Homesteading, Gardening, and Off-Grid Living

Category: Homesteading

  • How to Start a Christmas Tree Farm

    How to Start a Christmas Tree Farm

    Christmas trees can be an incredibly profitable crop for small acreage farms. This low-maintenance crop is ideal for someone who wants to earn a bit of extra income from their land but doesn’t have much time to spare. By dividing up your land and planting new trees every year, you can produce reliable income year…

  • What is the Best Deer Food Plot for Sandy Soil?

    What is the Best Deer Food Plot for Sandy Soil?

    If you are a hunter and you want to attract deer to your property, one of the best ways is to grow a food plot. One common problem is sandy soil. Many crops just don’t grow well in sandy conditions. In this guide, we’ll outline the best food plots for sandy soil. We’ll outline the…

  • The Art of Scything: An Ancient Tool for Modern Homesteaders

    The Art of Scything: An Ancient Tool for Modern Homesteaders

    In the gentle morning light, a rhythmic swish breaks the stillness as a blade sweeps through the tall grass, laying it down in neat rows. This serene scene encapsulates the ancient art of scything, a traditional method of mowing and reaping that dates back to a time before the clamor of gasoline engines echoed through…

  • Growing Lavender for Profit on a Small Farm or Homestead

    Growing Lavender for Profit on a Small Farm or Homestead

    Lavender can be an incredibly profitable crop. It requires little maintenance, it’s easy to grow, and the startup cost is low. It’s also a surprisingly versatile crop. Lavender can be sold fresh, dried, or processed into a wide range of value-added products. It also doesn’t require too much land to grow profitably. Lavender can produce…

  • Raised Beds Vs In Ground Gardening: Pros and Cons

    Raised Beds Vs In Ground Gardening: Pros and Cons

    When starting a garden, one of the most important decisions you’ll have to make is whether you want to build raised garden beds or simply grow directly in the ground. This decision will depend on a number of factors including what you plan to grow, how much space you have to work with, and your…

  • Pros and Cons of Homesteading

    Pros and Cons of Homesteading

    Homesteading can offer an incredibly rewarding and healthy lifestyle. While living on a homestead, you’ll enjoy fresh and delicious food and get lots of exercise. That said, it’s certainly not for everyone. There are plenty of disadvantages of homesteading to consider. Homesteading is time-consuming and requires an enormous amount of labor. You’ll also have to…

  • Raising Backyard Ducks Vs Chickens: Pros and Cons

    Raising Backyard Ducks Vs Chickens: Pros and Cons

    Ducks and chickens are both popular livestock options for homesteaders. They’re inexpensive, versatile, and easy to raise. They also provide you with delicious eggs and meat. Which is the best species for you? To help you decide, this guide outlines the pros and cons of raising ducks vs chickens. We’ll cover egg and meat production,…

  • 17 Best Homesteading Animals for Self-Sufficiency

    17 Best Homesteading Animals for Self-Sufficiency

    Animals provide essential services for homesteaders. You may raise animals for food, meat, milk, eggs, fertilizer, fiber, labor, companionship, and more. This guide outlines 17 of the best homesteading animals for self-sufficiency. In this guide, we’ll cover all of the common farm animals including chickens, cows, pigs, and goats. We’ll also cover a few less…

  • Urban Homesteading for Beginners: How to Be Self-Sufficient in the City

    Urban Homesteading for Beginners: How to Be Self-Sufficient in the City

    When most people think of homesteading, they imagine living in the middle of nowhere, surrounded by miles of farmland. You don’t have to live on a farm to homestead. You can do it in the city too! Even if you live in an apartment. Urban homesteading is becoming more and more popular, as people are…

  • How to Start a 1 Acre Homestead: Layout and Becoming Self Sufficient

    How to Start a 1 Acre Homestead: Layout and Becoming Self Sufficient

    If you’re interested in homesteading but feel like you don’t have the land or resources to get started, never fear! It is possible to start a homestead on one acre of land or less. While you may not be able to achieve complete self-sufficiency on such a small plot of land, with careful planning it…