Homesteading

10 People Who Will Struggle with Homesteading

10 People Who Will Struggle with Homesteading

I wouldn’t give up my life as a homesteader for anything. It’s an amazing way to live a life, but it hasn’t been easy. The struggle with homesteading can be very real. In fact, looking back on our journey, I would say there are certain […]

Gratitude: Why You Should Sit With Your Chickens

Gratitude: Why You Should Sit With Your Chickens

Back when I was brand new to chicken keeping, my flock was the most entertaining and inspiring thing I’d ever invested in. I devoted way more time than I should probably admit to watching them, discussing them, researching them, sitting with them, talking to them, […]

Should You Raise Animals for a Friend? Things to Consider…

Should You Raise Animals for a Friend? Things to Consider…

If you’re a homesteader with a coop, barn, or room to roam in the country, you’ve probably been asked to raise animals for a friend at one time or another. The question usually sounds something like this: “You’ve got some space. Can I just put […]

How to Butcher a Chicken

How to Butcher a Chicken

While it was easy for me to write a post on how to butcher a pig and how to separate the many different cuts of pork, I’ve slacked on writing a post about how to butcher a chicken. A chicken is significantly smaller than a pig […]

“Doesn’t butchering animals bother you?” Here’s my answer…

“Doesn’t butchering animals bother you?” Here’s my answer…

Because I’m a gal who writes and talks about butchering, I’m often asked, “Doesn’t butchering animals bother you?” The conversation usually goes something like this. Someone: You seem to really love and care for your animals. Me: I do. Someone: And you can still…butcher them? […]

5 Common Homesteading Mistakes to Avoid

5 Common Homesteading Mistakes to Avoid

Raising chickens. Growing vegetables. Baking bread. Becoming a homesteader is a huge step into a great adventure, but before you get started, let’s look at five common homesteading mistakes that folks make when they first start out on the journey. Hopefully this information can help […]

How to Keep Warm Without Turning up The Heat

How to Keep Warm Without Turning up The Heat

As a Minnesota farm(ish) girl, I’m well versed in the art of how to keep warm. When fall rolls around, it’s time to button up and start the unavoidable descent into colder weather. I mean, we all know winter is coming… Cold temperatures can lead […]

The Homesteader Diet: 3 Super Simple Steps

The Homesteader Diet: 3 Super Simple Steps

Let’s talk about healthy eating for a second, shall we? Because even as homesteaders, we sometimes need to be reminded how to eat like a homesteader. (Or maybe it’s just me who gets caught up in convenience and ignores the fact I’m basically living in […]

How to Convince Your Spouse to Homestead

How to Convince Your Spouse to Homestead

It’s a question I get a couple times a month from blog readers, newsletter subscribers, or Facebook followers: I want to homestead, but my spouse doesn’t want to. How do I convince them? Now, I’m not a marriage counselor. But there are a few things that […]

5 Ways to Homestead Like Great-Grandma Did

5 Ways to Homestead Like Great-Grandma Did

Sure, it’s never going to be the “old days” again, but we can use some of great-grandma’s timeless advice to help out with our modern day homesteading adventures. Here are 5 ways I think we can still homestead like great-grandma once did. (Don’t want to […]