It seems these days, no matter how off the grid or self-sufficient you are, you still need money. While the hubby and I still have full time jobs, we dream of the day that we will be more self-sufficient and be able to work for ourselves only. As a start, we do what we can […]
People often ask me why I store food and why do I talk about it so much. I think those are great questions! So here’s my answer.
So what does it really mean? Be a Producer not a Consumer? For us it means keeping life as simple as possible. It means living as close to the land and being as self-sufficient as we possibly can. It means knowing what we do today is building the foundation for our future, tomorrow. How did […]
We always try to save money during the first few months of the year. A few extra bills come in from holiday shopping and we try hard to keep them manageable. So, we have been living “low to the ground” over the last several weeks and it is so nice to be able to do that. We’ve […]
I’ve written before about how I have wanted a “homestead” for such a very, very long time–almost all of my life! Actually, if I go ALL the way back to when I was a little girl, looking at the mountains in front of our house at sunset, I remember thinking that I wanted to be […]
Just because you live in a cold climate doesn’t mean you have to eat from boxes and cans all year long. See how one zone 4 family eats fresh all year long and glean some tips to help you eat a little fresher too.