When I tell people that my husband Pete and I have bought a 258 acre property and we want to raise cattle and grow our own food, they often ask if I come from a farming background. When I tell them that I’m from the city, they assume that my husband must be from a […]
Three and a half years ago, a 20-something father of two, with an expectant wife, answered a phone call. It was HR, following up: he was offered a job out of state. Fast forward three and half years, and he’s built an orchard and a half-acre garden zone, rescued and re-homed a donkey, learned to […]
If you’ve ever planted a standard, in-ground garden, you know it’s a fairly simple and straight-forward process. You don’t need any previous experience or expensive equipment to get started. With that said, if your space is limited, and a conventional garden isn’t possible, you could always grow a container garden. If you are just getting […]
I have a dream and it’s a big one. My dream is to live a simpler life where I do for myself and teach my children the values of taking care of themselves and the world we live in. Basically, I want to homestead. Starting a homesteading lifestyle when you live on slightly less than […]
The process of canning has been around since the 1800s when a French confectioner and brewer named Nicolas Appert found that food cooked inside a jar didn’t spoil unless the seals leaked. He developed a method of sealing food in glass jars, and the canning revolution began! Canning really hit its stride during major wars […]
Bees are often the forgotten or overlooked livestock–but they are a huge asset to any homestead or farm. Learn more about how to get started with your first hives!