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How To Build a Simple Hydroponics System for your Homestead

Here are some easy steps a homesteader can use to build a Simple Hydroponic System.  First of all, let’s answer the question… Why would a homesteader want to Build a Simple Hydroponic System?  The quick answer is that a hydroponic growing system will grow food in a small space, and usually with a greater yield […] Read more

Homesteaders Organic Gardening Tips To Grow Better Food

Many homesteaders love to grow using organic methods.  They appreciate the quality of the food, and are sensitive to what they are putting in the ground. We’ve been shocked to find that there are homesteaders who still have a tendency to stay away from organic gardening due to the fact that they’re afraid that bugs […] Read more

Homestead Worm Compost Bin

We want to share a few thought about the importance of worm farming on your homestead, and how you can start with a very easy worm compost bin. If you working a homestead (or just have a garden), you will want to consider having a worm farm to assist with your composting. We believe it […] Read more

Seasonal Considerations for Your Homestead Composting

If you are a homesteader, it is likely that you have a garden that you manage and develop to provide a food source for you and your family.  You probably utilize natural composting to help preserve your rich dirt for growing your crops.  We certainly believe natural and organic compost is a crucial part of […] Read more

Advantages of Using Natural Insecticides on the Homestead

Lots of insect battling chemicals on the market coincide fundamental components with simply adequate variation to enable a different brand name. It’s similar to purchasing ibuprofen. You can buy numerous various variations and strengths of it, however everything boils down to the exact same basic ingredient. Watered down versions can cause a Read more

Raising Turkeys on your Homestead

If you are looking for a way to create a food source and potentially an income, you may want to consider raising turkeys on your homestead.  Raising for meat can be a very beneficial and rewarding endeavor.  We’ll share some ideas and thoughts for you to consider. Among fowls, we’d have to say that turkeys […] Read more

What You Can Do To Enhance Your Organic Gardening

If you are homesteading, chances are you have been growing a garden.  Most of the homesteaders I know want to build a long-term garden and are keen on using organic growing principles.  Homesteaders typically want to grow healthy crops with nutrient rich soil. Organic gardening can be an extremely satisfying method of growing crops and Read more

Building A Garden Fence for Your Homestead

If you are homesteading, chances are you have a garden you regard to in growing crops for your food. There are a lot of considerations in caring for your garden (composting, planting, usually tending, gathering) to secure the plants and produce the greatest yield. There are lots of gardening resources available that focus primarily on […] Read more

Hydroponics Gardening for the Homestead

There is a growing interest in alternative growing methods to increase crop production.  Part of the reason, is the soil is becoming more depleted of the nutrients needed for plant growth.   Over-fertilization, pesticides, and erosion are some of the causes that may contribute to soil problems, lower crop yields, and poor quality vegetables. Read more

Homesteading Can Use Alternative Growing Methods

Most homesteaders are typically the most frugal people when it comes to their resources and land.  If you ask most people who homestead, they will likely give an answer that shows being frugal is simply part of a homesteading lifestyle.   It’s called, being resourceful and also being a good steward of the land. But, not […] Read more

Why Worm Farming is very important for a homestead

When I was growing up I loved to dig for earthworms in our backyard garden. As a kid, I spent lots of time looking for worms so that I always had a ready-supply of bait for my favorite fishing hole. I became pretty good at finding these worms because I learned where to find the […] Read more

Vital and Basic Elements of a Solar Greenhouse

If you are a homesteader you understand that plant reproducing and over-all harvest yield are essential. In fact, for lots of people gardening is a really effective pastime, and sometimes, a necessity of self-reliance and source of income. It is a good means to work by producing vegetables and high-valued plants. It is also a […] Read more
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Using Solar Power on the Homestead

Today, many homesteaders are turning to alternative energy sources to maintain their homestead.  As self-reliance lifestyles become more popular, people will begin to research alternatives to provide electricity to their home and farm. A preferred choice for an energy solution is solar power.   Although, it does have some challenges to get it Read more

Homesteading – Keeping Poultry and Storing Produce

If you are homesteading, or looking to homestead, you are likely interested in living a more simple lifestyle.  Getting back to the basics of simple living requires a commitment to going green.  Homesteading offers you the ideal solution to your need for health and wellness on a budget.  You can transform the land around your […] Read more

The Homesteading Mindset

Developing the mentality of a homesteader doesn’t mean you have to live on 20 acres and butcher livestock, or have an acre garden.  It is something that anyone can do, anywhere, anytime - simply think differently.  With a few tweaks of a thought process, one can develop the homesteading mentality and use it in the most packed urban Read more

Importance of Sheep and Goats for Homesteaders

Many homesteaders raise livestock on their farms.  Having livestock around the homestead is a natural addition that really helps in various areas.  Whether it’s composting, clearing weeds, meat production, or bartering, livestock provide a valuable service. If you have been wondering what livestock to add to your homestead, here is an Read more

Homesteading and the value of bartering

As a homesteader, we’re always looking for ways to become more self-reliant and efficient.  We live quite frugally and enjoy the abundance that comes from our small homestead farm and garden. For us, it is important to live a simple lifestyle and maintain good relationships within our community.  We try to barter with our neighbors, Read more

Portable Greenhouses That are Easily Moved

Greenhouses are becoming more and more popular to those people with “green thumb.” Even home gardeners are considering having one for their garden for the benefits that it gives. Since full-sized, regular greenhouses can really be expensive and costly to maintain, it may be impractical for these small home gardeners to build one. But do Read more

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