We are in the very first stages of breaking ground on our future homestead. Starting this phase in our lives is incredibly exciting and sometimes feels overwhelming. Follow us along the journey and help cheer us on! Knowing there are others out there who have been through the experiences helps an incredible amount
The method of building with earthbags offers an incredibly strong, safe and ecologically sound way to build structures in a vast array of sizes and shapes with the potential to last many times longer than typical construction methods. Earthbag construction has a lot to offer anyone who wants to put up very strong walls with […]
Making soap from our homekilled beef tallow has been a goal for a few years now. I didn’t like the idea of making soap using oils that I had to buy, it just didn’t fit with our aims for self-reliance. First I learnt to make a tallow and oil soap, and then I tried the […]
You don’t need acres upon acres to homestead. Sure it would be nice, but it’s not necessary. You can do a lot with less then an acre. Here’s what we’re planning for our 1/3 acre homestead.
What does it mean to live a life more sustainably in the context of homesteading? I believe the answer changes and shifts, evolves like we do as human beings and varies for each one of us depending on life circumstance and resources available.