The Underappreciated Mulberry Tree


When someone asks me what my favorite most useful tree on the homestead is I’m quick to answer, The Mulberry Tree! This usually surprises the person asking the question as this tree is considered a burden to many homeowners. In this podcast episode I’ll talk about why I believe it is one of the best trees you can have on your homestead.


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Expanding Your Home Outdoors


As many of you are doubtlessly aware, homesteading requires creativity and ingenuity. Many folks live sustainably on a small acreage of land. My husband and I find that as the weather warms, our time outdoors increases. Here, on our small homestead nestled in the mountains of Vermont, we have discovered opportunities to expand our living spaces by creating private areas outdoors as well as creatively using outbuildings. .


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Homesteading Saved My Life!


Someone recently asked me to write an article answering the question “Homesteading is important to me because…” This was easy for me to answer because I believe I’m still walking this earth today because of homesteading. Here’s my story.


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My Favorite Homesteading Books


Books have always played a big part in my life and while video’s, podcasts and blog posts are useful, the book will always be my favorite resource. Here is a small list of my favorite homesteading books.


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Turning Your Backyard Into A Wildlife Garden


Most of us know that today’s conventional lawns are generally unsustainable. Grass not only requires large amounts of water and mowing, but it also provides very little to the native ecosystem. Below are some tips on turning your landscaping into a sustainable wildlife garden that benefits your local flora and fauna.

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