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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 […]
June 29, 2021
importance of good community

Cultivating community when folks aren’t neighborly

Before we’d even moved onto our farm, we found ourselves at odds with a neighbor. What happened was this: my husband and a contractor friend of […]
June 23, 2021
start homesteading with five steps

Five tips to get started in homesteading right where you are

“Whatever you can do, or dream you can, begin it” (Goethe) One of my joys these last few years has been watching people move forward with […]
June 11, 2021
inflation

How to prepare in the face of rising inflation

This site contains affiliate links for which compensation is given in exchange for product promotion.   If you’re like me, you’ve stood at the checkout counter […]
June 3, 2021
why homestead, bucking system, what the future holds

Why all the interest in homesteading?

Every time you turn around, you find someone jumping into homesteading. Fantastic, right? But why the explosion in interest? Is it disenchantment with modern living? An […]
December 26, 2020
first Christmas

A homesteader looks at the first Christmas

With so many of the holiday traditions we enjoy as a family closed or at limited capacity this year, I started to get a bit Scrooge-like […]