When developing a permaculture homestead, you’ve got a lot of dreams and it’s easy to feel overwhelmed. Are you wondering where to start? Here’s how to look at all you want to accomplish and create a plan that breaks it down into manageable tasks. This is called implementation planning.
When designing a homestead based on permaculture principles, it’s essential to draw out a few maps before getting started. This process is akin to putting together a puzzle. Dumping out and looking at all the pieces from a bird’s-eye view before putting together the puzzle gives you a vision for your ultimate goal, so your efforts are maximized and the final layout is a low maintenance homestead.
Think you can’t have a homestead without a garden? Think again! If you don’t have a garden, don’t despair. There are a lifetime of skills to learn. Here are 80 productive skills to start your path to homesteading without a garden.
Weekly meal planning can significantly improve the nutrient density of your diet, help you manage the garden harvest, and save you money. Get my FREE weekly meal planning template with a sample weekly menu, and see how my household saved $1,000 in one year using our data from a year of meal planning records.
Herbal salves are often used for healing skin ailments. Learn how to use herbs from your garden to make healing salves.
Herbal infused oils are simple to make at home. Make your own healing calendula oil to keep in your first aid kit for use on scrapes, burns, and other skin ailments.
Have you ever met one of your all-time favorite heroes? How did you feel? Giddy? Nervous? Terrified? Here’s my story of chatting with two of the early pioneers of the modern homestead movement.
Cleaning the oven seems so daunting that most of us avoid it entirely. Here’s how I failed miserably at the task, and what I will do next time (and suggest you do instead).