February 8, 2022

Food and economic warnings, and three streams of income

This is a post that I wasn’t sure I was even going to share.   I am a very practical person and I like pragmatic and […]
August 7, 2021
homeschool on the homestead

Answering your own homeschooling objections

In my previous two posts, I talked about why so many homesteaders also seem to be homeschoolers, and shared about our own journey into this undertaking […]
August 3, 2021
the homestead as a classroom

Why homesteading and homeschooling pair well together

If it’s a cliche that homesteaders tend to be homeschoolers, I now fit the stereotype. But why? In my last blog, I talked a bit about […]
August 1, 2021

Pleased to fulfill the homeschool stereotype

Why are so many homesteaders also homeschoolers? For most of my life, I dreamed about the former, and scorned the prospect of the latter. Not because […]
July 1, 2021
property rights and liberty

Does “the pursuit of happiness” refer to land ownership?

When Thomas Jefferson penned the phrase that “life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness” were among the inalienable rights of men, many historians believe that the […]
June 3, 2021
why homestead, bucking system, what the future holds

Why all the interest in homesteading?

Every time you turn around, you find someone jumping into homesteading. Fantastic, right? But why the explosion in interest? Is it disenchantment with modern living? An […]
July 29, 2019
keeping a rooster, just hens

Say “I do” to the Roo: ten reasons why I keep a rooster

Little did we know when we brought home our very first batch of chicks from the feed store that, among the supposed 12 pullets, were two […]
July 20, 2019

You Know You’re a Homesteader When…

Homesteading is a mindset shift as much as it is a way of life. And for all its noble goals of thrift, simplicity, independence, and back […]
April 14, 2019

A Penny Saved – one simple way to keep more of your money

“A penny saved is a penny earned” says the old proverb – being careful with your money is as valuable as having a supplemental income! Americans […]