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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Homesteading and Self-Sufficiency: An American Perspective

Homesteading and Self-Sufficiency: An American Perspective

This post is written by a friend and fellow homesteader from the USA, AnnMarie. Annie gives a great perspective on homesteading and self-sufficient living from an American perspective. We are also co-participants in the Self Reliance Challenge! Annie writes very informative posts on various aspects of homesteading and ...

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Self Reliance Challenge First Project

Self Reliance Challenge First Project

When I accepted the Self-Reliance Challenge for the month of May from Lisa Lynn, I chose my first goal to be to increase my seed success rate. The traditional method is to prepare the beds in the ground, with the relevant nutrients for the crop to be planted. We then we sow the seeds directly into the ground. This ...

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Self Reliance Challenge For Month Of May

Self Reliance Challenge For Month Of May

A number of homesteaders around the world have taken up the May Self Reliance Challenge. The challenge was set up by Lisa Lynn from The Self Sufficient Home Acre. The goals are to embark on projects that will improve our self-reliance. This means that at the end of the month we will be more self reliant than we were ...

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Choosing Your Solar Panels

Choosing Your Solar Panels

Solar panels are a primary component of solar power systems and should be your first point of investigation. There are a few different varieties available on the market. They each have advantages and disadvantages which we will take a look at. Solar panels are made up of a number of photovoltaic (PV) cells that are ...

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Estwing Camping Hatchet Review

Estwing Camping Hatchet Review

A camping hatchet is a very useful tool to have available for outdoor activities. It's versatility makes it something to consider adding to your camping tool kit or off-grid tool collection. A camping hatchet is somewhat smaller than a full size axe. This is because the camping hatchet or axe is designed to be ...

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