Reduce Your Burn Rate: While creating multiple income streams is one path toward making ends meet, there’s another aspect that involves managing that income. We call it “Reduce Your Burn Rate” of our money. Reduce Your Burn Rate to Get Off Treadmill of Debt Today many of us live in a society that is based totally upon debt…debt […]
Maybe you are thinking of changing your surroundings. Many people seek a more rural lifestyle. Perhaps you've already made that change. Either way, our goal in homesteading today is to enable you to learn about and pursue a more sustainable existence. Whether you're from the city or suburbs, we'll help you along the way on your homesteading journey.
Learn along with us as we share tips, ideas, and stories of real people making their homesteading dreams come true. We offer firsthand experience about homesteading, livestock, sustainability, prepping, survival, renewable energy, gardening, and personal finance.
We are an extended family that dreamed for many years of living a more outdoor-oriented, simpler and quieter lifestyle. Several years ago, we bought an old homestead farm we now call home. Three generations work and play together, learning to be more self-sufficient, developing a more sustainable lifestyle. We consider ourselves true homesteaders.
Our goal is to encourage others who are transitioning to a rural existence or who are already homesteading.
Last post we talked about creating multiple income streams. That is the “bread and butter” of a financial strategy for making ends meet. It’s where we recommend that anyone start when creating a plan for longterm sustainability. But there are additional ways to ease the strain on the family piggy bank. Financial Aid and Making Ends Meet […]
Multiple Income Streams is important to Making Ends Meet on the Farm. Major part is having several small income streams that will merge into a river. Think you can’t thrive on the farm without that one fat paycheck? Think again! In Making Ends Meet on the Farm: Normal Redefined, we told you about what we think is […]
How to pay the bills? A number of RLT readers who are preparing for or considering a move to a rural property have asked us a very simple, yet important question: “How do you make a living and pay the bills?” Some who are already living on their farms have a similar question: “How can we transition from outside […]
You may be hearing a lot about GMOs. Monsanto, with the support of many businesses, organizations, and agencies, has been steadily increasing its use of GMOs since the first GMO tomato was introduced about 15 years ago. It’s gotten out of control. Ever eat a product containing soy or corn products? Most likely—they’re in huge numbers of packaged […]
Getting There It’s About the Journey modern homesteading, the importance of master planning. Reader MZGarden and her husband already know the value of a plan—and their story shows how it’s working! We are really impressed by their planning and preparation, including their evaluation of their future plans and how they honed their rural living skills while […]