Finding joy in the journey can be challenging at times. I know there are many of you out there that struggle with this same problem. What is it that is so appealing about the end destination that makes us want to buckle down, and get so serious that we can’t enjoy the ride there? Homesteading […]
I love being a blogger for Homestead Bloggers Network. It is truly one of the pleasures of my day, writing and engaging with other fellow homesteaders on this bloggers network. I am also a freelance journalist. I encourage my fellow homesteaders to get a copy of the Jan/Feb addition of Countryside Magazine on store shelves […]
We hear the word bantied about. Homesteader, Modern Homesteader. Many have differing views on this meaning. Homesteading is working the land around the home. The word stead is key however. It means advantage, as in to stand one in good stead. Thus, to me homesteading means working the land associated with a home where there […]
Being a “prepper” seems to be an in vogue thing. However, at our ranch and farm that is not what we call ourselves. We think it is misleading. And, we think it is something that doesn’t get to the point of this entire effort to build sustainable lifestyles. This article takes a deeper dive into […]
So you’d like to take your farm off the grid. This article addresses how to approach this issue and develop the best strategy to effectively take your farm off the grid using renewable energy. This article breaks it down into seven easily understandable steps from a solar energy expert.
We are killing ourselves out there, working long hours to pay people for things we can – and should – do ourselves. Here are 10 reasons that will convince you to slow down and simplify.