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Homesteading

Many people are looking for ways to live sustainably in today’s world. So, what is “homesteading” and is it right for you and your family?

Is Homesteading Right For You?

Homesteading

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You don’t have to be rich to homestead. Most people who do so are not wealthy by traditional standards. But they’re happy, healthy, and free from debt. Learn more about affording the homestead lifestyle without a ton of money here.

How We Afford to Homestead on a Fixed Income

Homesteading

With all of the dangers that come with heat stress, keep your animals cool this summer with these 11 tips and learn how to recognize the signs of overheating in your pets.

How to Keep Animals Cool In The Summer

Animals + Livestock

Gardening is not only beneficial to your physical health, but your mental health as well. Gardening burns calories, reduces stress levels, improves nutrition, reduces the risk of stroke, diabetes, heart disease and more!

Why Gardening Is Good For You

Homesteading

Homesteading is not for the faint of heart. We’ve suffered several loses on the farm over the years and while you’re never fully prepared for it, you expect it. Animals get sick, injured, or killed by predators. Death is a natural part of life.

Death On The Homestead

Homesteading

In this article, I’m sharing how we converted a prefab shed into an efficient DYI horse barn at a fraction of the cost of a custom barn construction.

DIY: Converting A Shed Into Your Dream Horse Barn

DIY

A year in review. Reflecting on the past year and sharing my proudest accomplishments.

Reflecting: Goodbye 2021, Hello 2022

Slow + Simple Living

Lack of land does not have to stop you from living your homestead dream. Learn 10 ways you can become a homesteader whether you live in the country or an apartment in the city.

10 ways to homestead wherever you are

Homesteading

Download our FREE Homestead Winter Prep List to help you get your home, garden and farm organized and prepared for winter.

Winter prep on the homestead

Homesteading

10 simple tips and tricks for how to make your home cozy for fall with soft textures, comfort food, and rich fall colors!

10 Simple Ways to Make your Home Cozy for Fall

Slow + Simple Living

Summer has been an exciting time at the farm because so much is growing and blooming, especially in my flower garden.

What’s Growing in my Garden?

Homesteading