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Teaching the Next Generation of Homemakers

10 Things You Should Never Throw Away

10 Things You Should Never Throw Away

Don't Throw Me Away If you're like me, you have a drawer or cupboard overflowing with extra jars, containers, and bottles.  In my home, we live by...

Natural Carpet and Mattress Cleaning

Natural Carpet and Mattress Cleaning

The cooler temperatures are putting me in the mood for some deep cleaning! Last week I spent a couple days cleaning the barn, and this week it’s all...

5 DIY Cleaning Recipes Using Vinegar

5 DIY Cleaning Recipes Using Vinegar

Nowadays people can choose among a wide range of commercial cleaners that will help them clean their homes. Commercial cleaners may have proven...

Adapting a Whole Foods Lifestyle

Adapting a Whole Foods Lifestyle

I remember as a young mother taking my kids to the grocery store, it was a nightmare!  The colorful boxes and fancy packaging screamed at the...

Clothesline Revolution

Clothesline Revolution

My Grandmother's Old Fashioned Clothesline As a child, I have fond memories of running between the lines of clothes drying on my Grandmothers...

DIY Citrus Multi-purpose Kitchen Spray

DIY Citrus Multi-purpose Kitchen Spray

If you thought that citrus fruits can only be eaten, you thought wrong. They can make wonderful all-purpose cleaners to use around the kitchen and –...

Tracy at Our Simple HomesteadHidden away in the Upstate of South Carolina is a little farm where we call home. Surrounded by century-old pecan and oak trees, we live on a 120-year-old homestead. By the grace of God, we were called to restore this 1890 farmhouse along with its barns, gardens and long-forgotten cotton field to its original working farm. Dedicating ourselves to reusing, recycling and making do we are living a very simple life building our backyard farm.

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Are you looking to slow down and live a simpler life?

Do you feel like the world is closing in around you, and you want to hide and find a place where you can be alone?

 That was us ten years ago!

I'm so happy you've landed here and I can share some of the simple living principles that have made a huge difference in our lives.

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