Homesteading

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 […]

Overwhelmed Homesteader: It’s Okay to Scale Back

Overwhelmed Homesteader: It’s Okay to Scale Back

As a homesteader, it’s tempting to want to do all the things. How do I know this? Because homesteading is awesome, and I want to do all the things! Unfortunately, this is the perfect ingredient for becoming an overwhelmed homesteader. There is not one single […]

Why YOU are a Homestead Expert

Why YOU are a Homestead Expert

As a homesteader, it’s easy to get hung up on all the things we don’t know. We’re always looking for that other homesteader who knows more than us. Because of this, it can sometimes catch us off guard when someone wants our advice. Me? A […]

It’s Perfectly Okay If You Don’t Free Range Your Chickens

It’s Perfectly Okay If You Don’t Free Range Your Chickens

Friends, I’m going to be bold and give you my opinion about something chicken-ish. Ready? Here goes: I think it’s perfectly okay if you don’t free range your chickens. (Don’t want to read all the words? This blog post is also a podcast—just press the […]