Here in rural Southeast Alaska, most people who live outside city limits have water catch systems. They are extremely common and when it comes to living off the grid, are absolutely necessary. Drilling a well isn’t really an option here. Our friends over at Freedom Point share the story of getting a water catch system […]
With an emphasis on more local foods, the agricultural methods of Market Gardening and Truck Farming are experiencing a resurgance in our society. These smaller scale farm models are vital to the importance of our local food systems. Learn what they are and how you can support them.
Tight on cash, but have plenty of eggs, homemade food, perennial plants, or a particular labor skill? You can usually BARTER for most items you need!
We don’t fit the traditional mold of homesteaders. We rent an apartment, live about 3 miles from the ‘city,’ and don’t have chickens or goats. Does that make us less than a ‘real’ homesteader? Absolutely not! Homesteading in our modern world doesn’t mean the same thing it did when people went West to build a […]
Over the last 3 years, I have learned how to water bath can, pressure can meats and veggies, dehydrate, smoke, and store food. All of these preservation methods are must-have skills (in my opinion) for those who want to be as self-reliant as they can be. If you are growing a food source garden, you […]
Have you ever wondered why people start homesteading and farming? Here is a post that explains why Jen started to grow/raise her own food. She talks about how she feels that America is failing when it comes to their food system which prompted her family to start farming.