Homesteading

Bread Baking Tips – Every homesteader needs to know

Bread Baking Tips – Every homesteader needs to know

Baking good homemade bread is a skill that every homesteader should be able to do.  Homemade bread is one of the best things in the world!  The light, fluffy and incredibly flavorful bread will outmatch any store bought bread. Here are some bread baking tips […]

How to mulch with fallen leaves

How to mulch with fallen leaves

How to mulch with fallen leaves Many people see the piles of dropped autumn leaves as a hindrance. This could be due to the work involved raking them up, bagging them and sitting them by the curb for the city to pick up.  So, why […]

How to dry herbs at home

How to dry herbs at home

How to dry herbs at home What is a homemade pasta sauce without some herbs? What is better than home grown herbs?  The answer to both of those questions – nothing!  You can grow delicious herbs at home and preserve them so that you have […]

Online Seed Suppliers – The best sources for Heirloom Seeds

Online Seed Suppliers – The best sources for Heirloom Seeds

Online Seed Suppliers – The best sources for Heirloom Seeds There are surely hundreds of great, family-owned seed businesses I have never ordered from—and new companies seem to pop up every day. There are some amazing companies I have found over the years. The following […]

Homestead land: Finding the best fit for you

Homestead land: Finding the best fit for you

Homestead land: Finding the best fit for you So, you have decided on starting a homestead?  Where to start? You have to start somewhere!  The best place to start if you do not already have land suitable for homesteading, whether you live in the city […]

How to save tomato seed

How to save tomato seed

How to save tomato seed There is an unchallenged king in gardens everywhere who’s flavor is outstanding – and that is tomatoes!  Growing the perfect tomato is like searching for the holy grail.  It can often elude gardeners. They have become the fan favorite because […]

Food Foraging – How to find native edible plants right in your backyard

Food Foraging – How to find native edible plants right in your backyard

Food Foraging – How to find native edible plants right in your backyard What is food foraging? Well, it is a simple concept really.  The idea of foraging for food has been around forever.  It is “finding and harvesting food from the wild” and for […]

Seed Saving – Quick tips for saving seed

Seed Saving – Quick tips for saving seed

One of the best things you can do for your garden – is to save your own seed.  This is one of the oldest and most beneficial things to learn how to do.  Ever wonder “where did a Cherokee Purple tomato came from?” or what […]

How to install drip irrigation for fruit trees

How to install drip irrigation for fruit trees

How to install drip irrigation for fruit trees What’s the most important to the survival of your fruit trees?  For me in Texas, it is definitely – water!  Here in Texas we have absolutely brutal summers with highs reaching the triple digits regularly.  It can […]

Best animals for your homestead

Best animals for your homestead

Best Animals for your homestead If one of your goals is self-sufficiency (or close to it) and you’re not a vegan, you’ll need a source of milk, eggs, and possibly meat. Even if you are a vegan, keeping animals on your homestead can provide you […]

How to mulch around fruit trees

How to mulch around fruit trees

How to mulch around fruit trees Mulching is an easy way to cut down on water loss by plants and soil, as well as to slowly add nutrients back into the soil. Mulches come in organic and non-organic forms; and they affect soil acidity, water […]

Espalier Fruit Trees  – The solution to your small garden space

Espalier Fruit Trees – The solution to your small garden space

Espalier Fruit Trees – The solution to your small garden space Do you have a small yard or garden? Ever wanted to grow fruit trees but don’t have enough room?  You should give espalier trees a try! What is that? Read more about espalier fruit […]

Amish White Bread Recipe

Amish White Bread Recipe

Amish White Bread Recipe The Amish people are some of the hardest working people in the country.  They know a little something about connecting with each other and their lives.  They pride themselves on making most, if not all of their own foods on their […]

How to amend clay soil

How to amend clay soil

Gardening can be difficult when your garden is mostly clay soil. Clay soil is challenging because it is dense and holds a lot of moisture. It looks like nothing would grow in it. Most people blame the builders for removing the quality soil during the […]

What is Urban Homesteading

What is Urban Homesteading

\If you live in a city and dream of someday being able to work the land and become a urban homesteader, consider this: There’s no need to wait — you can easily do many homesteading activities in the city. You may not have enough garden space […]

5 Tips to Successful Urban Homesteading

5 Tips to Successful Urban Homesteading

Do you want to be a homesteader? Do you dream of taking care of the livestock and tending the garden?  Yep, you might be a homesteader!  That could be a line of jokes. If this is you and you live in the city, then urban […]

5 Ways to be Frugal with your container garden

5 Ways to be Frugal with your container garden

So you want to have your very own vegetable container garden? Are you concerned with the start up costs? Is it worth it?  Absolutely! Here are 5 ways to be frugal with your container garden. Before you know it, you’ll be a frugal vegetable container […]

The Top 10 Organic Gardening Tips

The Top 10 Organic Gardening Tips

The Top 10 Organic Gardening Tips Do you want to start organic gardening? Do you want to be successful at it? We’re here to help!  Here is our Top 10 Organic Gardening Tips! Tip #1 Start with a good organic soil. The soil is the […]

How to get started Homesteading today

How to get started Homesteading today

So you’ve chosen that homesteading sounds good to you, now what? How would can you decrease your reliance on the emotionally supportive networks of modern society? Start homesteading today! The principal question to ask yourself is why do I want to homestead? Know your inspiration. […]

The Top Homesteading Skills that you need to know

The Top Homesteading Skills that you need to know

What ever happened to all of the things our grandparents used to do?  There are many skills our grandparents had that have been lost today. Various homesteading skills are lost on the modern city dweller. Providing food and water for yourself are absolutely crucial. Knowing […]