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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

green cilantro from the garden

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

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

FOR THE HOMESTEAD

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hey there, I'm jen

You can usually find me playing in the dirt or the barnyard, hugging all over my animals.  I’m all about keeping it real and authentic- especially regarding my struggle with mental health. I hope sharing my journey of overcoming PTSD will help others who have lived through trauma and remind them they are not alone. Homesteading has been a game changer in my recovery, and I hope this blog can encourage and inspire other trauma survivors to embrace a simpler lifestyle with purpose and gratitude.

Combat Veteran, Wife x 17 years and Farm Mama to
48ish spoiled rotten fur babies...