Homestead Allowance — Money Making for Kids

Since Jr. Jack has been born, we're really trying to amp up our self-sufficiency. Not to mention the government shut down scare, where produce wasn't being inspected by the the FDA. So ya, shit got real. Being self-sustaining is huge for us, but we also want to teach Jr. Jack and any future littles that … Continue reading Homestead Allowance — Money Making for Kids

How To Have An Eco-Friendly + Frugal Baby Before They Even Arrive

Ya'll probably know I love my thrift store finds and Craigslist gems. Our entire house, along with our AirBnB, is practically all second hand. Not to mention our wardrobes. But I don't think it has to stop there. Since we are tree-hugging-earth-lovin-hippies, we want to raise Jr. Jack (short for Junior Lumberjack) and our future … Continue reading How To Have An Eco-Friendly + Frugal Baby Before They Even Arrive

How to Afford the Homestead in the Beginning

Honestly, I have seen so many chicken coops that look more glamorous than our house. I've even see immaculate vegetable gardens that are larger than our entire property. And articles about massive farming equipment that is absolutely necessary. But homesteading isn't just about the size of your homestead. And it doesn't matter how big or … Continue reading How to Afford the Homestead in the Beginning

11 Ways to Start Becoming Self-Sufficient

Spring has finally hailed down from the gods and it's time we talk about being self-sufficient. Not like self-sufficiency doesn't happen in winter, but if you're new to this thing like we are (just beginning year 2) -- you need a spring and summer to prepare you for the winter. Because winter can totally suck, … Continue reading 11 Ways to Start Becoming Self-Sufficient

Why We’re Choosing Garden Boxes

"I grow plants for many reasons: to please my soul, to challenge the elements or to challenge my patience, for novelty, nostalgia, but mostly for the joy of seeing them grow." - David Hobson Gardening. My most favorite spring/summer activity. My also worst talent. Spring is calling my name. I've eaten at the nuts I … Continue reading Why We’re Choosing Garden Boxes

5 Reasons to have a Wood Burning Stove

Let's talk wood. The Beard + I are getting ready to completely demo our house this spring. We might also possibly be bribing friends with free beer and pizza to help us. Bribery is a completely acceptable strategy when purchasing a fixer upper 🙂 and getting things done. We have been talking about getting a … Continue reading 5 Reasons to have a Wood Burning Stove