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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Recommended Item of The Week: Ninja Fit

If you want to use up some of that homestead garden surplus whipping up some healthy drinks, smoothies or whatever other blended snacks you can think of then the Ninja Fit could be a handy little tool for your homestead kitchen.

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Weekly Web Roundup 8-24-17

The weekly post where I share with you homestead relevant items from all around the web that have caught my eye in the last week. Kick back and enjoy this smorgasbord of internet variety.

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Seed Saving for Self Sufficiency

A big step toward self sufficiency is knowing how to collect and store seeds from your garden. On today’s podcast episode I discuss all the basics of seed saving and all the reasons you may want to start doing it.

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Creating and Utilizing Microclimates

Getting the most from your garden depends on a lot of things including the right climate conditions for each specific plant. On today’s podcast episode I discuss how to locate or create microclimates for your garden and how best to use those microclimates.

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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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