmas has become a time of family traditions, where we look back to a simpler time and rekindle memories of our youth and imagined memories of our grandparents’ youth, as well. But the traditions we think of as “old traditions” aren’t as old as we like to think. The Christmas celebration, as we know it, i