A couple weeks ago I found myself talking to someone who didn't have the faintest idea what homesteading was. It's been quite a while since I've been around anyone completely unexposed to this lifestyle, which I think is fairly remarkable, considering homesteading was still a fringe concept ten years ago when the notion of chickens and goat milk first entered my consciousness. It caught me off guard so much, I was only able to mumble out a … [Read more...] about Does This Homesteading Thing Really Matter?
Homesteading is making a comeback as people yearn to return to their roots and a simpler way of life. If you just starting your homesteading journey and aren’t quite sure how to define it, this page will help. Otherwise, grab a cup of coffee or tea, sit back, and enjoy browsing the homesteading posts found here!
"Eh... So... Are you still homeschooling?" I hear that question a lot. And I get it. I mean, doing school every single morning. With three kids (one being a wild toddler). While running a blog and our doTERRA business. And writing a real, published cookbook. And keeping up with a homestead, etc, etc, etc. It sounds crazy. Well, it IS crazy. Maybe I'm crazy. But regardless, the answer is 'yes'. We are in the thick of our third year of … [Read more...] about Homestead Homeschooling: Year 3
It was our second date... We were at Applebees, and I sat there chewing my cheeseburger as the future Prairie Husband told me of his dreams to own land and cattle someday. They were pretty audacious statements from a guy who had lived in town his entire life with little to no agricultural background. Interestingly enough, I just-so-happened to share those same audacious dreams, and I had only ever lived in town my whole life too. We were … [Read more...] about 7 Lessons My Kids Have Learned from Homestead Life
"I have SO MUCH extra time right now... What will I ever do with it all?" How many of you have ever said that? Hmmm... no one? No one at all? I'm pretty sure that's a thought that's never crossed my mind. Time management is a HOT topic, isn't it? Especially with us homesteader-folk who attempt to balance an old-fashioned lifestyle with all the demands of a modern one. One of my favorite books is Essentialism by Greg McKeown. In it, … [Read more...] about How I (Don’t) Do it All