Category: Homesteading

Homesteading 101 – Buying Land

Escaping from the big city is a dream that many of us have and one that we have been very fortunate to achieve. Buying land for your homesteading dream may be either far off, or very near. In either case, here are some helpful…

Homesteading 101 – What is Homesteading

What is Homesteading?

Top ten gifts for the homestead wife

When it comes to equal rights, neither man nor woman gets a day off on the homestead. A wife on the homestead is to be valued beyond measure as, I can attest, all things would come to a screeching halt without my wonderful wife…

Homesteading 101 – Social Changes

There are many changes people face when transitioning to the homestead lifestyle. One of these changes is a shift in social interaction, especially for those moving form a more urban setting to a new rural life. For some people this is one of those…

This post will floor you! Part One

Our barn was the very first structure we built as we knew there was a need to store tools and equipment long before we called the land our home. (You can read a little more about our barn adventure here, here, and here). When…

The 2019 Lambing Season Has Begun

Since we began raising our sheep, most of our lambs have been born in January. Such was the case in 2018 as well and some of them came during a horribly cold period for our area. We were seeing temperatures in the teens and…

A Mule and a Harness

I can’t tell you how excited I am that I finally got a harness on Ruth! When we received her as a free gift over a year ago and she was w-i-l-d… but she has also amazed us constantly! I have been working with…

Hurricane Harvey Cometh

We’re not ready…not for this kind of storm. Since moving to the farm we’ve identified several areas on our property prone to flooding. Thankfully our house isn’t in one of these areas. Unfortunately though, our animal barn is. Our property has a gentle slope…

My decision to leave the workplace and stay home

My decision to leave the workplace and stay home… …was a hard one! But it was the plan all along. Ever since we decided we wanted another child, and God answered with our little Liam, we had planned for me to leave the workplace…

The many updates for Spring 2017

I have long admired those busy homesteaders and farmers who are able to manage their time well enough to be able to blog often. There has been so much going on here that I have thought many times, “This would make a great blog…

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