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 […]
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.
From a quarter of an acre, Backyard Homestead can harvest: 1400 eggs 50 pounds of wheat 60 pounds of fruit 2000 pounds of vegetables 280 pounds of pork 75 pounds of nuts Want to know how? Read on! A lot of the time, when people are beginning with their homestead, it’s difficult to know which direction […]
One question many of our Rural Living Today readers have in common is “Where do I start?” We’ve been addressing that question in several different ways, and today we have a great addition to our tool kits.
Jill Winger of The Prairie Homestead has written an excellent book called Your Custom Homestead. Jill describes it as a “How to Organize Your Thoughts, Dreams, and Ideas to Turn Them into a Unique Homestead” book.
We knew our RLT readers would love that!
If we were limited to only one reference guide to rural living, this would be it. As the title implies, this book includes an introduction to many skills needed to develop a self-sufficient lifestyle. John and Martha, founders of Storey Publishing, collected information from 150 experts to present step-by-step illustrated instruction and tips on a myriad of […]