Homesteading

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 […]

Social Media Etiquette: Tips from a Farm(ish) Girl

Social Media Etiquette: Tips from a Farm(ish) Girl

The great thing about social media is that it gives us an opportunity to talk. Which, oddly enough, also happens to be the trouble with social media. Friends, let’s talk about how a farm(ish) girl approaches social media etiquette. (Don’t want to read all the […]

Homesteading Challenges: The 3 Biggest You’ll Face

Homesteading Challenges: The 3 Biggest You’ll Face

Life as a homesteader is awesome and rewarding and I wouldn’t want to live any other way, but let’s have an honest conversation about the biggest homesteading challenges you will face when you  decide to live this life. Here are the three most common… (Don’t […]

Homesteading Questions: There Are No Dumb Ones

Homesteading Questions: There Are No Dumb Ones

When we decide to jump into the homesteading life, it makes a lot of sense that we would have a lot of homesteading questions. A. lot. It’s important for all of us to realize that a) questions are great and b) there aren’t any dumb […]

Death: It’s Part of Life on the Homestead

Death: It’s Part of Life on the Homestead

Death. It’s that very real part of homesteading that no one really likes to talk about much. Dealing with animal death on the homestead is a touchy subject, but it’s one that really can’t be ignored. If you have animals on your homestead, you will, at […]

The Simple Life: Don’t Be Its Slave

The Simple Life: Don’t Be Its Slave

I love the simple life. I bet you do, too. But here’s the thing—no matter what you or I do, our “simple lives” aren’t ever going to be the simple lives of 100ish years ago. Want to take a guess at why? (Don’t want to […]