Wild Edibles, Homestead Updates, and Inspiring Stories

. Wild Edibles One skill I’ve been trying to develop is wild plant identification and especially of the varieties that are edible or can be used medicinally. There are a lot of good books out there but I have found YouTube especially helpful, particularly  Gregg Carter from The Rural Economist and his Video Series on YouTube dealing […]

Making Raised Garden Beds Using Natural Materials

In this post I thought I would share with you a few ideas from videos and pictures I found from around the web about how to build raised vegetable garden beds using natural materials such as the soil itself, rocks and logs. This can be a great way to build raised beds if you’re on a budget or just wanting to incorporate a more natural looking design into your property, these designs fit especially well into a permaculture design.

Building A Berry Abundant Homestead

When it comes to growing an abundance of bush fruits on your homestead, or as I like to call it “building your own nature’s candy factory” there are a few things to consider like,what to grow, how much to grow, where to grow them, and how to maintain them. Even after taking all these things into consideration it is my opinion that growing berries on your homestead is one of the most beneficial uses of your time, space and energy when it comes to growing your own food.

The Best Year Ever For Your Homestead

What can another year to the homesteader mean? Are you going to do the same things you’ve always done or are you going to make this next year the best year you’ve ever had for your homestead?

The Inspiring Side Of Urban Homesteading

Recently I have been checking out a few websites of folks making a difference in the world through urban homesteading. One of the things I find inspiring about these folks is the community involvement that seems to take place and the positive change their urban homesteading endeavors seem to have throughout that community. Here are […]

Christmas Traditions at The Small Town Homestead

So often on the homestead we focus on other seasons of year, in the spring we are planting, in the fall we are harvesting, but this time of the year for us is a season of traditions. It really begins the Friday after Thanksgiving when our bellies are still full, we put on some classic Christmas music and dig all the decorations up out of the basement, we put up the tree and set out all the trinkets.