Homesteading

Perfect Gifts for Farm Kids

Perfect Gifts for Farm Kids

It can be tricky to find the perfect gifts for farm kids, so I've worked...
The Real Cost of Raising Meat Birds

The Real Cost of Raising Meat Birds: Year One

What is the real cost of raising meat birds?  Is it worth it? For my...
Starting a Farm is Like Having a New Baby

Starting a Farm is like Having a New Baby

Starting a farm is like having a new baby. It was exciting and new and...
25 Ways to Use Fresh Basil

25 Ways to Use Fresh Basil

Is your basil growing like crazy this summer?  Too much basil is a good problem! ...
Discovering Hope in the Berry Patch

Discovering Hope in the Berry Patch

I'm waxing philosophical in the berry patch today, and I also made a video which...
Are You Planting Tomatoes the Right Way?

Are You Planting Tomatoes the Right Way?

Are you planting tomatoes the right way? I learned about planting tomatoes the right way...
My Pastured Poultry System: How to Use Up Every Last Bit

My Pastured Poultry System: How to Use Up Every Last Bit

It's true: pastured poultry is more expensive than chicken from the grocery store.  Which is...
Spring Garden Tour on the New Farm

Spring Garden Tour on the New Farm

Wouldn't it be fun if you could swing by for a spring garden tour on...
Hugelkultur Raised Garden Beds

How to Build Hugelkultur Raised Garden Beds

It all started with a permaculture book checked out from the library last year.  I...
How to Raise Pastured Poultry

How to Raise Pastured Poultry, Part 1: DIY Brooder Pen

It's going to be a crazy next few months, y'all, what with moving, installing new...
The Best Livestock Guardian Dog for Chickens

The Best Livestock Guardian Dog for Chickens

Note from Kathleen: Today I'm welcoming my favorite guest post author...my husband, Mr. Native Texan! ...
3 Acre Homestead for Sale in Northern Virginia

3 Acre Homestead for Sale in Northern Virginia

In 2012, Mr. Native Texan hit the big 4-0.  In honor of such a momentous...
How to Raise Pastured Poultry

Our 2017 Homesteading Year in Review

2017 was a big homesteading year for us.  Most notably, it was our first year to...
5 Crunchy Books that are Changing My Life

5 Crunchy Books that are Changing My Life

Just when my friends and assorted family members thought I couldn't get any crunchier... (more…)
Basic Tomato Sauce for Canning

Basic Tomato Sauce for Canning or Freezing

This Basic Tomato Sauce for Canning recipe is definitely a step up from my original...