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Tips and Advice from 5 Homesteaders

This article from Blue Yurt Farms gives a nice roundup of opinions from a few homesteaders on what others like me, those that dream of having a farm/homestead, need to know about. Some of my favorites are:

From the folks at Blackwood Fox Homestead – “Take it slow. There is a great temptation to bite off […]

My Small Container Garden Is Started

This weekend I finally got the seeds planted for my small container garden.  This season, I’ve chosen to plant:

Tomatoes
Rosemary
Chives
Broccoli
Cucumber
Oregano
Marjoram
Dill
Basil

I want to also grow potatoes, peas, onions, garlic and carrots.  We eat a lot of these and it would help at least a little towards lowering the damn grocery bill.  I swear food gets more expensive […]

City Survival During a SHTF Event

I came across one of the most thorough articles about living in the city when a SHTF event happens.  There are so many things that must be considered and a few that I find important are hiding my food, maintaining access to water and defending my home should rioting come my way.

I also think about […]

Be the Change – A Real World Example

One of my favorite lessons from Gandhi is “Be the change you want to see in the world.”  Recently, I came across an article about Mark Boyle, an Irishman who currently lives without any money.  This man used to be a rich executive and decided to follow Gandhi’s words.  His method was to give everything up, […]