Lifestyle

How to Do Things – 1919 Style

A thoughtful young person in 2019 might ask, “What did people do before they had… [fill in the blank: cellphones,…

4 days ago

Preparing for the Holiday Rush on Your Homestead

The time between late October through late December is filled with holidays, family gatherings, and school vacations.  Instead of the…

2 weeks ago

Anyone Can Become an Artist on the Homestead

“Can you please bring more cups? We keep selling out.” That’s what the owner of the antique shop said to…

3 weeks ago

The Economics of Being a Cheap-o: How to Retire Without a Huge Pension and Enjoy It

It got me thinking after I had been to one of the “Retire Wealthy” meetings, and had listened to speaker…

3 weeks ago

Seasons in the Garden: Time Waits for No Homesteader

I need some beans to go with dinner so I grab a basket, slip on my muck boots, and head…

1 month ago

Tips for Starting a CSA, Successfully

Many people begin homesteading as a way to escape the rat race only to discover you still need some type…

1 month ago

Homesteader-cise: Health, Fitness, and Fun on the Homestead

One day a while back a group of us got talking about exercise, workout routines, and gym memberships. I listened…

1 month ago

The Unsung Benefits of Homesteading (There’s a Perfectly Good Reason for the Egg in My Pocket.)

Oh sure, we all know the perks of growing our own food, supplying our own energy, and being as self-sufficient…

1 month ago

Insider’s Guide to Buying a New Car, Homesteader Style

When I was younger, I worked as a new car salesman for about 2 years. I worked at an AutoNation…

2 months ago

The Hesitant Homesteader

I love the idea of living on a homestead. When my husband and I were looking to purchase our first…

2 months ago

First Morning on the Homestead: Embracing Newfound Freedom

“The Blue Goat” homestead is located in Anderson County, Texas.  This is East Texas, where the Trinity River makes a…

2 months ago

Homestead Prepping: Buying a Bug Out Location (Buying a B.O.L.)

About two years ago, while selling real estate for a broker who specialized in rural properties, I was contacted by…

2 months ago