Frugality and Finance

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

Lost Kitchen Skills: Zero-waste Cooking with Fats, Scraps, and Dairy

It doesn’t take long for those who get involved in the homestead movement to become interested in the lost kitchen…

3 months ago

Homemade Applesauce: Accept No Substitutes!

My husband Donnie was raised near the Brushy Mountains of North Carolina, a little set of scenic, high hills in…

3 months ago

Budget Backyard Bee Box

This is a simple guide for the homesteader who wishes to keep bees for the sheer joy of it without…

3 months ago

25 Ways to Save Money

I'm sure you've heard the good news by now—the recession is over!  But in case it doesn't feel like it's…

4 months ago

How to Live Off Your Garden All Year Round

If you have been gardening for some time, you know how superior the food you grow is compared to store-bought…

5 months ago

Upcycling on the Homestead

Chances are if you look around your homestead you will find many items that you no longer need or want. …

6 months ago

Homesteading for Retirement

In readying for retirement, the world changed. As a result, we redirected our efforts into an endeavor that would mitigate…

6 months ago

Building Community Through Bartering and Trading

Think back to your grandparents, or maybe your great-grandparents and the stories they used to tell you.  Chances are they…

7 months ago

Twenty Homestead Hustles: Make Money from Your Homestead

Many of us got interested in homesteading as a way to escape the rat race only to discover—surprise, surprise!—you still…

7 months ago

Do I Really Need a…? A List of Useful Equipment for New Homesteaders

Congratulations on your new land purchase and your decision to finally get out of the daily grind of urban life…

7 months ago

Living Off-Grid Wherever You Are – Going Off-Grid Gradually

Living off-grid has only in recent times become a “trend.”  Up until about 100 or so years ago, it was…

7 months ago

From Cucina Povera to Conscious Cookery: Timeless Garden-to-Kitchen and Back Again Smarts

Eating in season. Eating locally. They’re not just foodie buzzwords, that’s how our ancestors ate. They had to. There was…

7 months ago