Did you know you can grow your own silk from your own silkworms? Well you can! Add silkworms to your backyard farm as a source of income, a child’s science project, or anything in between. Silkworms eat mulberry leaves, and they do not leave their food source. They can be reared in open boxes with […]
Can you be a homesteader even when you live in the city? Well truthfully, you may be one already. Sometimes we have trouble giving ourselves credit for the things we do. I know I have a bad habit of minimizing the things I accomplish and instead focusing on the things I have yet to do. […]
Do you ever feel discouraged? Maybe you feel there isn’t any point in trying because it’s all just too much! It’s too big, and you can do so little? Why should you even start when think you will fail? You know you should try your best, it’s still so hard to get moving sometimes!
I’ve always been slightly (okay, a LOT) envious of those people who seem to have a green thumb. All they have to do is look at a plant and it thrives. You know, those people with giant vegetable gardens and beautiful flowers gracing their front yards. The ones who could probably plant an orchid in […]
I’ve always loved my broom much more than my vacuum cleaner. For a while, I even got rid of our vacuum cleaner and rugs because I hated vacuuming so much! Luckily we have hardwood floors. My broom has it’s own special hook in the kitchen. Plus, it’s a hand-made broom with a carved and polished […]
It’s a chicken–no, it’s a turkey–wait…it’s a guinea fowl! Guinea fowl are among the most misunderstood of all the birds you might own on your homestead. They have received a bad rap over the years, namely for their noisy nature and tendency to wander, but they also host a considerable amount of benefits for the […]