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?

162: Why it’s more important than ever to take care of yourself

162: Why it’s more important than ever to take care of yourself

Six reasons why it’s more important than ever to take care of yourself—hint: look at current events—and three ways to do it.

161: 5 Uncomfortable Points to Consider

161: 5 Uncomfortable Points to Consider

Wherein Amy goes off about “my body, my choice”, medical freedom, Karens, people who get off on being angry, and who is going to take the guns.

Nobody wants to work? It’s more than that.

Nobody wants to work? It’s more than that.

Thoughts on employee shortages and the “nobody wants to work” argument. Folks, it’s a much more complicated discussion than that.

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.

158: Mouth Noises and Pathetic Plants: Two Random Lessons from the Homestead

158: Mouth Noises and Pathetic Plants: Two Random Lessons from the Homestead

Today I’ve got two random lessons that I’ve learned on the homestead lately that I thought maybe you could learn something from, too. One was brought on by a ridiculous task I’ve taken on in my office—one that was supposed to be easy. The other is something I learned while checking out my struggling garden.

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 

156: Why We No Longer Raise Goats

156: Why We No Longer Raise Goats

When we first moved to our farm in 2011, the one animal that I insisted we get was goats. We started with two male goats (Willy and Waylon) and then added three female goats (Luna, Pickles, and Olive.) Then we bred the gals and got