How to Prepare for Winter on a Homestead

While everyone has their own list of fall chores, homesteaders in particular have an insane amount to get done before winter arrives.

It’s that time of year! The harvest is almost over, the first freeze isn’t far off, and we’re just weeks away from snow. While everyone has their own list of fall chores, homesteaders in particular have an insane amount to get done before the snow starts flying.

If you’re feeling overwhelmed and aren’t sure where to start, here are the tasks that you’ll want to check off the list first.

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24 No Hassle Water Conservation Tips for Your Homestead

Water conservation has a great number of benefits. The homestead is ripe for opportunities to save water. Here are a just a few to get you started!

It’s easy to take water for granted when it plays such a ubiquitous role in our daily lives. It’s always been there, and it feels like it always will be. Unfortunately, this may not be the case. Very little of the Earth’s natural water can be used for human consumption; and the demand for it only grows as our population swells. This is where water conservation comes into play.

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Beat the Heat on Your Homestead

Summer, along with its oppressive heat and humidity, has arrived. Some of the best stuff on the homestead happens in summer (like the arrival of ducklings and a garden that’s starting to produce), but summer comes with struggles as well. Get summer tips for the garden, your livestock, and even tips for staying cool while you cook.

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First Aid at the Homestead

Homesteading is all about self-sufficiency – but what do we do when we become injured or ill? It's important to have a self-sufficient first aid kit on hand.

Homesteading is all about self-sufficiency – but what do we do when we become injured or ill? If your homestead is rural, chances are you don’t have access to a 24/7 pharmacy in the middle of the night. Even if you are homesteading in the middle of New York City, there are still some essentials that you must keep on hand to take care of yourself, your family, and even a neighbor in need at a moment’s notice.

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Plantable Products

Many products are now compostable, keeping them out of the landfill. Some companies are taking it to the next level with things you plant after using

We’ve made some great progress encouraging people to use products like reusable bags, travel mugs instead of disposable ones, and natural cleaning products you make at home instead of hazardous chemicals from the store shelves. More and more disposable products are now compostable, keeping them out of the landfill, but some companies are taking it to the next level. Things that can be planted after use. Yes, plantable garbage.

I feel like I should be singing. Maybe something along the lines of “Mary, Mary, landfill wary, how does your garbage grow?”

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Organization for Busy Homesteaders {Printables}

How does the modern homesteader manage to balance everything that needs to be done? Amazing organization. Simple living doesn't have to be hard.

How does the modern homesteader manage to balance everything that needs to be done? Amazing organization. I’m going to share with you a few of my favorite organization tips that are perfect for the busy homesteader. From organizing the garden to dealing with the day-to-day stuff, I’ve got tips to help you get it all under control. Plus, I’m very excited to tell you about the Homestead Management Binder.

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Favorite Goal Setting for Modern Homesteaders

A short story of how I got into homesteading and the dream I had for first "real" year. Find out how I created attainable and manageable homestead goals.

I have a dream and it’s a big one. My dream is to live a simpler life where I do for myself and teach my children the values of taking care of themselves and the world we live in. Basically, I want to homestead.

Starting a homesteading lifestyle when you live on slightly less than 1/4 of an acre and a short jaunt from the heart of your small town’s village can be a daunting task. I knew I had big goals, but I wasn’t sure how to manage them so they wouldn’t overwhelm me.

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