One thing I love about the homesteading lifestyle is how everything is a big circle. Each season is spent preparing for the next, looking forward to those seasonal tasks and planning for the future. While at times it may seem exhausting, as your work is never really done, it is so wonderful to reap the […]
Depending on where you live winter can be a trying time on the homestead, but with a little preparation we can weather the storm a little easier and make those long winter months safer and less stressful. Here are a few things you may need to do before it gets too bad outside.
For most homesteads, life revolves around the seasons. Spring is preparing for summer, summer is keeping up with the weeds, fall preparing for winter, and winter is spent dreaming of summer. Spring is fun and exciting planting seedlings and dreaming of the over-abundant harvest the garden will supply. Fall prepping always seems to be a […]
When winter temperatures start to drop, many chicken keepers worry about their flocks. It’s well known that poultry does better in cooler temperatures, but what about when they start to drop below zero? What can you do to keep your flock safe, comfortable, and happy? It’s a lot easier than you think! Chickens are surprisingly […]
Preparing my garden for the winter months is a task that I actually look forward to each year. It’s an opportunity for me to reflect upon the abundance of the harvest season, and yet also a chance to rest and renew my enthusiasm for next year’s garden (bigger and better!). As I put the garden […]
Winter is knocking on the door and homesteaders and farmers alike are rushing to prepare for the long cold and snowy months ahead. For beginning farmers and new homesteaders it can be difficult to know exactly what to do or how much to prepare–but here are tips and guidance to steer you in the right […]