Are you thinking of moving off the grid or homesteading? Or maybe homesteading while you’re off the grid? If so, you probably know by now that reliable information is hard to come by – especially if you’re a beginner. Solar panels, heating with wood, battery banks and generators – it’s hard to find information that’s […]
Regular pasture walks are an important part of maintaining your property. What do you need to be looking at, and looking for, while walking through your pastures and along your property lines? Here’s the why, and the how, and a reminder to enjoy it!
Each year I think of the past year and wonder if we accomplished what we needed to and if we could have done more. I wonder if the costs of the feed and the care of the animals equaled to the amount of resources gleaned from our homestead. I have written a homestead goal before […]
The homestead land was purchased and has become truly our own. It’s a densely wooded acreage with some overgrown pasture. Being limited on funds, we decided to roll up our sleeves and do it ourselves. This is our article on how we got started clearing a piece of it be able to work and plan […]
As winter begins to draw to a close, our thoughts shift to spring and the new possibilities for our homestead. The seed and poultry magazines are beginning to arrive in our mailboxes, and farm stores are starting to sound with the familiar chirp of chicks. Since spring is a time of new beginning, there is […]
Have you ever started daydreaming about a better future for yourself? When you are a homesteader, you are constantly thinking about your long-term goals. Planning for the future goes hand in hand with creating a sustainable lifestyle. Homesteaders spend their days doing activities like preserving food, raising animals and creating lasting relationships with the community. […]