How to make a Homemade Christmas Planter

How to make a Homemade Christmas Planter

Making your own homemade Christmas planter is easy and saves money. Let me show you how we make ours every year!

170: Know Your Neighbors

170: Know Your Neighbors

Thoughts today on why it’s important to know your neighbors and build an in person community — and how the internet has made that entire process more complicated (and not for reasons you think.)

168: Many hands make light work

168: Many hands make light work

See, the thing that always gets me is this: in a world where everyone is busy, where everyone has so much to do, people took time out of their busy lives to help us with ours.

167: My (rational) approach for how to start prepping

167: My (rational) approach for how to start prepping

Don’t let the concept of prepping freak you out. Prepping is just keeping extra supplies on hand. That’s all it is.

166: The SHTF Thing We’re Not Talking About

166: The SHTF Thing We’re Not Talking About

Before you get too excited about how you’ll take on an apocalyptic collapse of society like a boss, let’s be honest. When put in a situation you’ve never actually been in before, you don’t know *how* you or anyone else will react to or deal with that situation. People both excel and struggle differently—and that is magnified when dealing with stress.

165: Put Your Ego Away

165: Put Your Ego Away

Okay, I’m going to say it. Ego is a problem in some homesteading and prepping communities and it needs to stop.

164: Build an In-Person Community

164: Build an In-Person Community

Online communities are great, but we need to remember the importance of in person, local communities. Let’s bring them back!

163: 9 Tips for Taking Care of the Homestead When You’re Sick

163: 9 Tips for Taking Care of the Homestead When You’re Sick

There are no sick days on a farm, so how do you deal with homestead work when you can barely get out of bed?

159: The Truth about Growing Your Own Food

159: The Truth about Growing Your Own Food

Honest talk about growing and raising your own food, as well as a caution to the homesteading community about pride.

157: Stages of Homesteading

157: Stages of Homesteading

Stages of life affect stages of homesteading and we sometimes forget to think about that as we look into the future—at least I know I have. This has been on my mind a lot lately as we have reached a point at our house where