Have you ever wished your neighbors were gardeners, craftspeople, farmers, ranchers, or other homesteaders that shared your dream? Me too! While it would be awesome if there were vibrant, connected, homestead communities with affordable land for all of us to join that’s just not the case. I realized one day that if I don’t bring […]
This week Jessica is answering the following questions: Do I make a stink about my neighbor’s new privacy fence or learn to work around it? How do I store wheat? What’s the best way to introduce new chickens to my flock? What are your top 5 fruits and veggies to grow? Things that are prolific […]
Keeping your neighbors happy is an important part of successful beekeeping, and that’s not always an easy task. Wasps have given honeybees a bad rap — and unfortunately for beekeepers, a good percentage of the population lump the two together into one nasty, stinging group. If you’re a budding apiarist, here are some simple tips […]
Someone harvested something from my yard without asking and they left a note on my front porch letting me know. Here is what I think about it.
For months we worked hard to keep Chocolate, our Angus cow, within our gates, and each time she played “Hulk” and busted through a section; getting into our garden, the food bin, going across the way to our neighbors. Many times we thought she was stolen, only call out her name and we could hear […]
Bartering is not a new concept – it’s been around for centuries. In the past, it was common to find neighbors bartering, to see ads in the paper offering skills in exchange for goods, or vice versa, but today, people are more wary of this beneficial way of living.