DIY

Decorating with Mother Nature

The holidays are almost here and one of my favorite things to do is use what nature provides to decorate…

9 months ago

Secrets to Turning a Rent-to-Own Storage Building into a House, Part One

In ten years on my homestead, I have built many buildings from scratch, including living spaces, some better than others.…

9 months ago

Fiber Fairs Offer Products, Lessons, and Feelings of Unity

Raising Angora rabbits and selling their fur or yarn has been an idea for extra income that I’ve been exploring…

11 months ago

The Benefits of Biochar in the Garden (and How to Make Your Own)

Summer is here at last and I have charcoal on my brain.  Not for summertime grilling, though… for the plants!…

11 months ago

The Homesteader’s Apothecary

Homesteaders will tout the many health benefits of their lifestyle including fresh air, sunshine, and healthy food straight from the…

1 year ago

Homestead Truck Turned Mobile Workshop

Like many folks who need to work on things, I started out with an old pickup truck.  I loved this…

1 year ago

Container Gardening in the City: Urban Homesteading on a Budget

One man's trash is another's treasure, or in my case, his trash is my container garden. Container gardening in the…

1 year ago

Multi-purpose Chicken Tractors

Our poultry tractors used to sit dormant in between bird batches, now they are used year round, in a variety…

1 year ago

You Can Spend as Much (or as Little) as You Want to Go Off-Grid

Off-grid living has begun to grow in popularity, as the many websites, magazines, TV shows, and YouTube channels featuring the…

1 year 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

Quick and Easy Compost Guide

Those who are not yet living the homesteading dream may be confused about the passion with which homesteaders talk about…

1 year ago