Do you ever worry about the security of your home? Issues with security can impact various things from the value of your property for potential buyers to the safety of your family when they are inside the house. One of the easiest ways to have issues with security is to let your home fall into […]
If you have some land to your name, you already know it’s quite a big investment to keep it healthy during the changing seasons. If you are a homesteader and own some land, there are a few ways of making use of your land you may not have thought about. Even just having a garden […]
Backyard chickens have become increasingly popular for both homesteaders and urban hobby farmers. They provide eggs, meat, bug control, and are simply just fun to watch! They are tiny dinosaurs with wings! However, organic poultry crumbles can sell for as much as $25 per 50 lb bag. And at 1/3 to 1/4 lb per chicken […]
As we were building a Homestead here, down south in Portugal, I discovered that this process runs in phases. Since we are on a mountain ridge where many people are starting their own place for sustainable living, we could talk to a lot of people about building up their site. It seems that nearly everybody […]
One of my reasons for homesteading was to simplify, slow down, and make the things I did more meaningful and grounded; I wanted an authentic life. Being ‘authentic’ for me, meant I didn’t want to be part of the rampant culture of excess and consumerism. Money is security, money is important so it should be […]
It is easy to rely on the land around you to grow food and help sustain your family in a rural area. However, a sudden move to the city, especially in a small apartment or rental can cause you to look for urban alternatives for your homesteading methods.