When you decide to go green, it is important that you also get homestead insurance. Going green is the in thing these days and in the US there are thousands of households who are resorting to producing their own supply of energy. Living off the grid and Homesteading can be an interesting endeavor, especially when […]
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.
Here I am, living on 100 acres and real jazzed about it. I’m jazzed at night looking back at the day, and I’m really jazzed when I wake up! I remember one day years ago in my corporate life. I was in a meeting discussing TPS report cover designs and I found myself daydreaming. I can’t even recall what […]
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 […]
From a quarter of an acre, a backyard homestead can harvest: 1,400 eggs 50 pounds of wheat 60 pounds of fruit 2,000 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 […]
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!