Can you really live off the land without conventional employment? You sure can, you just have to think outside the box! Here are 18 tips to change your outlook.
Do you want to grow your own food, but live in an apartment? Would you like to become more self sufficient, but don’t have the space for a large garden? In this post I share ways to practice self-sufficiency while living in small spaces.
Self Sustaining Living on our farm means I try to reduce the amount of waste that the farm sends to the landfill. It’s not always easy and I try to think creatively in order to reduce the waste. Every week our chicken coop residents eat through two fifty pound bags of feed. Every week that […]
In 2014 we went grocery shopping 4 times. In 2015 we were able to cut it back to just twice. When most people hear this they have one of two reactions. They are either shocked that we shop at all, or they just think we buy everything in two shopping trips. The truth is, even […]
At any given time, the State of Alaska has enough food in it’s borders to last it’s residents five to seven days.One week at the most. That’s not much. According to the Port of Anchorage Alaska’s website, “An estimated 90% of the merchandise goods for 85% of Alaska’s populated areas pass through our facilities. This […]
I want to be a “homestead wife”, a Proverbs 31 wife, and this loaf of bread is my first step. By next summer, we’ll have a new greenhouse and huge garden. Thanks to a few days of dip netting in-between renovations, our big freezer is already full of fresh, Alaskan salmon and due to hunting […]