50+ Ways to Make Money from your Homestead

50+ Ways to Make Money from your Homestead

A lot of homesteaders, whether they live on a backyard farm or a full-sized homestead, want to find a way to earn an income from their homestead.  We work very hard on our homesteads and it would be great to be able to see some sort of a monetary return on our...
Four Tips for Planning Your Best Garden Yet!

Four Tips for Planning Your Best Garden Yet!

I’ve been guilty (a time or two!) of racing head-first into the nursery and buying every plant in sight, only to get home and wonder what the heck I just did.  Gardening can be so exciting that it’s easy to lose focus! Have you ever ended up at the end of...
How to Make Easy-Peel Hard Boiled Eggs

How to Make Easy-Peel Hard Boiled Eggs

Sometimes I wonder if I have magic chickens…. I see a lot of people who struggle with peeling their farm fresh hard boiled eggs. The first several times I heard from people struggling, I though that it was just a fluke.  Then I realized that there is apparently a...
Ten Reasons Why Weeds Are Not the Enemy

Ten Reasons Why Weeds Are Not the Enemy

I feel like I have become a weed evangelist lately!  No, it’s not like that… 😉  “Weeds” as in the all-natural, annoying-as-heck plants that you just can’t seem to get rid of. Yep, those weeds! I grew up in a home where every weed that dared to poke it’s head through...
How to Make a DIY Farmhouse Style Chick Brooder

How to Make a DIY Farmhouse Style Chick Brooder

Do you ever wonder if you have become a crazy chicken person? A great test is to ask yourself “Am I creating custom furniture for my chickens based on their needs and comfort?”.  If the answer is “yes”, then congratulations and welcome to the club!  We don’t have a...