Tag: self reliance
7 Reasons To Be Thankful On The Homestead

7 Reasons To Be Thankful On The Homestead

During this season, our American cousins celebrate Thanksgiving. While this is not part of my culture or tradition, I think the sentiment of taking time out to think about what you are grateful for is a good for you. Hence, I will celebrate Thanksgiving with my fellow homesteaders in the USA with 7 reasons to be ...

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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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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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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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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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