Homesteading

When You Get The Life You Wanted

When You Get The Life You Wanted

I wake up sore from spending the previous day weeding and harvesting, cleaning stalls, moving hay, hauling water, shifting bags of feed, jumping fence. But it is a good sore. I pull out a cast iron pan and fry an egg from my coop in […]

Make Your Own Bacon: Pig to Plate in 5 Steps

Make Your Own Bacon: Pig to Plate in 5 Steps

If you’re like me, you know that bacon is the stuff that dreams are made of. I really believe that through the power of bacon, we can make the world a better place. With that in mind, I’m gonna show you how to make bacon […]

Keep Warm Without Turning up The Heat

Keep Warm Without Turning up The Heat

As a Minnesota farm(ish) girl, I’m well versed in the art of keeping 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 to extra […]

3 Frugal Living Tips That Have Nothing To Do With Money

3 Frugal Living Tips That Have Nothing To Do With Money

  When stepping on to the pathway of frugality, there are a lot of tips tossed around that deal specifically with saving money and being more thrifty. But I think there are a few big things we often forget about regarding the topic of frugal […]

Why Homestead Veterans Need Homestead Newbies

Why Homestead Veterans Need Homestead Newbies

Homesteading veterans are pretty awesome, right? They know stuff. They’ve got experience. They’ve been around the block more than a few times and they’ve done things. They don’t necessarily need to read all the books and blog posts because they have a lot of first […]

Good Year, Bad Year: Balance on the Farm

Good Year, Bad Year: Balance on the Farm

Our gardens are the best they’ve ever been this year. No kidding. Virtually weed free and so productive. This year is the first year that my hustle isn’t to keep up with weeding, but instead to get the amazing bounty into the house and processed […]

Why We Are Homesteaders: 28 Reasons

Why We Are Homesteaders: 28 Reasons

Why do folks get into homesteading? What is it about the homesteading life that attracts people to it? I asked 28 friends what their reason was for homesteading, and their answers were as varied as the homesteads they live on. To live a simple, more […]

Why You Should Sit With Your Chickens

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, […]

How To Behave on Social Media

How To Behave on Social Media

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. It’s a big wide world out there with lots of things going on. Occasionally my social media newsfeeds […]

We Always End Up Just Where We Belong

We Always End Up Just Where We Belong

If you would have asked me in school if I thought I’d grow up to be a farmgirl, I would have said you were nuts. I spent my youth performing on stage, singing and acting. My plan was to go to college and get a […]