New to homesteading, and trying to figure out what vehicle you should buy? Here are some important things to consider when choosing a homestead vehicle. Choosing A Homestead Vehicle That Will Last Americans keep their cars for an average of 11.8 years. That’s great news for a homesteading household looking to reduce purchases, but it also […]
Find out how you can become self-sufficient. Learn to provide for your own needs, and what skills are needed for a self-reliant life. One of the biggest goals of most modern homesteaders is to become self-sufficient. According to Merriam-Webster, self-sufficiency is the ability to maintain oneself without outside aid : capability of providing for one’s own […]
The recent events going on world-wide might have you wondering what a well stocked pantry looks like, and how to get there. I am a firm believer in being prepared for emergencies, or even just the occasional rainy day. For most people, the idea of a prepper is associated with half-crazed, conspiracy theorists who have […]
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 […]
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 was Miss Magoo’s first year doing 4-H. She raised two market lambs, which she bought in April and sold at the county fair last week. Raising lambs was a whole new experience for our entire family. While we have raised beef cows, layer hens, and a turkey, show lambs were a whole different ball […]
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 […]
Welcome to the first installment of The Homestead Kids Blog! Miss Magoo and Little Man put their expertise together today to tell you what kids think about raising chickens. They even took all of the pictures for this post.