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Articles in The Homestead Life

Homesteading When You’re Flat Broke

December 10, 2014 – 1:33 pm

I know all about trying to homestead on a very limited budget. Let me share with you the FOUR things you need to get started homesteading without spending a penny! You might be surprised.

Feeling Stuck

November 15, 2014 – 5:21 pm

This life- it ain’t easy. Sometimes you feel like you aren’t getting anywhere, like you’re stuck no matter how hard you try to free yourself.

Solar Panels. Elderberries. Sugar Beets. Huckleberries. And More.

August 14, 2014 – 10:59 am

Summer days are busier than ever. So many fun new things to learn and do. Here’s what we’ve been up to lately…

A Walk To The Creek

June 16, 2014 – 7:48 am

When the days are extremely hot, and the house is like an oven, it’s nice to have a cool place to go for a much needed reprieve.

No Time To Be Bored

May 13, 2014 – 8:02 am

Here’s an update on a few of the recent happenings around the homestead.

Rain Barrels and Burn Barrels

March 27, 2014 – 8:14 am

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.

Not Enough Wood

January 29, 2014 – 7:09 am

“Before we ever started heating our home with wood, I didn’t realize that you can’t just go out into the forest, cut up a tree, and bring it in for the fire. I knew nothing of the curing process. It stinks to look out into the yard and see a big pile of split logs just sitting there, knowing you can’t use them for another year.”

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January 20, 2014 – 10:11 am

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Purging and Refreshing For the New Year, Plus my Top 20 Goals for 2014

December 31, 2013 – 11:04 am

I’ve been super busy getting ready for the new year! Here’s what I’ve been up to, and what my plans for 2014 are.

Homesteading Through The Winter

December 9, 2013 – 9:33 pm

Just because the days are shorter and the temps are colder doesn’t mean there isn’t work that still needs to be done! There’s always something to do on a homestead.

Every Homesteader Needs A Stew Pot

October 30, 2013 – 10:06 pm

The pioneers used huge stew pots for so many things! Here’s why I think every homesteader should have one…

Vacations & Finding A Farm Sitter

July 11, 2013 – 5:26 am

Finding a dependable farm sitter can be nearly impossible! We’ve been so blessed by friends willing to help watch the animals so we can take a little weekend vacation to the beach.

Berry Picking. Fermented Pickles. And A July Garden Update.

July 7, 2013 – 9:10 am

Busy summer days, so much going on! Here’s what I’ve been up to behind the scenes…

Behind The Scenes of My Upcoming Canning DVD!!

May 23, 2013 – 7:43 pm

A sneak peak at a few behind the scenes shots from filming earlier this week…

Preparing To Film

May 9, 2013 – 8:27 pm

Still so much to do to get ready for filming my upcoming canning DVD. Only 10 more days till the shoot… Getting so excited!!

Canning Video Survey: Input Needed!

April 23, 2013 – 7:51 am

I need your advice… if you could choose, what would you want me to demonstrate canning in a DVD??