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 […]

7 Tips For Keeping Yourself Better Organized

Some people are born organized and others not so much! I feel blessed to have the talent of organization! I would truly be lost without it! Although a good bit of it came naturally, I feel I had to fine tune it and work at it. In sharing that, I would like to think many […]

Homemade Bath Salt Recipe

I have done more soaking over the last two years than I have my entire life!  Mind you, I am not complaining, even though my soaks were part of my healing regimen, what a relaxing addition to my life! It is important that we take time for ourselves, nurture our bodies and be good to […]

53 Ways To Make An Income On Your Homestead

You don’t need a lot of property to make this happen. Get your ideas flowing about making a living on your homestead. These 53 ways will help you get started. Living a simple life to your liking, contrary to the cookie cutter mold that the majority of society is following, may require some strategic planning […]

Perseverance

Many of us dive head first into things, but when the going gets tough we don’t have the perseverance to finish! Additionally, sometimes it is hard to sacrifice our time and energy that we hold so dearly, but I am here to tell you that every effort you take, every hour you put in, holding […]

Best Places To Find Homestead & Off-Grid Tools

Yardsaling, flea markets, estate sales, antique and thrift stores, the locations are endless…  As most of you know, I am NOT a shopper, despise being in town more than I need to be BUT I love looking for treasures! This is the perfect time of year to get out and find the things you need […]