Homesteading isn’t easy, and in all honesty, there are loads of different things that can go wrong. However, there are a couple of issues that are major barriers for just about everyone who wants to be a homesteader, no matter what size their homestead is. Most of us wouldn’t mind a bit more money, but […]
This picture of my uncle is probably my favourite photo of all time; it evokes such a feeling of joy and childhood nostalgia. My mom recently sent me a bunch of old photos from their homesteading days, and it has me reflecting on where my desire to live simply comes from, and whether someone who […]
There is something so precious and peaceful about a slowly started and peaceful morning. Can you relate to this? I hope so, but my fear is that the majority of the population today starts their morning with such a frenzy – the alarm blares, you quickly spring from bed, with lightning speed either dress or […]
In my endeavour to go plastic free (which we are failing at terribly but are trying!) there are 10 essential bathroom items that I have simply stopped buying. Reducing waste in the bathroom is one of the hardest things to do. These are not totally zero waste options, but they have significantly less waste than […]
I’ve always loved my broom much more than my vacuum cleaner. For a while, I even got rid of our vacuum cleaner and rugs because I hated vacuuming so much! Luckily we have hardwood floors. My broom has it’s own special hook in the kitchen. Plus, it’s a hand-made broom with a carved and polished […]
There are many ways to keep and sustain a waste-free homestead. From reusing materials for multi purposes to investing in biodegradable products, there are always ways to save on waste.