Eating organic is NOT a luxury. There, I said it. I have some pretty strong feelings on this subject so please, hear me out. I want to preface by saying that I am not judging or looking down on people who don’t choose to eat organic. I’m a huge proponent of informed decisions and educating […]
We love to grow green beans! They’re are a staple in our garden and our pantry. They are easy to grow, harvest, and preserve. Can’t beat that! I love having my pantry shelves lined with foods that we’ve grown and canned. It’s just so rewarding to feed my family a meal that we’ve been a […]
Many people start their homestead with a flock of chickens and I think that’s a great way to jump into it. The first that has to happen is choosing a chicken breed (or breeds) to raise. That seems like a simple enough task but there are some considerations to make when choosing a chicken breed. […]
Goats make a great addition to any homestead. They offer so much from companionship, to soaps and lotions, to nutritious dairy products for your family. Like adding anything to the homestead, there’s much to learn and prepare before hand. As I always do, I took to the internet, books, and talking to experts on what […]
When you are living on a one income tight budget, you learn to be frugal with your money. Especially when you have a large family. Over the years, we’ve learned how to cut costs and save money in several different ways. Sometimes, saving is just practical ways to cut corners and other times, you have […]
Homegrown tomatoes of any sort beat store bought hands down. If you want to ramp up the flavor, texture, and appearance, heirloom tomatoes are the way to go. Add that to the sustainability of seed saving factor and they are nothing but a huge win in my eyes.