What are some general characteristics of homesteaders? We like freedom. We like self sufficiency. We like privacy. We don’t like being told what to do. When it comes to technology, one must take great care if one is to choose products that meet the above criteria. Learn about free open source software and how it […]
Spring garden planning guide! Get a head start with your spring gardening with a selection of articles written to inspire, teach and spark creativity. Learn seed starting, the benefits of growing sunflowers in your vegetable garden, how to grow and use horseradish, planning your garden and much more!
Make your own VapoRub ointment and skip those petroleum based commercial products! This is an all natural remedy for soothing congestion, stuffy noses and other ailments. This all natural VapoRub Ointment is quick and easy to whip up.
The homestead lifestyle comes with a necessity to learn new skills; one must become a jack of all trades. Things like construction, animal husbandry, plumbing, welding, electrical, machinery repair and gardening all come with wide, deep learning requirements. The ability to learn quickly and efficiently is one that is important to develop, even moreso when […]
If you are looking for healthy but affordable food options or great tasting food that is sustainably grown, or just something new to add to your meal repertoire, you might want to consider the small yet mighty lentil. They are an incredibly versatile, affordable, nutrient rich food. Learn how to prepare lentils for perfect results […]
A chicken saddle is a simple to make and useful tool that every chicken keeper should have. This is a pattern for a quick and easy saddle that requires very little sewing. A saddle can help prevent loss of feathers from overly rambunctious roosters and can protect your hens from injury from pecking.