We are starting our second year of selling at our local farmer’s market and last year we learned a hard lesson about how time consuming it is to get ready each week. This year we came up with a solution that we are sure will help us tremendously.
Being self-reliant means many things to many people. Usually, a self-reliant lifestyle is associated with some degree of homesteading, living off the land-perhaps even off the grid and providing for yourself and your family with nothing but the skill and strength of your own two hands. It means being prepared to survive and care for […]
Seed Saving is a fun past time and great for becoming self reliant in the garden. Learning to save seeds from your bean, pea and legume plants is incredibly easy and the perfect plant to start!
There is typically a rhythm to the tasks of running a home/homestead. This year has been a little out of kilter. We are getting it done, but Wowza! all at once. If you feel like you are the only one trying to keep up with several big projects at once, hop on over and see […]
Have you been dreaming of living more self-sufficient? Maybe your dream is to leave the rat-race behind and learn how to be more responsible for your own the well-being? If so, I am here to tell you it is possible to achieve your dreams! There’s no particular guide I can give you to become more […]
Now that we have found our new property, it’s time to clear the road, pick the homestead spot and lay out where the house, gardens and orchard will be located. Here is how we set about doing that plus tips on utilizing the natural resources on the property.