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.

Whether you live in a tiny apartment or on many acres in the country you can cultivate a homesteading mindset and learn homesteading skills.

The Top Farming My Backyard Posts Of 2017

The Top Farming My Backyard Posts Of 2017

Wow, I can hardly believe 2017 is just about over.  Is it just me or is time going like, super ...
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How To Move To A New Homestead!

How To Move To A New Homestead

Someday you may need to move to a new homestead. Maybe you are a first time homesteader and this will ...
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How To Get Ready To Be Off The Grid Without Feeling Helpless

How To Get Ready To Be Off The Grid Without Feeling Helpless

A few years ago I had grand visions of selling our house in the city, building a tiny house for ...
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20 Ways to Save Water And Cut Down Your Bill

Saving water is a great way to cut down on your water bill.  (Use that extra money to buy some ...
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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 Keep Warm and Happy In Winter Without Heat

How To Keep Warm And Happy In Winter With No Heat

Wood stoves and central heat are awesome!  Right up until they fail when there's several feet of snow on the ...
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17 Ways To Save Electricity (And Money Too!)

17 Ways to Save Electricity (And Money Too!)

Perhaps you are worried about your carbon footprint, or maybe you are switching over to solar panels and need to ...
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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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How To Make Your Own DIY Composting Toilet

How To Make Your Own DIY Composting Toilet

If you are longing to get off grid, a DIY composting toilet is simple to construct and use.  I built ...
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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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4 Instructive Books For New Beekeepers

Have you ever thought about raising honey bees?  Are you an urban beekeeper?  Would you be nervous if your neighbor ...
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Working With Urbanite: Recycling Concrete

With a little creativity and some grunt work, beautiful paths, patios and other projects can be made by recycling unwanted ...
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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.  For a while, I even got rid of our ...
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Why You Need a Wood Burning Stove

There is nothing in the world like sitting next to a blazing fire reading a book or chatting with family ...
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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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Are You Discouraged? Homesteading Can Be Tough!

Are You Discouraged? Homesteading Can Be Tough!

Do you ever feel discouraged?  Maybe you feel there isn't any point in trying because it's all just too much!  It's ...
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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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Can You Be a Homesteader In The City

Can You Be A Homesteader In The City?

Can you be a homesteader even when you live in the city?  Well truthfully, you may be one already. Sometimes ...
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Will Silkworms Make Your Homestead Better?

Did you know you can grow your own silk from your own silkworms?  Well you can!  Add silkworms to your ...
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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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4 Easy Things To Check On Your Wood Stove

Wood burning stoves are a great way to stay warm in the winter without being reliant on outside utility providers ...
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Can You Be Car Free With Kids?

If you are trying to decrease your reliance on outside energy you may be considering going car free.  Quite frankly ...
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Make Your Own Olive Oil Lamps

A fun way to decrease your electricity is to use olive oil lamps.  Even if aren't trying to save money ...
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How To Make An Easy Rocket Stove For Free @ Farming My Backyard

How To Make An Easy Rocket Stove For Free

I wanted an outdoor fire pit this summer, but we don't have a place on our small property to safely ...
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8 Ways To Save Money On Your Garbage Bill

8 Ways To Save Money On Your Garbage Bill

Some of the best ways to save money are by making slight changes in your daily habits.  Little things can ...
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10 Places To Look For Free Firewood

10 Places To Look For Free Firewood

One of the best things about heating with a wood stove is getting free wood.  Nobody ever walks up to ...
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Best Tips On How To Line Dry Clothes Outside

Best Tips On How To Line Dry Clothes Outside

Line drying your clothes can save you a nice little bit of money on your electric bill.  It also reduces ...
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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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Thinking About Getting Chickens?

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