Homestead Hack: Check Your Soil Quality

Homestead Hack: Check Your Soil Quality

In order to maximise your crop yield in your homestead vegetable garden, you should use this homestead hack: check your soil quality and least once a year. A good time to perform this test would be just before your main growing season. For most people, this would usually be springtime. Besides soil acidity, the ...

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5 Things You Should Do In The Fall On The Homestead

5 Things You Should Do In The Fall On The Homestead

The seasons change and our routines on the homestead change with it. As summer winds down and we enter fall, or autumn as we call it in my part of the world, we can put in some time to reflect and plan. Fall on the homestead is by no means a rest period, but does give you some down time for some important tasks. ...

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How To Homestead On A Budget

How To Homestead On A Budget

Have you ever wondered if it is possible to homestead on a budget? Homesteading is essentially becoming more self reliant. Some people just throw money at projects to get them done and get their homestead set up. I don’t think this is necessary, and I don’t have the money to throw around! The ethos of homesteading ...

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Planning A Home Vegetable Garden

Planning A Home Vegetable Garden

Planning a home vegetable garden requires a strategy, in order to be successful! Having a plan will also allow you to structure the garden to your location, the time you have to spend tending to your garden and what vegetables to plant. The type of garden we will discuss in planning a home vegetable garden will be ...

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Growing A Home Vegetable Garden

Growing A Home Vegetable Garden

Growing a home vegetable garden is not only a rewarding hobby, but enables you to be more self-sufficient and eat healthier. Many people do not even consider growing a home vegetable garden because they have a few misconceptions about the undertaking. This post is the introduction to a mini series of posts on how ...

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Why Use Heirloom Seeds?

Why Use Heirloom Seeds?

Growing a home vegetable garden is a great idea! But what seeds should you get to maximize the value from your garden. Heirloom seeds would be the seeds I recommend. These are seeds that have an ancient heritage and are proven producers. What Are Heirloom Seeds? Heirloom vegetables are plants that have been grown ...

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Upskill Yourself Learning Blacksmithing

Upskill Yourself Learning Blacksmithing

There are many tasks and projects to be undertaken on a homestead. One of the ways that you can save money, become more self reliant, and get projects done in your own time is to upskill yourself! Our post Upskill Yourself For Self Reliance On The Homestead covers several ways to achieve this. Upskill yourself ...

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Upskill Yourself For Self Reliance On The Homestead

Upskill Yourself For Self Reliance On The Homestead

As someone who is intent on becoming as self reliant as I possibly can, I like to learn new things and new skills! Undertaking the journey to upskill yourself for self reliance on the homestead can be both fun and rewarding. We all have our strengths and weaknesses, but our capacity to learn means that we can ...

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Benefits of Owls On The Homestead

Benefits of Owls On The Homestead

Some disturbing events over the last week have prompted me to write this post on the benefits of owls on the homestead. The events that unfolded were, to my thinking, unbelievable that these mindsets are still around in our modern society! I received a call from a friend who lives on a farm a few hours drive from ...

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Self Reliance Challenge Wrap-Up

Self Reliance Challenge Wrap-Up

The month of May was  self reliance challenge month, initiated by Lisa Lynne from The Self Sufficient Home Acre! A number of other homesteading bloggers and like-minded people took up the challenge and participated in the quest to become more self sufficient. What Was The Point Of The Self Reliance Challenge? The ...

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Self Reliance Health On The Homestead

Self Reliance Health On The Homestead

I have been laid up with the winter flu for a couple of days! As a result I have been unable to continue with my planned self reliance projects this past week. Although I have been frustrated about being incapacitated, it did give me a chance to reflect on self reliance health on the homestead! Self Reliance Health – ...

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Self Reliance Challenge Second Project

Self Reliance Challenge Second Project

The self-reliance challenge has been exactly that! A challenge! This past week we have had a number of delays in our projects! We have had unseasonal rain, which we are grateful for, but effectively halts any outside work! Mothers Day we enjoyed spending time with the kids as they spoiled their Mom (my wife), and that ...

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