Are you just starting off homesteading?

Are you in the working-for-the-boss routine? Do you sit in the bumper-to-bumper traffic each morning and evening wasting time and energy to get to a job you wish you could escape?  Do you find yourself daydreaming of your own little farm with some chickens, vegetable garden and a more relaxed lifestyle?

Maybe starting off homesteading is for you.  It can be a daunting task – full of excitement, but just where do you begin?

We are here to help YOU startoff homesteading.   With information and much more to come.   But don’t be a stranger – join in conversations, email us ideas and suggestions.   Lets take the journey together.

See our state-by-state resource links to help you find the perfect place to homestead.

Check out our Blog

Check out our eBooks

Check out our useful Resources to help you find a great homestead.


“The Earth will keep on turning…but better that it turns with a shade of green than a shade of concrete.”  

Here our are posts….


Where to homestead – fracking, nuclear power plants, wind power potential

Here are a few more maps for the USA to add to this series on "Where to homestead". In this ...
Read More

Beginners guide to producing eggs

Producing your very own farm-fresh eggs is one of the most satisfying parts of homesteading. Having a happy flock of ...
Read More

Climate change and your farm – the basics!

Climate change and your farm - it's something that we all have to adapt to! It's not all doom and ...
Read More

Selling chicken eggs – resource guide

Here are some great resources to help you prepare for selling chicken egg from your homestead! Know your state regulations ...
Read More

Tornadoes – how to protect your homestead.

Tornadoes are a frightening phenomenon when they touch your life. We had some near misses when we lived in Colorado ...
Read More

Using permaculture zones to plan your homestead.

We have been using permaculture zones to plan our farm. Even if you are not a permaculture fanatic, the concept ...
Read More

Flying the flag on your farm

Flying the flag on your farm is a very patriotic thing to do. But did you know the rules you ...
Read More

Maple Syrup – so simple to make and so good to eat!

Maple Syrup has to be one of the most rewarding products me have made on our homestead. We are fortunate ...
Read More

Quick guide to hard water and soft water

Hard water and soft water - what do these terms mean and how so they differ? When rain falls from ...
Read More
Final zones

Using Google Earth to zone your farm

Using Google Earth to zone your farm is a wonderful tool for planning your farm permaculture zones. Its simple to ...
Read More

Tips to fill the homestead income gap

Solving the income gap is one of the biggest stumbling blocks to starting off homesteading. This is the gap between ...
Read More

Pick your own fruit business – homestead income

A pick your own fruit business is a great way to bring direct income to your farm or homestead. Within ...
Read More
Screen Shot 2015-12-12 at 8.48.17 AM

Where to homestead – crime, guns and thefts

When finding a perfect place to homestead, one thing to consider is the level of crime in the state/county. I ...
Read More
Chicken Water heater

Chicken water heater

With our cold winters we needed a chicken water heater to stop our DIY chicken waterer to freeze up. We ...
Read More

Measurements Chart – how to use this awesome guide

I came across a measurements chart in a meme online and thought how useful that would be for canning and ...
Read More
lady fingers

Lady Finger potatoes

This year we grew Lady Finger potatoes on our homestead. Not because we sought that variety out...but because our local ...
Read More

Selling Eggs – tips and tricks

Selling eggs is a great way to make some homestead income. With the price of tasteless watery caged-birds eggs bought ...
Read More
cheap greenhouse

Cheap greenhouse – Video and other resource guides

As winter approaches many of us are looking at building a cheap greenhouse to extend our growing season and be ...
Read More

Fencing for horses – EquiLine

Our homestead came with almost no fencing for horses - in fact and the fences that existed would not have ...
Read More
US population map

Where to homestead in the USA

Often I am asked where is the best place have a homestead. That's a question that only YOU can answer ...
Read More
homesteading creed

Homesteading Creed

Here is my homesteading creed: Homesteading knows no boundaries or limitations. It cuts across all societies and involves people from ...
Read More

Getting children involved in homesteading

Getting children involved in your homesteading activities can be a wonderful learning activity for them as well as you. However ...
Read More
Communication concept: Hand pressing a letter icon on a world map interface

2 Things to Remember About That Dirty “M” Word

Running a homestead business means you need to become good at so many things. Homestead marketing is just one of ...
Read More

Groundwater wells – what you need to know.

Groundwater wells may be the most important, and often only, source of water on your farm Having some knowledge of ...
Read More

Can your new tractor save you money on your taxes?

Can your new tractor save you money on your taxes? I asked US tax expert Kristin Ingram to let us ...
Read More

Homesteading States – a survey

What state is the best place to homestead? This maybe a loaded question as we all have different ideas of ...
Read More

Buying your first tractor

Buying your first tractor is a daunting experience if you have not grown up on a farm and been around ...
Read More

Rocks soil and minerals on your homestead

Rocks soil and minerals - it sounds like you are back in 8th grade science at school - but now ...
Read More

How to fix wheelbarrow handles

Fix wheelbarrow handles - it will be on your "to do list" at some stage on your farm. In our ...
Read More

Protecting garden tools

Protecting garden tools is a way to save money in the long run. If you buy good tools to start ...
Read More

Recycle treasure – found at the town dump.

We find a pile of recycle treasure right at our town dump. We visit every week to drop of some ...
Read More

How to build a pole barn

When we first started homesteading we found that we lacked a place to store food, equipment and animals - especially ...
Read More
Raising meat rabbits

3 Reasons why everyone should consider raising meat rabbits

When my husband told me that he wanted to start raising meat rabbits, I thought he was crazy. We were ...
Read More
chicken coop

Chicken coop – a building guide.

Having a chicken coop to keep your chickens safe from predators and the elements is an important part of having ...
Read More
choosing chickens

Choosing chickens – a guide to egg layers.

Chickens have to be one the the easiest and most rewarding animals to start on your homestead. Choosing chickens can ...
Read More

Electric fences for beginners

Electric fences are a great way to keep animals enclosed on your homestead - and even to keep unwanted animals ...
Read More
circular homestead calendar

Circular Homestead Calendar

A Circular Homestead Calendar is an amazing tool to plan out your homestead activities. I use it for two main ...
Read More

Survey boundary pegs – the important homestead object.

Why would survey boundary pegs be so important? Because they (and they alone) define your land. Not fences, stone walls ...
Read More

Vacation from your homestead – arrange it!

Taking a vacation from your homestead is always a worthwhile thing to consider. Its always good for your moral to ...
Read More
planning book

Using a Homestead Planning Book

Using a planning book to record your homestead activities can be an important tool for you to make progress. What ...
Read More

Homestead Income

Having a steady form of homestead income is essential to keeping the homesteading dream alive. Its our fiscal security to ...
Read More
Income buffer secret

Income buffer – a homesteading secret

There is an income buffer secret that really can make a huge difference when running a homestead. It is a ...
Read More

Controlling your budget

Controlling your budget is one of the essential skills you will need to have to be a homesteader. By controlling ...
Read More

Growing potatoes – video guides

I love growing potatoes! I can't say I am an expert, so I turn to the online videos to see ...
Read More

Homesteads and children

Homesteads and children - so you are thinking of moving from the city to a farm. What about the children? ...
Read More

Starting costs for a homestead

What will the starting costs for a homestead really be? The answer is sort of like "how long is a ...
Read More

Converting city dwellers to country folks

Converting city dwellers to country folks? Is it even possible? Many city people yearn to move from the city rat ...
Read More

Four important tips for choosing a farm name

Here are four important tips for choosing a farm name - and how you can make your farm name really ...
Read More

Twelve tips for choosing a perfect homestead

Here are my twelve tips for choosing a perfect homestead site - they come from my experience in buying two ...
Read More

Four tips for starting a homestead

When we started our farm in Colorado we needed help! What I wish I had was someone tell me the ...
Read More

Cutting cable – and save a bundle!

Cutting cable TV is a great way to save a bundle (no pun intended) when you are trying to make ...
Read More
Screen Shot 2016-01-22 at 6.09.46 AM

Using Google Earth to map your farm soil

Google Earth is a free mapping tool that you can download for your computer or mobile device from here. Google ...
Read More

Vegetable planning – a resource guide

It's that time of year to start your vegetable planning. What beds will you plant what farm-ready crop? Where will ...
Read More
Screen Shot 2015-05-11 at 6.01.55 AM

Google Earth to measure distance

I am using Google Earth to measure distance for all the fence lines for my property. Why? Cause it is ...
Read More
Screen Shot 2016-02-05 at 5.41.28 AM

Google Earth farm history

Did you know you can use Google Earth to see your farm history? Google Earth is a wonderful tool to ...
Read More
water tank

Collecting rainwater – four things to know!

Having your own supply of water is one of the important steps of self sufficiency. Water to drink. Water for ...
Read More

Four tips on how to take holidays from your homestead

Taking a holiday away from your homestead is always a worthwhile thing to consider. Its always good for your moral ...
Read More

Web Soil Survey (USA) – Steps to use this soil tool!

The Web Soil Survey is a fantastic tool to get information on the types of soil you have on your ...
Read More

Earthquakes and your farm

Earthquakes and your farm - that seems a strange topic, but having a little knowledge could save your life, reduce ...
Read More
Bean rock sign

Rock garden bed labels – how to make your own!

Making your own rock garden bed labels is a fun activity for wet and cold days when you are stuck ...
Read More
chicken waterer

Do it yourself (DIY) simple chicken waterer

Our chickens are forever causing us issues with their water. We needed a DIY chicken waterer that was a better ...
Read More