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...
Free, Printable To Do Lists for the Homesteader

Free, Printable To Do Lists for the Homesteader

I’m always working on about 72,456 projects at once. Sometimes, I’ll even finish one of them! There’s no denying that building a homestead is a big job, whether you have a 1/4 acre or 200 acres! There are always a million things to get done. I sometimes even...
Why I Kissed the Convenient Life Goodbye

Why I Kissed the Convenient Life Goodbye

Alright, time to drop some reality: homesteading (even backyard homesteading) is hard. What?!  You mean you already knew that?! Yeah, chances are, that if you have been living this way, even for the shortest period of time, you’ve experienced losses, hardships and...
Buying an Urban Homestead: Five Questions You Need to Ask First!

Buying an Urban Homestead: Five Questions You Need to Ask First!

Buying a house is one of those big, exciting, and stressful life events.  I think it may be right up there with getting married…except without the cake (which automatically makes worse in my opinion). You want to find the perfect place so badly – the one you’ve...
We Sold the Homestead

We Sold the Homestead

This week, we said goodbye to our little homestead. I have loved living in that beautiful little valley that is filled with some of the most gorgeous farm land in our state (at least I think so!). I loved the small town lifestyle: how everything shuts down after 6pm,...
Five Myths About Backyard Farming That Need to Stop

Five Myths About Backyard Farming That Need to Stop

We are setting the record straight on backyard farming!  Have you been falling for any of these myths? 1. You have to be a crunchy, tree-hugging hippie to be a backyard farmer Some people who are “crunchy” choose to grow their own food. In the same manner, some people...