Homesteading

Staple Crops for the Homestead Seeking Self-Sufficiency

A huge proportion of the earth’s people groups depend on a starchy staple crop—one dependable source of filling nutrition that…

2 weeks ago

Michelle, the Boschvelder Hen, and Her Guinea Keets

Growing up, I remember my mother always having Guinea fowl feathers in her hair, and seeing the little paintings she…

3 weeks ago

So, You Want to Live Off Grid, Eh?

Today's hottest trend is off-grid living; unplug, disconnect, and get back to your pioneer roots.  Bookstores are full of books…

3 weeks ago

A Homesteader Visits Sudan

I walked off the plane in March expecting to get smacked in the face with heat and dust.  “115 degrees,”…

3 weeks ago

Alluring Alpacas

I love fiber.  Whenever my mom ropes me into going to the craft store with her, I can be found…

3 weeks ago

Creamy, Fresh Rhubarb Cake

Recently, my siblings and I were talking about the rhubarb upside-down cake our grandma used to make us as kids. …

3 weeks ago

Pros and Cons of Owning a Rain Barrel on the Homestead

Water is more than just a basic need; it is an essential element that guarantees the continuance of life. And…

4 weeks ago

Mexican Meatloaf

Meatloaf wasn't something we Shelton kids had much of growing up.  A fact that seems strange to me now, considering…

4 weeks ago

Mill-town to Mayberry: Re-imaging Culture for Tough Times

Early in 2009, while the country was swept up in talk of bailing out banks and saving our national bacon,…

4 weeks ago

Forty Acres and a Fool: How to Live in the Country and Still Keep Your Sanity by Roger Welsch

Forty Acres and a Fool: How to Live in the Country and Still Keep Your Sanity is a story of…

4 weeks ago

How to Sell Your Land Yourself and Move on with Your Life

Excerpted from Neil's latest book LandBook - An owner's manual for rural land (second edition) ~~~~~~~~ There is no other single…

4 weeks 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, goats…

4 weeks ago