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.
When we think of growing food for our family right outside our door, there are all kinds of excuses that can crop up to stop us in our tracks. Here are five myths about micro-farming that can keep you from reaching your goal.
Would you like to grow food for your family, but are unsure of how to start? In this article, I’ll outline six mistakes new micro-farmers often make and six ways you can set yourself up for success.
Many people want to start homesteading or gardening but don’t know how to start or how to fit it into their schedule. After all, regular everyday life is busy enough. These resources will help guide you through the process of getting started, busting through doubt and discomfort, and achieving your dreams.
The homesteading life has a romantic quality to it. Is it really romantic? Here’s how to achieve the state of mind of a true homesteader.
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.
Growing all of your own food is a lofty goal, yet rarely achieved even by the best homesteaders. Real food is expensive and time-consuming to acquire. Here are two ways we found money in the budget for real food.