Every homesteader is on a different journey. We each learn different things, and become good at different things and can help each other out with our strengths (that’s what community is for!). How many of these have you tried? How many have you mastered?
As we move through our days on the homestead, making a more sustainable life for ourselves, there are projects that are urgent and get done quickly like mending the fence or planting the garden. Then there are the projects that happen over the course of time and seem as natural as the sun rising and […]
Learning a variety of skills is fun and challenging. It keeps the brain active and thinking. I’ve recently been learning to pelt hides (actually only one so far.) In order to use all parts of the animal when butchering time rolls around this fall, I am beginning now, practicing on a raccoon that was trapped. […]
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 […]