Outdoor Lore

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

Sticky and in Your Face: Spiderwebs

It’s a common occurrence this time of year. You’re walking through the woods enjoying the cool dry air as the…

1 month ago

Winter Preparedness

Begin You Winter Preparedness Routine So You Can Enjoy the Fun Winter Offers “Walking in a Winter Wonderland...”  What images…

2 months ago

Utilizing Trees on the Homestead: Crafts to Cure-alls

  When you become a homesteader, you notice how much nature is willing to give to us in return for…

5 months ago

The Whippoorwill

  Perhaps not surprisingly, some of the strangest things Out There are things that you don’t even see.  The whippoorwill,…

7 months ago

Ticks!

  I wish I knew how many thousands of dollars ticks have cost me. And the worst part is, they…

8 months ago

Reading the Weather

  The ability to read the weather is a valuable skill practiced by our ancestors that has gotten lost throughout…

8 months ago

The Bear Facts: Teddy’s Story

  Not long ago, on a summer jaunt to the northern border of the U.S., my husband Donnie had the…

1 year ago

Weather Lore and Superstitions

  “Red sky at night, sailors delight. Red sky at morning, sailors take warning.” Since the beginning of time man has…

1 year ago

Holy Days of the Farming Year

  A Tribute to John Barleycorn: John Barleycorn was a hero bold, Of noble enterprise, For if you do but…

1 year ago

Noxious Weeds …or Are They?

  "Oh, this is beautiful!" I sighed. My fiancé had brought me out to his property in the neighboring state…

2 years ago

Living with Poison Oak: Keys to Identifying this Forest Menace

  As we left our home in the city, where my beautiful wife, our well-mannered children, and I spent the…

2 years ago

The Three Sisters Legacy: The Science Behind Companion Planting

  There’s nothing quite as frustrating as having some know-it-all tell you why your cucumbers aren’t getting bigger than pickles,…

2 years ago