Category: Homesteading

How to be a Producer not a Consumer

So what does it really mean?  Be a Producer not a Consumer? For us it means keeping life as simple as possible. It means living as close to the land and being as self-sufficient as we possibly can.  It means knowing what we do today is building the foundation for our future, tomorrow. How did we become a society of consumers? Let’s take a trip back in history before the Industrial Revolution. Before that time men and women worked side by side living off the land.  They worked together planting gardens, raising animals, making clothes and raising their families....

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Electric chicken fence saved our hens from a pack of coyotes!

Poultry Net Electric Fence saved the day!  It’s been a battle of wills! Me and my 22 against the sneaky underhanded skill and agility of a pack of coyotes that have been stocking and feasting on our best backyard chickens. We needed to find an electric chicken fence to protect our valuable hens. Poultry Net Electric Fence come to my rescue! We have been homesteading for seven years now and in that time a wild pack of coyotes have killed, eaten, and preyed on over fifty of our cherished hens, roosters and turkeys. I was determined to make sure our poultry...

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When Life Gets Real

Empty pastures, empty pens, empty hen houses…life on the farm is pretty empty. I’ve been quiet the last few months and felt you all deserved an explanation on what has happened on our homestead.  Life is what happened! My hubby’s job has had him on the road the last couple years and to tell you the truth I missed him.  So in a weak moment, we made the decision sell off our animals for a few months and take a break so I could travel with him.  The decision was hard but let me tell you what put me...

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A Lesson in Saving the Bees

I remember the day when our granddaughter came running in the house asking her Poppy to come kill the bees that were on the flowers she was trying to pick.  She was panic stricken and wanted her Poppy to save her. With a smile on his face he said it was a perfect time for a lesson in saving the bees, as he grabbed a jar of honey from the pantry. As I looked out the window I saw them hand-in-hand walking to the pasture where the bee hives reside.   Bees are a big part of our Homestead and we rely on...

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5 Steps To Urban Homesteading

How to be an urban homesteader? A great many people feel that they need to be self-reliant, which is generally simple to accomplish in the country or rural areas. But what are the ways a city occupant can take to accomplish self-reliance? There are a few approaches to be self-reliant in the urban zones. The key is you should be willing to have a homesteaders heart, to cut expenses, and learn how to get back to the basics. Here are five way you can become a  to urban homesteader: Container Gardening The initial step is to begin “container gardening.”...

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Tracy at Our Simple Homestead Hidden away in Central South Carolina is a little farm where we call home. Surrounded by pine trees, chicken farms, and lots of sandy soil we live a very simple lifestyle by the grace of God.

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