Fall Equinox Celebrations for the Homesteader

Fall Equinox Celebrations for the Homesteader

The Fall Equinox celebrates the official start of the fall season! Here are 10 Fall Equinox celebrations that are perfect for the homesteader or gardener in us all!   Can you sense it? Autumn is in the air!  And it’s not just the return of pumpkin spice...

Homesteading & Health Insurance

Homesteading & Health Insurance

If homesteading is calling your name, there are some things you need to consider before you quit your job & go off grid! Health insurance is an extremely important consideration for any homesteader - here are some options to consider for you and your family....

How to Move a Homestead: Packing & Moving

How to Move a Homestead: Packing & Moving

Moving is hard. Moving a homestead is even harder! I've got tips and trick to help you with packing and moving your homestead! In February, we moved our homestead 500+ miles from Southwest Idaho to the South Sound area of Washington State! It was… an interesting...

How to Move a Homestead: Selling Your Homestead

How to Move a Homestead: Selling Your Homestead

Selling your homestead and moving can be very stressful! These tips will help ensure that both you and your homestead are prepared for the big move! Moving is hard. But moving a homestead is even harder! In February, we moved our homestead 500+ miles from Southwest...

How to Create a Less Stressful Holiday Season

How to Create a Less Stressful Holiday Season

The holidays can bring joy and cheer to our homes and hearts. Unfortunately, they can also bring a lot of stress! Here are 3 tips to help you create a less stressful holiday season this year! How do the holidays make feel? Are you excited for the merriment and...

Practicing Gratefulness in the Here & Now

Practicing Gratefulness in the Here & Now

If you ever feel frustrated about the scale of your dreams and your inability to make them happen soon enough, this post is for you! Practicing gratefulness in the here and now while we are on our way to "there" may be one of the most important lessons that...

2020 Homestead Management Printable Binder

2020 Homestead Management Printable Binder

It's back! The 2020 Homestead Management Printable Binder is completely updated and ready for you to print! Check out how to use it to organize your homestead and then grab your free copy from the Freebie Library! Get ready to make 2020 the best (or at least the most...

How to Stay Cool Without Air Conditioning

How to Stay Cool Without Air Conditioning

Sick of the heat and your air conditioning bill? We gave up air conditioning 3 summers ago and have no plans to go back! Here's how we save money and stay cool without air conditioning!    Our house doesn’t have air conditioning.  Depending where you live, this...

Our 1 Acre Homestead Layout + FAQ’s

Our 1 Acre Homestead Layout + FAQ’s

All about our 1 acre homestead in Idaho! Check out our homestead layout and some FAQ's that people commonly ask about our little homestead! Our Homestead Stats: Location: Nampa, Idaho USDA Growing Zone: 6B Size: 0.81 acres (It's not even a full acre!) Date purchased:...

10 Ways to Celebrate the Summer Solstice

10 Ways to Celebrate the Summer Solstice

The Summer Solstice is the celebration of the longest day of the year. Here are 10 creative ways to celebrate with the whole family! The Summer Solstice, also know as “Midsummer” or “Litha” in traditional Pagan cultures, marks the longest day of the year. It’s been...

The Truth About Growing Your Own Food

The Truth About Growing Your Own Food

Growing your own food is an exciting and wonderful adventure! But there's more to it than just planting a garden. If you want to be successful, you will need to make some lifestyle changes as well! I remember being a new homesteader and wondering what homesteading...

How Much Food Can You Grow on Less than an Acre?

How Much Food Can You Grow on Less than an Acre?

A lot of people have asked me "How much food can you grow on less than an acre?" I'm sharing exactly what we produce on our 3/4 acre homestead and what we still buy from the store! Story time ? I was in the grocery store the other day grabbing some butter. I had my...

8 Ways We Saved Money on our Homestead Last Year

8 Ways We Saved Money on our Homestead Last Year

There are lots of creative ways to save money and reduce your homestead operating costs! Here are some of the ways that we saved money on our homestead in 2018! If you've been homesteading for any amount of time, you've probably come to realize that homesteading isn't...

Valentines for Gardeners & Homesteaders

Valentines for Gardeners & Homesteaders

These free, printable Valentine's Day cards are a perfect way to show your love for that special homesteader or gardener in your life! Sometimes, between all the chores and craziness of homesteading and gardening, you’ve just gotta have a little fun! And Valentine's...

2018 Homestead Management Binder

2018 Homestead Management Binder

The Homestead Management Binder is a free printable resource to help you organize and track your homestead happenings! Click Here to get the current version of the Homestead Management Binder! Christmas may be over, but I seriously feel like one of Santa’s elves right...

50+ Ways to Make Money from your Homestead

50+ Ways to Make Money from your Homestead

Fifty ideas to make money from your homestead, whether you want to generate a full-time income or a little cash on the side! A lot of homesteaders, whether they live on a backyard farm or a full-sized homestead, want to find a way to make money from their homestead....

Free, Printable To Do Lists for the Homesteader

Free, Printable To Do Lists for the Homesteader

Time to get stuff done! These free printable to do lists are designed to help us homesteaders to keep track of all our projects, our shopping lists and weekly schedules! I’m always working on about 72,456 projects at once. Sometimes, I’ll even finish one of them!...

How to Use Our Homestead Management Binder

How to Use Our Homestead Management Binder

Learn how to use a homestead management binder to track the happenings and progress on your homestead! And don't forget to download your copy of our free Homestead Management Binder! Click Here to get the current version of the Homestead Management Binder! Living...

Homesteading & Freedom: Go Big!

Homesteading & Freedom: Go Big!

So you want to start homesteading? And you have no idea where to start. There will be a lot of people who give you advice like “start with a small garden and see if you enjoy it”, but let’s be real here. You aren’t going to start with a small garden. You are a modern...

Does Homesteading Save Money?

Does Homesteading Save Money?

Today we are tackling everyone's favorite question: "Does homesteading save money?" Plus, I'm sharing 6 principles and practice that will help you adjust your mindset and save more money while homesteading! Yes. And no. But mostly yes. I’m a financial-minded person....