Have you ever started daydreaming about a better future for yourself? When you are a homesteader, you are constantly thinking about your long-term goals. Planning for the future goes hand in hand with creating a sustainable lifestyle. Homesteaders spend their days doing activities like preserving food, raising animals and creating lasting relationships with the community. […]
We do quite a bit of food preservation around here. I was in constant need of more pantry space, having to rearrange with each harvest or batch processed. When Mr. LB suggested that we burn the scrap lumber (after I picked my jaw up off the floor) I put those boards to good use. Take […]
There is a growing movement of people choosing to raise their rabbits in a colony setting. A rabbit colony is simply group housing for rabbits. You may keep lots of rabbits together in one house, or choose to just keep them in bonded pairs or small groups. Raising Meat Rabbits in a Colony is growing […]
It doesn’t happen quickly, and it certainly doesn’t happen in the span of a half-hour TV program. It has taken a couple years to actually go through everything in our house and shop. Life doesn’t stand still so we can declutter; it keeps on throwing things & situations in the way. The process can stir […]
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 […]
We have wood heat for winter. While looking for something else in the “Free” advertisements, we stumbled upon this jackpot. Take a look at what else we’ll be using it for.