For four weeks on a row we were working our heads off. Trying to harvest all our fruit, make cheese, getting the fruit processed, cleaning the house, laundry, dishes it needs to be finished. There was too much work on our homestead. The work goes on and on, endless. I never imagined that running a […]
November marks the one-year anniversary of our family moving into our brand-new farmhouse! And what a year it’s been! Today I’m looking back and talking a little bit about what I like best and least about living in the country, and the things I’ve learned since becoming a homesteader and fledgling farm-woman.
Homesteading is a way of life many people are choosing to adopt these days. It’s the idea of being self-sufficient, living out in the countryside, and having your own farm. As you can imagine, making the leap from traditional urban life to homesteading is a pretty dramatic change. Your life will flip upside down, and […]
There is an easy way to prevent homesteading burnout – get away for a while! Even if you have the most elaborate homestead, you can (and should!!) vacation to prevent homesteading fatigue. I say all of this to remind you that running a farm is hard work. Read on to see how I manage to […]
If you are on a quest to achieve self-sufficiency, it can be like a never-ending cycle of learning. You are always looking for ways to become more self-sufficient. And, it is surprising where you can find your inspiration. In this blog post, we are going to take a look at some of the homesteading lessons […]
Water can be a big issue in the winter time. Last fall we installed heated automatic watering troughs. What a difference this made for me and the time it takes me to do chores. (It also helped cut down chore time in the summer). A little preparation in the fall can help create an easier […]