Category: Homesteading

Living Clean on a Homestead Diet

Why I stopped following the doctor’s advice and started living clean. For years I’ve been told; no-fat, low-fat, low-carb, count calories, low-sugar, high protein, and on and on.  A few years ago I made the decision to stop following all that advice and create a plan to start a healthy clean eating way of life. The food choices we made usually fell on my shoulders, so I wanted to be sure I was feeding my family good healthy “clean” food. Choosing the right foods while avoiding all of the junk foods and processed foods was a real challenge.  But...

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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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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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