Like so many people, we wanted to free range our chickens. Happy chickens, healthy eggs! The local foxes loved that idea as well. Most of the year, we now keep our chickens on rotating pastures with the help of electric netting. Not only does it keep them from getting out – it also prevents predators […]
Most homesteaders are awesome project managers – but even then, sometimes there are more chores and plans than there are hours in a day. We learned this as we were setting up our own homestead… And that’s also when we heard of an amazing way to get help: work exchange volunteers. Many websites allow you […]
Contrary to popular belief, living off the grid doesn’t mean we have to make do without electricity or running water, hide away from the world or have gone back in time. To us, living off the grid means living a pretty comfortable and rather self-sufficient life. We don’t get any bills for water or electricity, […]
Calendula is not only a pretty little flower; it’s also quite hardy and will resurface each spring. However, I don’t grow calendula just because it’s pretty; it has many different uses.
This super easy no-knead bread changed my life. Not only is it very yummie (it’s a huge hit with our bed & breakfast guests), it’s also extremely easy to make. It takes me five minutes at night to prepare and mix up; most of that time goes into deciding what flour I’m going to use […]
Who ever thought of the term “simple living” to describe our way of life? Simple living is all about living consciously, aiming for self-sufficiency, re-discovering the “old ways”, taking responsibility for your own happiness, and making more time for what’s really important in life. I can tell you (from experience) simple living is not simple […]