How To Keep Homesteading Through Hard Times

Lessons I’ve Learned Through a Decade of Living Rural

Have you had second thoughts on whether to keep homesteading or not? Maybe you’ve felt like quitting during difficult moments? I certainly have. In the past 10 years of living rural and homesteading on my own with my husband and two children, I’ve had those moments, too. And I’m not ashamed to share them with […]

Slow Starts & Peaceful Mornings

I am sitting here in my robe by the fire, with my coffee and felt compelled to share my thoughts this morning. There is something so precious and peaceful about a slowly started and peaceful morning. Can you relate to this? I hope so, but my fear is that the majority of the population today […]

Saving And Winning With Money: Food

Several years ago, I was working full-time in a corporate environment with a two-hour daily drive. To say it was draining is an understatement. My husband and I had several discussions about me quitting work and becoming a one-income family. The plan was for me to do some virtual assistant work but not to count […]

Modern Homesteading and Mental Health

How Training Your Brain Can Give You a Big Boost on Your Journey to Self-Reliance

Being self-reliant means many things to many people. Usually, a self-reliant lifestyle is associated with some degree of homesteading, living off the land-perhaps even off the grid and providing for yourself and your family with nothing but the skill and strength of your own two hands. It means being prepared to survive and care for […]

The Best Ways To Serve Your Spouse

Not Just On Valentine's Day, But EVERY Day!

Valentine’s Day is one of those holidays that I find people either LOVE it, HATE it or find it to be “Just Another Day”. Everyone goes crazy to show their love for that special someone or for their family. Don’t get me wrong, it is a good day to celebrate the love you have for […]

When Plans Change Good Things Can Happen

When it comes to our homesteading journey we are at a point now that we’ve learned two lessons. One, things cost more than we thought they would. And two, things take longer to do than expected. Those combined can really impact a yearly goals list. You’ll see what I mean later. 2016 started out with […]

2016 Goals & Weeding: What do they have in common?

There’s no way 2016 objectives and weeding the garden have anything in common.  Maybe not from first glance but really they do.  I’ll get to what that is later on.  First, I want to share with you (because many have asked) our 2016 goals. We set our objectives for the year on New Year’s Day […]

Goals vs. Reality – Gardening, Canning, and Building

In my previous post, MORE Was My Catalyst,  you read about how I got started on my journey and the progress made.  Now that I have another year under my belt I still feel like there is so much to do.  Initially, I thought that we’d be able to get everything how we wanted it […]

MORE Was My Catalyst

Have you ever thought “There’s got to be more to life?”  Yep, that’s where I was at September 2013.  I was working a full-time job with a minimum two-hour commute daily and an elementary child in before and after school care (known as Latchkey here in our school system).  I was dissatisfied with my job […]

Today we formed our family…

Not only did I marry my Best Friend today – Together we formed a family. A family which will stick together through think and thin. A family which will be there for one another. A family which will help each other grow and grow out of ourselves. A family which will grow together.   Grow together […]