“Homesteading to me is a mind-set and a skill set. Developing homesteading skills does take time and effort. But more importantly, it’s important to develop a can-do attitude and to cultivate relationships that foster interdependence, even when we’re striving for self-sufficiency.” -Teri Our homesteading journey began in Oregon in 1999. After several months of living […]
Half the country is itching for the hunt. Mushroom hunt, that is! Morels are waiting to be found, but where? How do I find them? Whether you’re new to the hobby or you’re a veteran, here are some facts and tips about morels that you may not know!
Ever want to make pizzas or artisan bread in an earthen oven? With a fair amount of dirt, sweat, and some low-cost or free materials, you can craft this charming, electricity-free outdoor oven. Last year, my husband built us a handsome, highly-functional mud oven in our own backyard. It was quite the task, but one […]
“To me, homesteading involves a sense of connection to the simple ways – now I don’t mean “less work” when I say simple…it is usually the other way around! But there’s a pleasure that comes from simple work.” -Amber For her first three years of life, Amber lived with her parents in an old sharecroppers’ […]
“Homesteading to me means I am living a real and honest life that leaves me sore In the evening and grateful in the morning, taking joy in passing on lost and forgotten knowledge to my children so I can send them into the world with a hard work ethic and the skills to provide for […]
Last year I shared a series of posts about things we do here at Eight Acres to live a simple life, and I have one left to finish it off “using less resources”. Read them all from this post.