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Homesteading, Gardening and Backyard Farming

Best Backyard Chickens

Best Backyard Chickens

Best Backyard Chickens for the Small Farmer With so many choices it's hard to know which are the best backyard chickens to raise. Much of your...

Are You on a Quest for a Simple Life?

Are You on a Quest for a Simple Life?

This is how our simple life started. I remember the moment like it was yesterday... My husband and I were in our office, the phones were ringing,...

Beginners Guide to Raising Goats

Beginners Guide to Raising Goats

Quick Start Guide to Raising Goats I've always wanted to add goats to our homestead but was always a little nervous since I knew nothing about...

Homemade Beeswax Hand Lotion

Homemade Beeswax Hand Lotion

From hive to honey to hands with homemade beeswax hand lotion Our bees have been busy making honey and filling our hive box with all-natural beeswax...

When Life Gets Real

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...

A Lesson in Saving the Bees

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...

Finding Your Place as a Homesteader

Finding Your Place as a Homesteader

Have you ever wondered what your purpose in life is, or what your life as a homesteader should look like? I remember when I first left my full-time...

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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