• Bedtime on the Farm

    We can hear coyotes howling at night, so when we started adding animals to our …

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  • Trying to Fatten Up Our Goat

    Blossom is the newest goat on the farm, she’s a 2-year old LaMancha …

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  • Getting Ready for Winter

    We homestead in an area with monsoon weather. That means we go without rain for …

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  • We Got 6 Tons of Apples

    It’s good to get to know your neighbors. Most of the time I …

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  • Planning Your Tall Homestead Layout

    With less than an acre of land to work with, planning the layout of your …

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  • United States Hardiness Zones and Why They Matter

    You’ve probably seen it on a seed packet or a plant tag, “…

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  • Great Etsy Shops for Small Business Saturday Shopping

    Forbes magazine says Amazon’s value has increased in 2020 by $570 BILLION dollars. It’…

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  • Nutrient Dense Foods

    Calories that count We learned in the first post in this series that the fundamental …

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  • From Patios to Pastures

    Homesteading Where You Are When we think of homesteading, most of us think of expansive …

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  • The 33 Best Gift Ideas for the Modern Homesteader

    What to Buy for the Homesteader in Your Life The holidays are upon us and …

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  • The Beginning of the Fowl Flock

    The easiest animal product to get started with on a farm is eggs. We started …

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  • Welcome to Our Biggest Little Farm

    What is a “Biggest Little Farm”? It’s a journey that started …

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  • Managing Upheaval

    No one has escaped the upheavals of this year unscathed. We have all been affected …

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  • Reach Out to a Loved One When the World Seems Out of …

    The world might feel like it is spiraling out of control, but with these three …

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  • When Upheaval Brings Change

    With change, comes a certain amount of upheaval. Even if the change is welcome, it …

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  • 6 Tips for Protecting Your Career Through Major Upheaval

    Companies go bankrupt—the economy shifts. A natural disaster or pandemic might even take away …

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  • 5 Ways to Experience Personal Growth Even in an Upheaval

    During upheaval, our minds become busy, and we start thinking more. It is a great …

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  • 5 Things You Can Do to Help Your Child Cope During an Upheaval

    Children cannot help but be mindful of changes in their world. And as much as …

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  • 5 Things to Do Right Now if You are Experiencing an Upheaval

    Life is uncertain. One minute, you are going along, doing what you always do, and …

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  • 6 Ways to Deal with the Upheaval at Work

    Dealing with upheaval at work is not hard, though, if you keep your head. The …

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  • 5 Steps to Dealing with Upheaval in Your Life

    Regardless of the cause, dealing with upheaval is much the same whether you’re in …

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  • Our Homesteading Essentials

    United States Hardiness Zones and Why They Matter

    United States Hardiness Zones and Why They …

    You’ve probably seen it on a seed packet or a plant tag, “Hardy to Zone 5b” or “Perennial above Zone 7a” . What are these zones and why are they important? The USDA established Hardiness Zones, based on the lowest…

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    Great Etsy Shops for Small Business Saturday Shopping

    Great Etsy Shops for Small Business Saturday …

    Forbes magazine says Amazon’s value has increased in 2020 by $570 BILLION dollars. It’s not hard to believe with so many people shopping online due to Covid-19. I’ve certainly contributed to that number, maybe you have too. We don’t have…

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    Nutrient Dense Foods

    Nutrient Dense Foods

    Calories that count We learned in the first post in this series that the fundamental purpose of a homestead is to grow calories to sustain the lives of the people who live on it. If you make all your important…

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    From Patios to Pastures
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    From Patios to Pastures

    Homesteading Where You Are When we think of homesteading, most of us think of expansive pastures, dense orchards, tractors, fences as far as the eye can see, a house with a wrap-around porch, and a big red barn. That’s the…

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    The 33 Best Gift Ideas for the Modern Homesteader

    The 33 Best Gift Ideas for the Modern …

    What to Buy for the Homesteader in Your Life The holidays are upon us and if you’re like me, you’ve done the shopping for the “easy” people on your list, and you’re trying to figure out what to get for…

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