Gardening

When you feel like a Failure as a Homesteader

When you feel like a Failure as a Homesteader

Failure is such a harsh word, isn’t it? But, sometimes it feels like we are failures at this whole homesteading thing. Just this past year we have struggled with: A garden that was, shall we say, severely lacking in real vegetable growth. Losing most of […]

Homestead Tour Spring 2017

Homestead Tour Spring 2017

Hello lovelies! Today I am going to share with you our Spring 2017 Homestead Tour video! I feel I have to warn you of a few things first though: I am a beginner with all the video making process so please be patient! I filmed […]

How to Create a Zen Garden

How to Create a Zen Garden

Sometimes we just want to get away from the homestead life for a little while, don’t you agree? But sometimes it can feel like there’s just not enough time to really get away, especially during those busy summer months full of building, gardening, preserving, animal […]

Designing Your Garden – What Makes a Good Garden?

Designing Your Garden – What Makes a Good Garden?

Designing Your Garden – What Makes a Good Garden? Garden design is a very personal thing and is often an expression of your personality. What I like you, you may not and vise versa. Some people like neat and tidy gardens where there are no […]

World Water Day ~ Tips on Conserving Our World’s Most Valuable Resource Around The Homestead

World Water Day ~ Tips on Conserving Our World’s Most Valuable Resource Around The Homestead

Our planet’s most precious resource is water. Over 70 percent of our earth’s surface is covered in water with 97.5 percent of that being salt water. Less than 3 percent of the earth’s water is defined as fresh water and only 3/1000 of this is […]

Tips For Starting Your Garden With Seeds

Tips For Starting Your Garden With Seeds

Tips For Starting Your Garden With Seeds It’s true that there are some types of plants out there that sprout so easily, there is little you need to do to ensure they will grow. For example, one late fall my children haphazardly tossed some pumpkin […]

The Many Health Benefits of Gardening

The Many Health Benefits of Gardening

The Many Health Benefits of Gardening Spring is in the air. And when spring is on the horizon, many of us are aching to get out and plant a garden. In the interim, there are a lot of garden shows and seeds that we can […]

5 Best Free Films about Gardening, Farming and Permaculture

5 Best Free Films about Gardening, Farming and Permaculture

A couple weeks ago I shared with youΒ my favorite homesteading/farming/gardening books. Today, continuing in the same vein, I thought I would share with you some of my favorite farming videos. Now some of these videos are longer, feature length, films but they weren’t big box […]

My Favorite Homesteading/Farming/Gardening Books

My Favorite Homesteading/Farming/Gardening Books

This post contains Affiliate links. This is a re-post from a few years ago (on my old blog) but it is still totally relevant. I’ll be reading a bunch of these books again this winter, as I do every winter. In the last year or […]

What is a Homestead and what does Homesteading mean to me?

What is a Homestead and what does Homesteading mean to me?

This post may contain Affiliate links. Dictionary.com defines the word “homestead” as: Old English hamstede “home, town, village,” from home (n.) + stead (q.v.).In U.S. usage, “a lot of land adequate for the maintenance of a family”(1690s), defined by the Homestead Act of 1862 as […]