There are nine strategies for self-sufficient living and the first is to be frugal. Being frugal allows you to get the things you want for your homestead. Being frugal does not mean being cheap! I never advocate being “cheap”. But, if there is something that you can save money on then do it. Here are […]
Welcome! What is Simple Saturdays Blog Hop? Simply put, it’s a link-up for each of us to share the various ways that we are learning to be more Self Reliant in our homes and on our land. This is all about building community, learning new skills and growing more self-sufficient! Every Saturday this Blog Hop […]
Taking a moment to study the existing environment before you start a new project can help with your sustainability efforts. Here are our thoughts on the important items to consider!
Raising a few chickens to supply your family with eggs is fun and easy. Even if you don’t live out in the country, you can easily raise chickens in a small backyard, and you can’t beat the flavor of fresh eggs.
We love turkey. For sausage, for burger, for the drumsticks, at Thanksgiving. And, if you have chickens already, adding in a turkey or two on the backyard homestead really isn’t that difficult.
“Wanna buy a pig?” It took a few more texts back and forth before I realized that he was asking me if I wanted to buy an actual, living pig. A cute baby pig. That we would raise specifically for the purpose of slaughtering and eating.