Category Archive: Homesteading

Too Much Rain in the Garden – Managing Wet Dirt and Waterlogged Plants

Too Much Rain in the Garden – Managing Wet Dirt and Waterlogged Plants Sometimes spring can do some damage on your garden. Before I moved to raised beds I used to stand at the back door and look outside with a frown as small pools would begin to form. Even with collection of raised beds …

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Homestead Tips: Firewood

Homestead Tips: Firewood There is nothing as human as a fire. There is nothing as fun as humans around a fire. The author begins this article with a sentiment that is very true for those who are heating themselves with wood in the winter. We can never start gathering wood too early. You may be …

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Why Living Smaller Is Living Better! The 5 Big Keys To Downsizing

Why Living Smaller Is Living Better! The 5 Big Keys To Downsizing When I hear the word downsizing it often conjures up visions of children growing up and heading off to college. I see mother and father staring at one another inside a once necessary home that has suddenly just become a headache to two …

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12v Deer and Critter Alarm

12v Deer and Critter Alarm This is a title that will resonate with those gardeners or those chicken keepers out there. It is always a struggle to keep the deer out of our gardens. I mean, I have even struggled dealing with rabbits in my garden. A woman once told me tales of stingy squirrels …

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How To Make A Homemade Battery From Scratch Right Now

How To Make A Homemade Battery From Scratch Right Now Some types of technology are wrapped up so tight that to the average person it seems nearly impossible to be replicated. We have all had that feeling when we are missing the batteries that we need. In that moment with our basic understanding of power, …

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How To Build The Ultimate Tomato Cage For Under $2

How To Build The Ultimate Tomato Cage For Under $2 Do you want to enjoy bigger fruit and a bigger yield from your tomatoes and peppers this year? When you use tomato cages a few things happen, first the plant grows vertically and is stabilized by the cage and secondly this keeps the fruit off …

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12 Lifesaving Canning Rules

12 Lifesaving Canning Rules You MUST Follow When it’s that time of year to preserve your garden bounty, an excellent method of food preservation is ‘canning’. If done properly, it is entirely safe. However care and precaution are in order. Canning low acid food is the only preservation method that can be deadly, so with …

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This Little Weed is One of the Most Useful Medicines on the Planet

This Little Weed is One of the Most Useful Medicines on the Planet I can almost guarantee you have either killed, walked over, let a dog pee on or just totally ignored this little weed that is probably one of the planets most useful natural medicines you can find. I have this growing in my …

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How To Build a DIY Solar Oven

How To Build a DIY Solar Oven Have you ever thought about what you would do if you found yourself without electricity indefinitely? Specifically, have you thought about how you would cook and/or heat food? With no electricity, conventional ovens and stoves would be out of the question. Unless you owned a portable propane-powered stove, …

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Ten Simple Steps Toward Self-Sufficiency

Ten Simple Steps Toward Self-Sufficiency In an ideal world we would all be self-sufficient and have no stress, no money worries and certainly n debt!.  We would have enough food, enough water, enough power, and enough fuel, and perhaps most important, enough money to live a well-rounded, healthy and comfortable life. We would have to …

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