Think you can’t have a homestead without a garden? Think again! If you don’t have a garden, don’t despair. There are a lifetime of skills to learn. Here are 80 productive skills to start your path to homesteading without a garden.
The other night I was thinking about the homesteading skills I learned from my grandmothers. They were very different women, each with their own skill set. Neither of these women were homesteaders really but they had vintage skills to share with me…sadly, at the time, I wasn’t very interested in learning them. But it got […]
After reading a plea for assistance, I discovered that not everyone knows some of the most basic homestead (or homemaking) skills. It doesn’t matter whether you want to mend a canvas tarp or a silk scarf. Here is a tutorial for a very basic hand-sewing stitch that can be useful in a variety of circumstances. […]
After many years of wanting to learn, a couple years with the loom stored, and several months with it in the house searching for a teacher, I was finally able to weave on the floor loom. In hopes of continued learning and many fabulous future projects, have a look at what the first project entails […]
One of the best things we can do as homesteaders is to find opportunities to both expand our own skill sets and share our knowledge and experience with others. Homesteaders should never stop learning and teaching! By doing so we help ourselves and others in the homesteading community. Here are my thoughts on why it’s […]
No matter if you homestead in an apartment complex with boxes out the window, on your tiny balcony, and down the stairs or if you have a 20 acre spread, there are just certain skills every homesteader should know! It’s not what you think, either. These skills are from within.