Wait, what? Year 2…already?! Where did it go? Looking back of the second year of Homestead Dreamer, it went really fast but there sure was a lot that happened! I shared my best articles from Year 1 (with backstory about the site included) and figured it would be a good tradition to start – just […]
Homesteading is about reviving old skills, a lifestyle of self-sufficiency, joining others on the journey, sharing your knowledge to pass down for generations, turning away from a consumer culture and finding happiness with less. Many Homesteaders, rural and urban, practice: Agriculture, Food Preservation, Textile Production, Use Renewable Energy, Preserve Heirloom Vegetables, Raise Livestock and Bees, […]
When you’re trying your hardest to live a self-sufficient lifestyle, planning your herb garden can be tricky. What will you grow? Where will you put it? Where will you find the time? Here are some tips from a self-sufficient family who loves their herbs on how to get started.
I get told often “I would love to do what you do but I wouldn’t know where to start”. It does seem a bit overwhelming at first, but pick a goal and just start.
In this modern world of convenience and instant gratification, our kids are in desperate need of old fashioned skills! Not only for homesteading but to prepare them in uncertain times. Self-sufficiency isn’t just a buzzed word and vintage skills have never been more important.
The question has been raised recently about whether or not a community is necessary for homesteading. That is, do homesteaders require constant financial and physical assistance from those around them? This is a loaded question and I hope that I can give a good answer. The answer, after much thought is … Yes, but …. […]