Homesteading

9 Lists You Need for Homestead Organization

9 Lists You Need for Homestead Organization

Organization is important on the homestead, and if you’re anything like me, it helps to write things down. Here are 9  lists I keep to help with my homestead organization  (Don’t want to read all the words? This blog post is also a podcast—just press […]

77: Because winter is hard (mental health for homesteaders)

77: Because winter is hard (mental health for homesteaders)

Winter is hard. It’s long. It’s dark and cold. I mean, at least where I live. Winter can be difficult as a homesteader, especially if you are north. There’s no dirt. There’s no grass. Everything is frozen. Nothing’s growing. And if you have animals, you’re […]

76: Starting Over on the Homestead

76: Starting Over on the Homestead

What happens when you need to make the decision to take a break from homesteading? What happens when you have to start over as a homesteader? Let’s look at some reasons you might consider starting over on the homestead, and why it might actually be […]

How to make homemade bacon

How to make homemade bacon

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 homemade […]

74: Use less stuff – how to do it, why it’s hard

74: Use less stuff – how to do it, why it’s hard

Want to use less stuff? Let’s dig into a different way to look at the issue: the actual reasons using too much stuff started, why it happens in areas of our life we’re not even aware of, and how that may be the key to […]

72: Homestead Goal Setting – The 3 Stages

72: Homestead Goal Setting – The 3 Stages

Making plans and setting goals for the homestead can be exciting, but also overwhelming. Let’s talk about how to work through three stages of homestead goal setting to help you most effectively plan your next year of homesteading awesomeness.  (Don’t want to read all the […]

71: Christmas Traditions – a celebration of ideas

71: Christmas Traditions – a celebration of ideas

Christmas traditions can be a very special part of the holiday season. However, since Christmas traditions are often specific to a family, we’re often unaware of the great things that families outside of our own are doing to celebrate the holidays. Today we’re talking about […]

70: Homesteading with kids can be tricky – do it anyway (with Teri Page)

70: Homesteading with kids can be tricky – do it anyway (with Teri Page)

I am frequently asked questions about homesteading with kids, especially little ones. My family came to homesteading later in life—my sons were turning 8 and 9 when we moved to the farm. So while I can answer some questions of the the ins and outs […]

069: The homesteader label – how it helps, how it doesn’t

069: The homesteader label – how it helps, how it doesn’t

You’re doing a few/some/all of the homesteady things, right? Then why does your aunt/brother/neighbor think you’re not doing enough? Let’s dig into how the homesteader label can help, how it can hurt, and how to respond if someone says you’re not really a homesteader. (Don’t […]

Homemade DIY Dog Toy: Frugal Fun

Homemade DIY Dog Toy: Frugal Fun

While there are many fun things for dogs to do on a farm—like roll in dead things, eat who knows what they just found, and get lost on actual rabbit trails—we do find that having some toys adds to the fun. But buying toys can […]