One of my favorite go-to books is The Complete Tightwad Gazette. I never get tired of reading through the pages and pages of frugal living ideas. Even though the edition I have is over 15 years old, most of Amy Dacyczyn’s tips still apply, and I am always looking for ways I can incorporate her […]
If you have chickens you probably dispose of a lot of eggshells. I know I was throwing out dozens and dozens a week until I started looking for ways to reuse them. Luckily there are a lot of ways to reuse eggshells. The shell of an egg is made of calcium, so they make a […]
Did you know there are a lot of items people throw in the garbage that can serve more than their original, intended purpose? A lot of food scraps, packaging and old or damaged items can have a new life, if you just think outside of the box! In this article, I talk all about some […]
How many feed bags do you have laying around? At any given time I probably have about a dozen. I get feed from 2 different places so I have 3 different types of bags. The chickens eat at least 3 bags of feed a week so I always have a fresh supply, which brings me […]
As a homesteader are you ever wondering what you can do with all the natural resources on your farm? Do you butcher your own livestock? This article covers what you can do with the raw materials that come along with butchering livestock or deer. Learn all the things you can do with carcasses that are […]
Do you have an old barn that’s beyond repair? Ever wonder how in the world you could purposefully use that old barn wood around the farm? Read this post to learn of practical ways we’ve used old barn wood around our homestead.