Housekeeping

Homesteading articles about Housekeeping as it pertains 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.

Garden Planning Made Easy: Two DIY Garden Planners

In the tens of thousands of years that people have cultivated the land to raise food for themselves, humans have…

2 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…

2 months ago

Humidifying Your Homestead for a Healthier Winter

The subtitle of this article could be “Don’t Do What I Did.”  Well, don’t do what I did wrong, anyway,…

6 months ago

Cooking on a Wood Cookstove

Although my husband and I are not off the grid, we don't want to rely on public utilities if we…

7 months ago

Home Winterization Anyone Can Tackle

There's something romantic or heartwarming about seeing a home in a clearing in the woods or down a lane with…

7 months ago

Stocking the Winter Larder

If you’re like me, the shorter days and cooler temps bring on urges quite similar to those experienced by the…

7 months ago

Preparing the Homestead for Winter, Part One: The Buildings

Winter is a lot like death and taxes… it’s one of the few constants in life.  Here on our property in…

9 months ago

If You Can’t Stand the Heat… Cook Outside

The heat of summer makes cooking in the kitchen more of a chore than a joy.  Fortunately, the weather is…

11 months ago

The Trials and Triumphs of a Composting Toilet

When building a homestead from scratch, almost anything goes. This is especially true when your homestead is away from city…

1 year ago

Giving up the Grocery Store: Becoming Increasingly Self-Sufficient in a Practical Way

2020 was a changing point in my life that I didn’t realize I needed, or even wanted. We were not…

1 year ago