When we moved here to Missouri, we never dreamt that it would be as difficult as it was to get the homestead we had purchased up and running. Don’t get me wrong, we knew it was going to take time, effort, energy, resources, optimism, patience, and a whole heck of a lot of faith. Did […]
When we moved to Canada’s subarctic boreal forest, I knew very little about foraging for medicinal plants and food. First of all, I didn’t know anything about harvesting, preserving, or preparing northern plants and berries. Instead, I was overwhelmed by learning about regular gardening in a harsh environment. As a result, I overlooked the great […]
If you’re planning to move off the grid, chances are you’re probably working on a tight budget. And you may have even researched off grid costs like the price of an off-grid solar system, generator, and battery bank. I did. As a former banker, I love numbers, especially when it comes to money. So I […]
Sled Dog Slow’s homestead goals for 2019! We’ve expanded, removed, and added to our 2018 goals since we spent the year out of state. In keeping with the trend since I started this blog, I wanted to lay out our goals for the homestead over the next year. Even though we spent most of this […]
Are you thinking about homeschooling your kids while homesteading? If so, there’s something you should know. Homeschooling and homesteading is hard work. Yet, like most families who homestead and homeschool will tell you, it’s incredibly rewarding. When you make a point of including your children in your homesteading activities, they learn important lessons they wouldn’t […]
Are you interested in buying a generator for home use? When you live off the grid, a reliable generator can be a valuable asset. But before investing your hard-earned money, do your research. And keep these ten things in mind whether you’re hoping to buy a generator online or in person.