Month: March 2018

Homesteading Challenges: The 3 Biggest You’ll Face

Homesteading Challenges: The 3 Biggest You’ll Face

Life as a homesteader is awesome and rewarding and I wouldn’t want to live any other way, but let’s have an honest conversation about the biggest homesteading challenges you will face when you  decide to live this life. Here are the three most common… (Don’t 

Strawberry Rhubarb Pie

Strawberry Rhubarb Pie

Rhubarb is a big deal in Minnesota. Since our natural growing season is so short, rhubarb is often the first thing any of us are able to harvest. One of the first signs of spring is rhubarb, and Strawberry Rhubarb Pie is our favorite way 

Homesteading Questions: There Are No Dumb Ones

Homesteading Questions: There Are No Dumb Ones

When we decide to jump into the homesteading life, it makes a lot of sense that we would have a lot of homesteading questions. A. lot. It’s important for all of us to realize that a) questions are great and b) there aren’t any dumb 

Death: It’s Part of Life on the Homestead

Death: It’s Part of Life on the Homestead

Death. It’s that very real part of homesteading that no one really likes to talk about much. Dealing with animal death on the homestead is a touchy subject, but it’s one that really can’t be ignored. If you have animals on your homestead, you will, at 

The Simple Life: Don’t Be Its Slave

The Simple Life: Don’t Be Its Slave

I love the simple life. I bet you do, too. But here’s the thing—no matter what you or I do, our “simple lives” aren’t ever going to be the simple lives of 100ish years ago. Want to take a guess at why? (Don’t want to 

Why You Should Keep a Farm Journal

Why You Should Keep a Farm Journal

I have a farm journal that sits next to my chair in our living room, and I try to write a little something in it every night. It’s full of important things about our farm life and is affectionately referred to as The Almighty Pink 

Why You Can’t Rehome Your Pet At My Farm

Why You Can’t Rehome Your Pet At My Farm

A farm is the perfect place to rehome your pet that isn’t working out, right? “Can you take my cat? He’s not getting along with his housemates.” “I was hoping you had room for another rooster. We need to get rid of this one because 

10 Tips for Butchering at Home

10 Tips for Butchering at Home

As a homesteader, there is nothing more satisfying than raising your own food. Are you ready to take the step from raising your own meat to actually butchering and processing your own meat as well? Let me share some things I’ve learned about butchering at 

Keeping a Rooster? Tips You’ll Need

Keeping a Rooster? Tips You’ll Need

A hen is a delightful feathered friend who will provide you with both eggs and entertainment. But in deciding to bring hens to your farm, you also need to decide if you will keep a rooster as well. Do you actually need a rooster? What