Reflecting on Our 2017 Homestead

So it's already February and I probably should have written this post last month but ya know, we all get busy right? Or sometimes I get lazy. Sometimes, I'm going in 12 different directions, trying to juggle all my creative projects and making the Beard go insane. But I've finally set aside time to give … Continue reading Reflecting on Our 2017 Homestead

How Frugal People Update Their Outdoor Space

If you're anything like me, you're hoping these negative degree wind chill days will go away and new flowers will start blossoming. I'm so ready for spring! So, to curb the winter depression, I'm already planning for spring. Some serious plans are in action. We need more raised garden beds. We are converting our old … Continue reading How Frugal People Update Their Outdoor Space

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