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Category: Homesteading

Best Homesteading & Gardening Resources

Best Gardening and Homesteading Resources To Help You. Do you want to be more self-sufficient, learn a new skill, raise animals, and garden in suburbia or in the city? Check out this list of homesteading resources.   Best Homesteading Resources. I created this homesteading resource page as an easy…

Homestead Emergency – Are You Prepared To Evacuate?

Every area has its disasters. We can’t turn our back on nature, even for a minute. What if you have to evacuate? As homesteaders, we have a responsibility to not just ourselves or even our families, but our animals too.       I thought I was prepared…

The Adventure Of The Yellow Raincoat

Backyard Homesteading is all fun and giggles, right? Well, most days it is, but not always…. As was the story of the yellow raincoat. Don’t all good mysteries start with, it was a rainy day…. This post contains Affiliate Links. If you buy something from one…

What You Need To Preserve Your Harvest.

Your garden is growing great and there is an over abundance of produce. You are eating as much as you can, but there is just too much all at one time. You could just compost all the excess or give it away, but why not preserve your harvest so you…

What Is Permaculture and How Does It Apply To Me?

Permaculture Principles Permaculture – The development of agricultural ecosystems intended to be sustainable and self-sufficient. Living in harmony with the land, while it meets our human needs. In a nutshell permaculture is smart design. Life doesn’t happen in a vacuum. My life, your life, your chickens life…

To Till Or Not To Till – That Is The (Gardening) Question.

If you’ve been around gardening for very long you know one of the biggest debates in gardening is… To Till or Not To Till   This post is not to “decide” it once and for all. It’s to tell you the pro&#8217…

Top Winter Activities For Every Gardener/Homesteader

Are you looking out at a snow covered garden? At grey blustery days? Or maybe like me, your “garden winter” is in the dog days of summer when you can fry an egg on the sidewalk (literally!). Whenever your time to stay inside the climate controlled house is…

Should You Name Your Farm Animals?

To Name Or Not To Name, That Is The Question. There is a bit of a controversy out there about whether or not to name your farm animals. Personally I can’t imagine raising an animal without giving it a name. But you hear all the time, “You…