Frugality and Finance

Homesteading Frugality and Finance articles collected over two decades from experienced homesteaders who know what they’re talking about.

It’s Just Business: Creating a Business Plan for Your Homestead

Homesteaders are not afraid of hard work and do not collapse when confronting a challenge.  This is why it is…

1 month ago

Frozen Food: Foraging in Winter

We don’t often think of winter as a prime time to harvest. It’s cold, the ground might be frozen, and…

2 months ago

Celebrate a Buy-Nothing Christmas

It always surprises me how quickly we are encouraged to move from the attitude of gratitude of Thanksgiving to the…

2 months ago

Home Winterization Anyone Can Tackle

There's something romantic or heartwarming about seeing a home in a clearing in the woods or down a lane with…

3 months ago

How to Buy a Pickup Truck for the Homestead (or Looking for the Best Mule)

“He drives a ’57 GMC pickup truck.   It’s got a gun rack and a' Goat Ropers Need Love, too!' sticker.” ~"Redneck…

6 months ago

Go Wildcrafting!

No matter where you live, you can create an income stream, or supplement your existing income by harvesting the natural…

10 months ago

How to Sell Your Land Yourself and Move on with Your Life

Excerpted from Neil's latest book LandBook - An owner's manual for rural land (second edition) ~~~~~~~~ There is no other single…

10 months ago

The Benefits of Cooking from Scratch

Let's face it, cooking from scratch can be a pain. It's time-consuming, often messy, and requires a lot of patience.…

10 months ago

You Can Spend as Much (or as Little) as You Want to Go Off-Grid

Off-grid living has begun to grow in popularity, as the many websites, magazines, TV shows, and YouTube channels featuring the…

11 months ago

Hair-raising Homestead Haircuts

I'd like you to meet my son.  He's six years old, cute as a bug and smart as a whip. …

11 months ago