Homesteading Life

Homesteading articles about Life on the Homestead pertaining to homesteaders, family, farming, animal husbandry, history, and myriad other topics discussed at Homestead.org, collected over two decades from experienced homesteaders who know what they’re talking about.

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

Garden Season Extenders and Cold-Weather Husbandry

  It may seem strange to think about cold weather when it is still scorching but cold weather is right…

2 months ago

Basement Bunnies and Grow-box Gardening: The Challenges of Urban Homesteading

Tammy Curry greeted me with fresh homemade bread, slathered with butter, and a glass of cool sweet tea.  It was…

2 months ago

Future Homesteading

  What is the Future of Homesteading? I have to make the confession that I have always been a sucker…

3 months ago

The Missouri Journal

Like a lot of people who approach middle age, I started to wish for a simpler life based on the…

3 months ago

Living in the Sticks (and the Single Girl)

  Carving out a homestead is a fantasy of many a young boy.  Even now, when Saturday morning programming does…

3 months ago

The Plain Paper: Letters From “The Budget” Amish Newspaper

  For the third time, my husband Donnie and I were making a foray into Holmes County, Ohio, home to…

4 months ago

Why I’m a Homesteader (The Secrets of Homesteading)

  There is an imaginary picture of "Homesteading" that revolves around being entirely self-sufficient from your land. Chickens for eggs,…

4 months ago

Signpost to Simplicity: Wanda Urbanska Points the Way

  If you have a television, you’ve probably seen the PBS series, Simple Living, or at least heard of it. …

5 months ago