Getting close to retirement, and trying to decide what’s next? Find out why you should consider a homestead retirement. The average retirement age in the U.S. is roughly 63 on average. Whether your retirement is years off yet or just around the corner, homesteading can be an empowering and fulfilling way to spend it. Homestead […]
The gift guide for all things Crazy Chicken Lady. You’re sure to find the perfect gift for the chicken lover in your life here! Welcome to the 5th annual 12 Days of Holiday Ideas event, hosted by Shirley of Intelligent Domestications and Erlene of My Pinterventures Between Nov. 11th and December 6th there will […]
Building an Educational Garden for Your Kids at Home In her book, Urban Homesteading, author Rachel Kaplan explains that the homesteading lifestyle is less about what you lose, and more about what you gain – in particular, time with loved ones and greater proximity to nature. Research has shown that many Americans spend almost 90% of their […]
This DIY earwig trap is so easy to make, and it’s extremely effective at taking care of your earwig problem! Earwigs are usually something we see around every once in a while. But sometimes they become prolific, and something needs to be done about them. That’s where a simple earwig trap comes in. You will […]
Have you ever considered gleaning potatoes? Find out how to glean potatoes the right way! When I was a small child, I remember helping my mom glean potatoes. It seems like a true Idaho activity to do, so I decided to introduce my kids to the activity a couple of years ago. However, I’ve been […]
How I learned to cook, along with a KitchenAid Mixer Giveaway! I started cooking when I was pretty young. Some of you may have memories of learning to cook by your mom’s side, as she explained the processes, but my experience was quite different from that. You see, when I was maybe 10 years old, […]
I get asked all the time about how people can best help me or another friend, as a blogger, so I thought that you might find it helpful to hear what I say to them.
The Top 10 Most Popular Posts on the blog! My first full year of blogging on As For Me and My Homestead has come to a close. It’s been a wonderful year, full of the busyness of raising and homeschooling 3 kids.
Should you be using your facebook status to raise awareness for a cause? So…. apparently it’s that time of year where fake Facebook statuses abound, all in the name of awareness. I’ll cut to the chase and say it bluntly: I don’t do that. I am of the old fashioned mindset that if you want […]
Meet the kids of our homestead. Dan and I have been blessed with three children. After dealing with infertility early in our marriage, I admit that I wondered if I would ever be able to have a child. But apparently one of the things God has been teaching us (or maybe just me?) is that […]