Homesteading is more than tending a plot of land, it’s a mindset.  You can homestead wherever you are.  It’s about making do with what you have, and trying to be a net producer instead of a net consumer.  Homemaking is an important way of providing for ourselves.  Our homes become a place of comfort, socialization, and production as we learn how to become more self-sufficient.

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The Made From Scratch Life {Book Review}

Yay! Books! I love books! If you've been around for awhile you might have noticed that. It's because books are ...
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What To Do When Your Dog Gets Skunked

Eeek! Your dog went out to use the grass and instead he got skunked! He smells horrible and his eyes ...
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How to Use Soap Nuts

What Are Soap Nuts? Most often when I tell people I do my laundry with soap nuts they ask "What ...
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Making Up Potting Bags

Hi, I'm Carley from Making It Up as I Sew Along, and this is my backyard. Actually, it's my front yard, ...
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How to Line Dry Clothes Indoors When Your Dryer Is Being Stupid

Maybe you woke up this morning and your dryer decided to be stupid.  Perhaps you usually hang your clothes outside ...
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21 Reasons Why I Love My Broom

21 Reasons Why I Love My Broom

I've always loved my broom much more than my vacuum cleaner. I even got rid of our vacuum cleaner and ...
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How To Mend a Sheet By Farming My Backyard

How to Mend a Sheet

As a kid I always dreaded when company came because it meant I had to have the deer sheets on ...
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Eco-friendly Cleaning Supplies That Are Cheap And Easy

Eco-Friendly Cleaning Supplies That Are Cheap And Easy

Sometimes it seems like there's only two options, buy the not-so-eco-friendly cleaning supplies, or put a lot of time and ...
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How To Hand Wash Your Clothes To Save Money

Did your washing machine kick the bucket and you need all your cash for the new one?  Or maybe you ...
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Save Money On Your Garbage Bill

In my attempt to cut back on waste, I have also saved some money. We already set our garbage can ...
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Sunshine! I’m Line Drying.

It's so nice to get back to line drying the clothes outside. I have been using the dryer for the ...
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How To Make Homemade Soap From Ashes

There are a few things you just don't want to live without.  Soap is definitely one of those things. Whether ...
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Radical Homemakers Empower Us All. Will You Be One?

Our culture revolves around consumption, but that's not what life if all about!  Radical homemakers are empowering everyone to change ...
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