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November 19, 2021
heritage breed turkey

Raising Heritage Turkeys on the Homestead

What a delight to know that you can play a significant part of rejuvenating an endangered breed of animal and preserve a piece of cultural heritage […]
November 6, 2021
Lakenvelder, heritage breed

Why you should consider a heritage breed for your homestead

Thinking of adding poultry, pigs, sheep, horses. or cattle to your homestead? Why not consider a heritage breed? Heritage breeds are the livestock our ancestors would […]
September 3, 2021

Ten lessons learned from a power outage

When the electricity went out for 26 hours recently, it was an eye-opener! Here are ten important lessons I learned: If it happened once, it can […]
August 18, 2021
homeschooling, humanism, modern education

Do your homework before you send your kids to school

Dorothy Sayers in her award-winning lecture at Oxford University said “We let our young men and women go out unarmed, in a day when armour was […]
August 7, 2021
homeschool on the homestead

Answering your own homeschooling objections

In my previous two posts, I talked about why so many homesteaders also seem to be homeschoolers, and shared about our own journey into this undertaking […]
August 3, 2021
the homestead as a classroom

Why homesteading and homeschooling pair well together

If it’s a cliche that homesteaders tend to be homeschoolers, I now fit the stereotype. But why? In my last blog, I talked a bit about […]
August 1, 2021

Pleased to fulfill the homeschool stereotype

Why are so many homesteaders also homeschoolers? For most of my life, I dreamed about the former, and scorned the prospect of the latter. Not because […]
July 15, 2021

Get excited for fall garden planting!

Midsummer with its baked earth, scorching temperatures, and choking clusters of weeds makes the cool, moist soil of spring seem a lifetime ago. The spinach and […]
July 1, 2021
property rights and liberty

Does “the pursuit of happiness” refer to land ownership?

When Thomas Jefferson penned the phrase that “life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness” were among the inalienable rights of men, many historians believe that the […]


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