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Homesteading is a lifestyle of self-sufficency.

It is characterized by gardening, raising animals, preserving the harvest, emergency preparedness and learning time honored skills to become more self-reliant.

Homesteading

How does a city girl become a homesteader? I share how I moved from the city to the country and why my family chose this lifestyle. City Girl | Country Girl | Homesteader Do you fall prey to the comparison game? Click here to find out when good enough is perfect on the homestead and get things done. Comparison Game | Good Enough | Better than Perfect   

Homemaking

         Do you have a hard time making a healthy meal at dinnertime? Click here to see how using freezer meals can save you time and money at your home. Freezer Meals | Quick Meals | Healthy Meals  Do you love your Instant Pot? Click here for a roundup of the best instant pot recipes on the internet and how they can help you at dinnertime. Instant Pot | Electric Pressure Cooker | Instant Pot Recipes  

Gardening

        Have you tried the deep mulch method in your garden? Click here to see how using this method keeps the weeds at bay in my garden. Deep Mulch Gardening | Gardening Tips | Back to Eden Garden Do you love the harvest from your summer garden? Click here to see how you can extend the season with a fall garden and enjoy even more produce. Fall Garden | Garden Planting | More Harvest  

Health

          Did you know that healthy fats are an important part of your diet? Click the pin to see our top 10 favorite healthy fats and why you should be eating them. Healthy Fats | Healthy Habits Series | Add fat to your diet 

Emergency Preparedness

        What lessons can you learn from our house fire? We reflect on our loss and what we have learned at our three year anniversary of our fire. House Fire | Emergency Preparedness | Lessons Learned   

Animals

       Are you thinking of adding laying hens to your homestead? We answer 10 questions about how to take care of your laying hens for optimal health. Raising laying hens | Chicken Care | Backyard Chickens   How do you keep your animals cool on the homestead during the summer? Click here for 18 ways to keep homestead animals cool in the summer heat. Summer | Keeping Animals Cool | Chickens | Rabbits Do you have many animals on your homestead? Click here to find out how you can utilize their manure to increase yields in your garden and orchard. Types of Manure | Gardening | Composting 

 

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