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Homesteading Mom

Homesteading Mom is run by Cat Ellis, an herbalist, prepper and aspiring homesteader. Cat is the author of two books, Prepper's Natural Medicine and Prepping for a Pandemic. Cat Ellis also blogs at KetoCat.com, HerbalPrepper.com, and TheOrganicPrepper.com.


How to Make Chicken Stock

By Homesteading Mom / June 21, 2014

How to Make Chicken Stock in a Crockpot Making chicken stock is one of those basic kitchen skills everyone needs to have. Little else is as soothing to a cold, flu, or upset stomach. It is the base for many comfort foods like chicken soup, Portuguese kale soup, chicken pot pie, and so many more. […]


Recipe: Upside-Down Roast Chicken

By Homesteading Mom / June 18, 2014

Every week, I make a roast chicken for our family. This one chicken goes on to feed us another meal plus provides lots of healthy chicken stock. I’ve posted on the benefits of bone broth here. My next post will cover how to make chicken stock (bone broth). My first step in that process, however, […]


Book Review: Duck Tape 911

By Homesteading Mom / June 4, 2014

I posted this book review on my other site,  www.HerbalPrepper.com, and thought you all would appreciate what this book has to offer. So, it turns out that duct tape really CAN fix everything! Duct Tape 911 is a must have book for your first aid/medical preparedness library. It is also a smart addition to your […]


Fluoride: One of Many Reasons I Use A Berkey Filter

By Homesteading Mom / May 27, 2014

I have no idea why we are still consuming this poison. In 2012, a Harvard study demonstrated that flouride consumption was associated with lower IQs in children. The study was a review of little-publicized studies from China, where fluoride naturally occurs in higher concentrations in the groundwater. Specifically, the study says, “The researchers conducted a […]

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