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.

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.

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.

Homesteads Aren’t Fueled by Rainbows and Unicorn Farts

Homesteading Is hard work! I’m writing this right now at night because I’m tired and am quite often tired at the end of the day.

So why do it? Is it worth it? These are the questions I often ponder and constantly make me consider why I’m doing this.

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.

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.

9 Ways to Prepare for Homesteading While Still in the City

The homesteading movement is taking root across America. For some it has meant selling their suburban home and moving to the outskirts of town, while for others it means looking for ways to bring the “farm life” to wherever they are because their circumstances make living anywhere but the city impractical.