2017, Year In Review

2017 was an amazing year for us here on the homestead.  We accomplished so much, but we also learned several lessons along the way. I’m going to break it down into our most major accomplishments for 2017 and some of Continue Reading

Dirty Little Homestead Secrets

Life on the off-grid homestead isn’t squeaky clean!  In fact, there are lots of dirty little secrets that most bloggers and web sites don’t talk about.  I’m going to bare it all for you because I want you to know Continue Reading

Making the Move, Part 3

On Monday we talked about what lead us to this lifestyle.  Yesterday, we showed you how we made tiny house living work for our family of three.  Today, we’re going to talk about what so many people really want to Continue Reading

Making the Move, Part 2

In yesterday’s post, Making the Move, Part 1, we talked about what led us to this lifestyle.  Today, we’re going to show you how we made tiny living work for our family of 3 (plus 2 cats and a dog) Continue Reading

Making the Move, Part 1

I’ve had many people ask me why we live like this and what was the deciding factor for us.  In this post, we’ll discuss this and our transition from 9-5 rat racers to modern-day homesteaders. Both my husband and I Continue Reading

What are you willing to sacrifice?

We’ve been living life a little different than most for a long time now.  Last year, we met a wonderful family who desperately wanted to get out of the rat race.  With 4 at home who are homeschooled, the father Continue Reading

Homemaking the Homesteaders Way

So, you want to homestead or live off-grid but you’re not sure what you’ll need?  Here I am to help you discover the necessities of homemaking the homesteaders’ way.  You will notice after reading this list that nothing on here Continue Reading

Why Cast Iron Is My Best Friend

  I love cooking with cast iron.  It took me a while to figure it out, so don’t get discouraged if you find yourself using it and it takes you a while to get the knack of it.  Once you Continue Reading

5 Steps to Simplicity – On Your Way to Homesteading

Homesteading is all about simplicity.  It’s hard work and really nothing about it is simple.  Simplicity in the homestead life refers to a frame of mind, and an older way of doing things.  By following these 5 steps, you can Continue Reading

5 Reasons You’re Stuck in the 9-5

Lots of people have asked us how we can live this lifestyle on such a shoe-string budget.  I’ve heard people talk about how they wish they could live like us, but can’t leave their jobs.  They’re worried about all the Continue Reading