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.

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…

2 months ago

Easy as Pie: The Myth of Simple Living

To a generation who grew up on Lassie, Little House on the Prairie, and Green Acres, living a rural, homesteading lifestyle…

4 months ago

Permaculture: The Truly Sustainable Way of Life

What is Permaculture? Permanent agriculture.  A system for feeding and caring for ourselves that can be supported indefinitely by Nature…

5 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.  If…

5 months ago

Baking Bread from Home Milled Flour

For some baking bread is an art, for some a hobby, while for others it is a daily routine. Bread…

5 months 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…

6 months ago

Wintertime on the Homestead

Snow, ice, sleet, and wind.  Darkness at 4 p.m., rock-hard ground, frozen water-troughs, frostbitten ears on calves, milk frozen in…

6 months ago

Burnout on the Homestead: It’s Not All for Everyone

Nobody’s life is without challenges.  But we homesteaders are among the demographic of people who often find ourselves butting up…

6 months ago

Realize Your Resolutions

Happy New Year, Homesteader! Another year is behind us, a fresh slate is in front of us. Most of us…

6 months ago

Helpful Homestead Hacks: Work Easier, Relax Harder

Homesteading can be tough, but there are tips and tricks—hacks—for any area of the homestead that can make life a…

6 months ago