When I was in college, I used to draw comics for Hourly Comic Day, a worldwide experiment where artists document their day through drawing a little panel for every hour they were awake. But now that I’m a homesteader, I thought it would be interesting to document what our typical day looks like, an hour […]
In this homestead-in-progress update, we get ready add two off-grid measures to our current, temporary living space–waste management, and heat! Though we haven’t yet built our sustainable home, we’re going to do everything we can in our current trailer to get it in better shape, off-the-grid as much as possible, and learning everything we can […]
Whether you like it or hate it, Money is a part of life for even the most self-reliant homesteader. Learning how to manage it, use it, and save it are important skills, and with this video, we share some of our favorite methods for not spending a lot while living on our homestead.
A huge project we tackled this summer was ripping out the rotting and falling-down fence that both circled and divided our land. But now we need a fence! Our solution is to go for the much more time-consuming, yet much older technique of growing a living hedge around our property, and we’re documenting it as […]
Is it just me,or is Pumpkin Spice EVERYTHING especially crazy this year? It seems that everywhere I look, there are products vying for my dollars with promises of that particular seasonal flavor. But I don’t need to wait for fall to enjoy that spicy-sweet blend…I can make it myself! Read on for some ideas of […]
Let’s be honest: finding things to be frustrated about on the homestead is NOT a hard task. It can be easy to focus on the sick chicken, broken fence, busted tractor, failing garden, or really, really headstrong goat and feel overwhelmed by the negative. However, there are just as many things that are beautiful as […]