Some Cattle on farm

Raising Livestock is the Path to Sustainability

Last Updated on April 26th, 2020Path to Sustainability is Raising Livestock – When it comes to living a more sustainable lifestyle, raising our own food plays a key role. Dependence on grocery stores just won’t do! We’ve been disappointed in the quality, freshness, and availability of many commercial food products anyway. Even though we are big supporters of other local producers and farmers, we don’t want to totally rely on them, either. Besides, we happen … Read more

Beautiful view of mountain trees

Affordable Living Off the Grid Guide How to Live Cheap

Last Updated on June 2nd, 2020Affordable Living Off the Grid – Our last post, The Challenge: Affordably Living Off of the Grid, got so much response that I decided to tell a little more about our backstory. This is a detailed post with lots of experience and lessons we learned about moving from a fast-paced lifestyle to a remote location. I want to share our “get to the country” plan and how things changed and … Read more

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Building and Living Off of the Grid Homesteader Life Affordably

Last Updated on April 26th, 2020Affordably Building and Living Off of the Grid, As many of you know, my husband and I have been working and planning towards our homesteader life for many years now. Affordably Building and Living Off of the Grid While many people don’t start on their rural living journey until after retirement, or spending several decades building a nest egg, we opted for a different route. Living off of the grid … Read more

Holiday Gift Ideas From Rural Living Today

Holiday Gift Ideas From Rural Living Today

Last Updated on June 2nd, 2020Holiday Gift Ideas – Is it that time of year again? Our family truly enjoys this special month of December. We celebrate Christmas in many ways, from a birthday cake for Jesus to special holiday menus, from stockings on the mantle to a fragrant Christmas tree. But our favorite facet of the month has to be the warm and festive gatherings with family, friends, and neighbors. And some of those get-togethers … Read more

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10 Realistic Ways to Overcome Food Crisis

Last Updated on June 3rd, 2020Overcome Food Crisis – Prepare for rising food prices and potential shortages—starting right now. Our well-being is dramatically affected by things we can’t control: weather, inflation, politics, etc. More immediately, now there are worldwide concerns. Many popular processed foods are based on corn and soy. These two products and other grains are the foundation of commercial livestock feeds. Survival Food: A Comprehensive Guide for Beginners Mini Milking Cows: What Are Small … Read more

Big Deal GMOs

What’s the Big Deal GMOs?

Last Updated on June 1st, 2020You may be hearing a lot about Big Deal GMOs. Most likely, you eat them regularly. The acronym GMO stands for “genetically modified organism.” Bayer’s 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 over a decade ago. It’s gotten out of control. Ever eat a product containing soy or corn products? If you … Read more

Ten Things to Love About Rural Living

10 Things to Love About Rural Living

Last Updated on April 24th, 2020Things to Love About Rural Living, After living for a long time in urban and suburban environments, I am now living a rural lifestyle. Is this for everybody? Maybe not. But I sure do enjoy rural living 52 weeks a year in a place where I used to vacation for 2 weeks a year. Things to Love About Rural Living Apart from a few years that I spent as an … Read more

Backyard Chicken Adoption Guide

Successful Hen and Backyard Chicken Adoption

Last Updated on June 5th, 2020Backyard Chicken Adoption – A few months ago, one of our hens, Pigwidgeon, went broody. She was soon joined (literally, in the same nest) by her pal Hedwig. Before long, April had taken over the nestbox in the other coop. Some hens will sit on a nest for a few days and then go back to business as usual. So I kept an eye on these girls, and they all … Read more

Colorful Rooster

Keeping a Rooster Pros and Cons ~ Learn Which is Best for You

Last Updated on April 26th, 2020Deciding on keeping a rooster or not, that is a big question! When it comes to owning a roosters, there are pros and cons to consider. There are many people making money by owning chickens and roosters as well. Pros and Cons of Keeping a Rooster Rooster has several positive roles in a flock of chickens. A rooster provides fertilization services to the hens in the flock. Rooster will serve … Read more

Creating and Building Root Cellars

Creating and Building Root Cellars for Year-Round Storage

Last Updated on May 31st, 2020Creating and Building Root Cellars – We have done some research though, and to answer your questions, we’ll share what we’ve learned. In some climates, root vegetables can winter in place in the garden, well-mulched before the first freeze. If frozen ground prevents harvest, the vegetables will usually be edible in the spring as long as they haven’t been devoured or damaged by rodents. But for storage of other produce, … Read more