How To Say ‘No’ To Other People’s Garbage

Honestly, that shouldn't be the title of this post. It really should be: How To Be Creative + Frugal With Other People's GarbageThat's more fitting. Now, I know some of you are probably pissed because I lured you in with this title but in this lies the golden rule of homesteading. Like any farmer worth … Continue reading How To Say ‘No’ To Other People’s Garbage

Homesteading — The Backyard Chicken Flock

You will never know the value of a chicken, unless that is -- they start plopping eggs down everywhere like it's a pooping party. A pooping party I'm happy to attend. We have just successfully raised 14 of 15 chicks to full feathering during the coldest winter temperatures in years. Wind chills dipped below -30 … Continue reading Homesteading — The Backyard Chicken Flock

How to Have a Greener Home on a Frugal Budget

Whether you live in the sticks or have someone's closet in the city, there is always room for making a greener, more earth conscious home. We're all about promoting an earth conscious home, helping others and the planet out while also not having to withdraw your 401K to do so. We advocate self made products, … Continue reading How to Have a Greener Home on a Frugal Budget

Skills to Build Before Moving to a Homestead

Since The Beard and I have moved to our one acre mini homestead, we've learned A LOT. There are skills you already have, skills that need to be sharpened, skills that need to be learned, skills that need to be forced upon us, and skills that happen unexpectedly. If you're anything like me, you have … Continue reading Skills to Build Before Moving to a Homestead

How to Host Friends for the Holidays on a Frugal Budget

We really are just like anyone else. Well, not exactly but we like to have friends too. And friends don't always fit into that frugal budget. I mean we want to have a homestead before we retire. But how do we host friends for the holidays without blowing our monthly budget on one night? Fancy … Continue reading How to Host Friends for the Holidays on a Frugal Budget

Everyone Needs Mentors on the Homestead

Often times, when us new homesteaders are reading blog posts by very skilled, advanced homesteaders -- we just assume they have been birthed with all the talents in the world, coming out bearing an ax in one hand, flowers in the other. They know how to chop wood, how to build a house, how to … Continue reading Everyone Needs Mentors on the Homestead

Frugal Tips for Your Beauty Face and Cosmetics

Ever wonder how toiletries add up at the store? First thing you know, you're checking out a few items that cost $10... then the toiletries start rolling in and somehow that bill goes from $10 to well over $100 and you start grabbing the cash register belt screaming at it to stop. Your beauty products … Continue reading Frugal Tips for Your Beauty Face and Cosmetics