This food photo epidemic. It baffles the mind. People are snapping pictures of their foods all day long to share on social media. We all have that one friend who seems to do it at every meal. There are currently over 300,000,000 photos of food on Instagram alone. To put that into perspective for you, there are merely 57 million travel photos and 69 million sunsets. Why isn’t the majestic beauty of the sun beating out dinner? I digress…Read More
This might sound a bit harsh, but my homestead is not a theme park, petting zoo, or quaint local tourist spot. It is my home. Although I encourage people to ask me questions and I’m happy to grant tours on my own terms, wandering around without consent is never okay. It just isn’t.
This wasn’t the first time this has happened. It’s happened quite a few times before. Let’s chat a bit about why this isn’t okay behavior…Read More
Whether you are a backyard hobby homesteader or an avid homesteader on your journey to live off-grid, these are the articles you want to be reading. I searched high a low to compile the best of the best for you. Not sure if homesteading is right for you? Interested in DIY and MYO? Wanting real food recipes for real people? Considering getting livestock? This list compiles the absolute best homesteading articles of 2015.Read More
We know that backyard chickens have been talked about all over the news lately (both favorably and negatively). Homesteading and self-sufficiency is on the rise and for so many great reasons. With this rise comes a great supply of reading materials dedicated to we non-traditional farmers that live in non-traditional places.
There are many great books out there, but I have a few that have become staples in my library.Read More
(My husband’s Jeff Foxworthy voice): If you have indoor plumbing, but you make the males in your house pee outside in the compost, you might be a homesteader. If the chicken you’re eating for dinner has a name, you might be a homesteader. If you have a state-of-the-art dryer, but you insist on drying your clothes outside, you might be a homesteader. If you have longer conversations with your poultry than you do with your spouse, you might be a homesteader (he’s so jealous).Read More
We live the homestead lifestyle because we prefer to live closer to nature, at a different pace from most of society. We would rather live by the tides, sun, and seasons rather than the time clock and schedule. We are not purists or Luddites, but we try to lessen our impact on the environment, and appreciate older methods of living and working.
We also find satisfaction in working for ourselves rather than others. We appreciate benefiting directly from our efforts when we can rather than working outside the home for pay.Read More
I was chatting with a few of my blogger friends. We were all frustrated and overwhelmed for a variety of homesteading reasons. One had goats go missing when her electric fence shorted. Another lost several of her crops to a freak hail storm. Another just felt like there wasn’t enough time in a day to get everything done. I can relate. Can you?Read More
Being a homesteaders and living the self-sufficient lifestyle doesn’t come naturally to many of us. I hope it does for our children, that they continue what was ingrained by us. For those of us in the generation that is getting back to our roots, it may be hard to know where to start.Read More