First Year Building An Off-Grid Homestead: A few Things I Learned Along the Way


Guest Post: I will start out by saying I tend to learn things the hard way. It is not that I am unwilling to take advice from others but I tend to jump into things and then ask questions later. Sometimes it is a fun learning experience and occasionally it is a what was I thinking experience. When it is one of those moments I could kick myself in the butt for, I try not to dwell on it and find something small I can accomplish and feel good about.


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First Year Building An Off-Grid Homestead


Guest Post: Given the situation I was in, I decided it was time to finally pursue the dream I had as a teenager. It may not be in Alaska but I found a 40 acre lot I could afford and start my homestead. The only thing I had was my truck, a large tent, some tools, and a small generator. Starting from the first day I arrived, I knew this was going to be a challenge.


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The Basics Of Raising Meat Rabbits


In this video I cover the basics of raising meat rabbits. This was recorded from one of our regular online video live events where we discuss a variety of homesteading topics to help and encourage both experienced and beginner homesteaders.


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Planning Your Spring Garden


There is much to consider when you layout a plan for your spring garden and in this article/podcast episode I will help you think through the details and provide you with the tools and knowledge you need to have your best garden so far.


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Keeping Bees for Pollination Without Honey


Over the past several years many people have heard about the problems that the honey bee has been facing. Scientist and the such have labeled this problem as Colony Collapse Disorder. And while many people around the world are studying this and debating its cause and what can be done about it.


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Homesteading In The Winter


Perhaps when one thinks of homesteading they have images in their mind of digging in the garden on a warm summer day or perhaps putting in fence posts while sweat runs down your brow and no doubt these scenes are common on the homestead but in the winter homesteading looks completely different.


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Winter Preparations On The Homestead


Depending on where you live winter can be a trying time on the homestead, but with a little preparation we can weather the storm a little easier and make those long winter months safer and less stressful.

Here are a few things you may need to do before it gets too bad outside.


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Hunting Whitetail Deer To Fill The Homestead Freezer


Homesteading isn’t all about gardening and raising livestock, hunting to supply meat for the homestead is a long standing tradition and way of life for the homesteader as well. Hunting the Whitetail Deer is one the most common and most rewarding hunts a homesteader can partake in. On Today’s podcast I will discuss everything you need to know to hunt whitetail deer and fill the homestead freezer.


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How To Get Started Raising Pigs On The Homestead


Are you thinking about adding pigs to your homestead? Pigs are a great homestead animal but there are a few things you should know before you get started.

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