I was so excited to be able to review the newest edition of Homegrown and Handmade by Deborah Niemann through a giveaway promotion with Homestead Bloggers Network, because this book covers so many things that help someone embrace a new self-sufficient journey. Be sure to look for the amazing Giveaway at the end of the […]
We have learned a lot about ourselves, about what being self-sufficient really means, and the direction we’re headed.
Sometimes a gardener just needs the right tools for the right job. Summer gardening is tough enough so make the job easier with these tools. These tools are the must have tools for summer gardening to help beat the heat, fight the weeds and water efficiently.
Today’s guest post comes from Tracey Jade Boyer. Tracey is an urban homesteader, blogger, writer and graphical artist. Her passions in life are writing, art, crafting, gardening, cooking and animals. Her blog can be found at www.homemade-by-jade.com and her graphics website is http://jadelynxgraphix.weebly.com/ Thanks, Tracey! – Angela Even if you don’t live off the grid, I think it is […]
With homesteading, there is always so much to do. Depending on the time of the year, there are endless harvests to preserve, gardening or weeding to be done. There are no mornings to sleep in, as the animals need tending to. It can quickly get exhausting during the busy season. Throw in the kids getting a […]
Whether you are trying to save money, or just want to give something artisan and personal, homemade gifts are popular again. They don’t have to be cheap looking either! Some of these DIYs are worth far more than cookie-cutter-same-ole widgets you can pick up at big box stores. DIY Gifts for Foodies If you have […]
Turkeys are a fun addition to a homestead. We’ve talked a bit about them in general, but let’s look more in detail at what is involved with raising turkeys.
We love turkey. For sausage, for burger, for the drumsticks, at Thanksgiving. And, if you have chickens already, adding in a turkey or two on the backyard homestead really isn’t that difficult.
In light of so many recent tragedies, now is the time to prepare your home to be prepared and a bit more self-sufficient. Our Untrained Housewife’s Guide to Getting Prepared has helped jumpstart these kinds of preparations for readers already. One wrote, I am thrilled to have a copy of Getting Prepared so I can […]
I’ve been thinking recently about the fact that, for some reason ,”Home Economics” doesn’t seem to be taught in schools much any more, but it is needed more than ever. If you haven’t done much cooking in the past but intend to start afresh by cooking more, here are the basics that you’ll want to have in your pantry.