Homesteading

058: Smart Homesteaders Pay Attention…and Prepare Accordingly

058: Smart Homesteaders Pay Attention…and Prepare Accordingly

To be an efficient homesteader, it’s important to pay attention to what’s going on around you…and then prepare accordingly. But what exactly should you be paying attention to? What should you ignore? And how do you use that information to prepare accordingly? That’s what I’m […]

Chicken Butchering Set Up: 7 Things You Need

Chicken Butchering Set Up: 7 Things You Need

Chicken butchering day is quite an event here at Clucky Dickens Farm. When we butcher, it’s usually no less than 50 birds at a time. I’d like to share with you the open air chicken butchering set up that we’ve come to use after several […]

055: Smart Homesteaders Fix the Problem

055: Smart Homesteaders Fix the Problem

To be a successful homesteader, you also need to be a fixer. But I’m not just referring to hands-on fixing, I’m also talking about the ability to move past just complaining towards taking action on the issues we’re dealing with. And believe me—there’s a reason […]

The Handwritten Letter: 4 Reasons We Need to Bring it Back

The Handwritten Letter: 4 Reasons We Need to Bring it Back

Someone give me a pen and a paper. I’m gonna sit down and write a handwritten letter. (Well, I mean, after I finish this blog post.) (Don’t want to read all the words? This blog post is also a podcast—just press the triangle play button […]

Screwing up the simple life

Screwing up the simple life

Working around the homestead gives you a lot of time to think about the simple life. And in my deep thoughts ’round the farm, I’ve realized that modern homesteaders have created a bit of a problem. See, we’ve monetized the concept of simplicity. You guys, […]

Best animals for a new homesteader

Best animals for a new homesteader

Folks who are interested in homesteading often ask me what animal(s) they should start with on their homestead. Should they get chickens? Ducks? Goats? Quail? Rabbits? A milk cow? What are the best animals for a new homesteader? Help me, Amy! I don’t know what […]

Dear homesteaders and preppers: get real

Dear homesteaders and preppers: get real

In the spirit of both honesty and self-improvement, I’ve got a little something today not only for homesteaders, but for those of you who lean more towards prepping as well. (Don’t want to read all the words? This blog post is also a podcast—just press […]

Old Fashioned Weather Prediction Tips

Old Fashioned Weather Prediction Tips

Old fashioned weather prediction tips have always interested me. As a little kid, I realized I could predict a soon-to-come severe thunderstorm by watching for a certain flip of the leaves on our oak trees. Now I’m all grown up and live on a farm. […]

Learn homesteading skills: my favorite blogs, podcasts, and channels

Learn homesteading skills: my favorite blogs, podcasts, and channels

Whether you’re looking to brush up on old homesteading skills or delve into a completely new adventure on your homestead, modern technology gives us so many options for how to increase our homesteading knowledge. In fact, I sometimes think we have so much homesteading information […]

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 living. […]