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

Animals Gotta Pay for Themselves

"I got livestock. I got livestock. I got cows. I got pigs. I got sheep. I got mules. I got all live stock." -Johnny Cash When most people think of homesteading, they think of two things. First, a garden. Then, the animals come marching in 2 by 2, hurrah! While we are still trying to figure out the garden situation because … Continue reading Animals Gotta Pay for Themselves

9 Ways to be a Frugal Badass During the Holidays

"It's the most wonderful expensive time of the year." For I love the holiday season with the ember glow of a fireplace, the spirit of giving, and the kindness of people. However, with this time also comes quite a bit of unnecessary expense. Often times, we find the demons following us from overdrawn accounts and maxed … Continue reading 9 Ways to be a Frugal Badass During the Holidays

Frugal Things to do With Friends Besides Going Out to Eat or Drink

Being frugal doesn't mean you can't have friends or you have to succumb to a boring life. I've compiled a list of fun things to do with friends, kids, or your spouse. And most of them are FREE, if not all of them. For the outdoor adventure seekers and nature lovers We're hardcore adventure seekers.  … Continue reading Frugal Things to do With Friends Besides Going Out to Eat or Drink

Things Frugal People Should Never Buy

Being a frugalist doesn't mean you have to go without all the modern conveniences of every day life. We consider ourselves pretty extreme cheapskates (minus the toilet paper free households -- not our thing) but that doesn't mean we don't use lights, or hot water, or coffee makers. We have all of those things. And … Continue reading Things Frugal People Should Never Buy