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Peter Piper Picked a Peck: DIY Pickles on the Homestead

Homesteaders are accustomed to spending time at home and taking on projects in the kitchen.  Now that everyone has been…

6 days ago

How to Make Milk Soap from Scratch

Drowning in milk? Have enough cheese and yogurt to last for more than a decade? It’s time to learn how…

3 weeks ago

Gilliard Farms: Snapshots in Time from Black Farmers in America

Down on the southern Georgia coast, there was a time when you could say the soil was rich and the…

1 month ago

Non-Electric Dreamin’: Lehman’s Store Serves the Amish, Homesteaders, and the Big Wide World

Jay Lehman had a dream.  It was a modest dream.  But the dream of Lehman's Store that started in a…

1 month 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…

1 month 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…

1 month ago

Finding Community on the Homestead: Your People are Out There.

Homesteading can be a solitary affair and finding community on the homestead can be difficult.  Something about living in tune…

1 month ago

Reflections of a Second-Generation Homesteader

Ever have an itch that just never goes away no matter whether you scratch it or you don't?  My dad…

2 months ago

Easy Homestead Moonshine

Welcome to the short-and-sweet easy homestead moonshine guide.  I’m going to skip all the lengthy legal disclaimers.  I’m not telling…

2 months ago

Savvy Salve Making on the Homestead

Healing herbal salves have been a popular remedy for centuries. During the mid-9th century, an educational reform was organized by…

2 months ago

Using a Midwife: The Ultimate Do-It-Yourself Project

***Warning: this article contains some explicit references to childbirth.  If you are the least bit woozy at the thought of…

2 months ago

Prospering Together — Cooperation, Not Competition

Are you living a prosperous life?  Do you consider yourself a success?  As the economy continues to struggle, many of…

2 months ago