10 Awesome Tips You Never Knew About Using Wood Stoves That May Change Your Life

Aside from using wood stoves to stay warm and cook food on, here are 10 tips you never knew on how to get the most out of your wood stove.

6 Old-Fashioned Ways to Predict the Weather

Whether you’re in a field environment, camping mode, or just trying to figure out whether you can repair the shingles on your barn before the rain hits, it is important to gauge what you see and compare it to what will be.

Aprons: The Essential Homesteading Garment

There’s a style of apron for every homesteading chore and every budget. Pick a style that suits you and your needs best and I know you’ll love them just as much as I do.

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Black Gold: Add Nutrients to the Garden – The Easy Way!

Black gold is the product of vermicomposting—or, in simple terms, it’s the rich, black stuff that comes out the back end of a worm. This so-called “super soil” has many benefits and it only takes a little bit of work to build your own worm farm and start getting a constant supply.

Topical Home Remedies the Easy Way

One day you may be looking to nature for your pharmaceuticals. With these easy to follow instructions, you can learn to easily create your own homemade salves using nature’s medicine.

Be Energy Efficient This Winter. This is the Best Wood To Heat Your Home

Those who choose to heat their home with wood are becoming fewer and fewer. However, with more interested in a self-sustaining lifestyle and going off the grid, those numbers may begin to rise again.  If you decided to heat your home with wood, there are simply some types of wood that are better to burn in your home.

DIY: Grow a Week’s Worth of Livestock Feed For Pennies!

Creating your own fodder system is an economic solution to ensuring your livestock receives a well-rounded diet. This nutrient-dense diet will keep your animals healthier and happier in the process, thus reducing vet bills. Keep these tips in mind and create an ever-growing fodder system for your livestock.

Baby Chicks Need Love Too: 6 Natural Treatments for Common Chick Ailments

Let’s say you did everything by the book and researched the chicken breeds you wanted, set up all the equipment beforehand, and gave your chicks everything they needed to thrive; but for some reason they aren’t. While there could be a myriad of reasons why this could be, my guess would be on one of these seven common ailments.

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Why Seedlings Get Leggy And How To Fix It

There is nothing more satisfying than getting to watch your newly planted seeds begin to emerge from the dirt. After one week goes by, you will begin to notice your seedlings are getting leggy and barely able to hold themselves up, If that happens, this guide will help you understand what went wrong and how to fix it.

Cleaning Your House May Be As Bad For You As Smoking 20 Cigarettes A Day

A recent study published in the  American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine claims that regularly using house cleaning products could be as bad for your health as smoking a pack of cigarettes a day.  Although it’s difficult to imagine cleaning could be just as detrimental to one’s health as smoking, the research suggests that the chemicals in cleaning products that get inhaled are actually just as bad.

3 Simple DIY Laundry Detergent Recipes From Around the Web

Making your own natural, homemade laundry detergent is one of the easiest parts of a transition to a homesteaders lifestyle and a more natural way of living. Check out these 3 simple laundry detergent recipes you can make from around the web!

10 Holiday Gift Ideas For The Gardener In Your Life!

It’s that wonderful time of the year when we all start thinking about the perfect gift to get for those closest to us. But it’s also time to take advantage of the deals out there and get the best gift for the gardener in your life!

9 Ways You Can Save BIG On Energy Costs This Winter

Heating your home during the winter can be costly and many don’t have the extra money to pay for the uptick in energy costs.  But we’ve come up with a few tips and tricks to help you save your money on energy and use more sustainable ways to heat your home.

Be Energy Efficient This Winter. This is the Best Wood To Heat Your Home

Those who choose to heat their home with wood are becoming fewer and fewer. However, with more interested in a self-sustaining lifestyle and going off the grid, those numbers may begin to rise again.  If you decided to heat your home with wood, there are simply some types of wood that are better to burn in your home.