[17 Mar 2014 ]
Taking The Off Grid Plunge. *Gulp*

It’s a little scary, but there’s no backing out now!

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Gardening »

[15 Apr 2014 ]
Pruning Grape Vines… and Leaking Cuts

Timing is essential when pruning grape vines. Get it wrong, and “bleeding” will occur. (As I found out the hard way.)

Homestead Barn Hop »

[14 Apr 2014 ]
Monday’s Homestead Barn Hop #155

Lots to learn in this week’s hop! Come on in and see what new tips and recipes you’ll want try yourself.

Off Grid »

[13 Apr 2014 ]
Earth Oven

Over the weekend we got to watch a couple demonstrate how to bake in an Earth Oven. I was fascinated by the entire thing, and asked a ton of questions. Here’s everything I learned about how to make your own earth oven and use it to bake delicious breads!

Reviews & Giveaways »

[11 Apr 2014 ]
Grow Your Own Groceries: Online Homesteading and Herbal Classes, Community, and More

Sign up today for some of the best online homesteading, preparedness, and herbal classes on the web!

Off Grid »

[8 Apr 2014 ]
Hand Washing Clothes

Today I did all of our laundry by hand. It was actually kinda fun! And I learned a few things that will help it go more quickly next time.

Homestead Barn Hop »

[7 Apr 2014 ]
Monday’s Homestead Barn Hop #154

Another Barn Hop full of tips from homesteaders linking up to share their favorite lessons from the week.

Frugal Living, Off Grid »

[3 Apr 2014 ]
Save Money and Conserve Water With Low Flow Faucet Adapters

Here’s one cheap and easy step we’ve taken to reduce our water usage in preparation for going off grid.

Eating Off The Land »

[3 Apr 2014 ]
Cooked Dandelion Greens

Dandelions are a great introduction to wild foraging, if you’re new to eating “weeds”.

Homestead Barn Hop »

[31 Mar 2014 ]
Monday’s Homestead Barn Hop #153

Come on in and see what new things there are to learn in this week’s Barn Hop!

Gardening »

[28 Mar 2014 ]
How To Plant Peas

We love picking fresh peas and eating them right off the vine. Here’s how easy it is to plant your own peas…

The Homestead Life »

[27 Mar 2014 ]
Rain Barrels and Burn Barrels

We’ll be putting these rain barrels on the corners of the house to catch most of our wash water. The burn barrel is just what we needed to burn prunings and diseased wood.

Preserving Food »

[25 Mar 2014 ]
Keep Ginger Root Fresh For Months

I’ve kept my store-bought ginger root fresh for months with this very simple method- no refrigeration necessary!