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Everything for the modern homesteader! Whether you're a beginner or an avid homesteader, here's the latest information about self-sufficiency and being sustainable.

Growing Food

Self-sufficiency begins with growing your own food! Whether you're in an confined space, suburbs or open lands, here are tips and tricks for growing food! Gardening, foraging, small livestock and edible perennials!


Learning basic homesteading skills will take you a long way on your journey to self-sufficiency! I teach about canning, dehydrating and freezing food, fabric arts, how to store food for the long-term and more!


It's critical to have a handle on your financial situation when working towards self-sufficiency! I'll show you how to reduce your debt, feed your family for less, save money and plan your homestead purchases.

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I'm Kelly and I've been homesteading for over 25 years in Ohio, the Buckeye State!

During those years, I've homesteaded through many stages of life:
  • In debt with very little disposable income.
  • Living in the suburbs.
  • Pregnancy, miscarriages, breast-feeding and homeschooling.
  • Dealing with rebellious teenagers.
  • A dis-interested (in homesteading) husband who works a lot.
  • Moving to a 10-acre farm and homesteading on a larger basis.
  • Becoming an empty-nester and a Nana.
While I don't have a perfect homestead, I have a working homestead that allows for life to happen all around me as I strive to be more sustainable every day!

Recent Posts

How to Grow Your Own Herbs for Tea in a Container

Are you an herbal tea-lover?  Yep, me too!  Have you seen the prices for good quality herbal tea lately?  Outrageous!  Why overpay when it's so fun and easy to grow your own?  Let me show you how to grow... read more

How to Prepare for Difficult Times in Life

How to Prepare for Difficult Times in Life

Life doesn't come with any guarantees of security.  While we shouldn't allow fear to dictate our lives, we should also know how to prepare for difficult times in life, should they arise. If history is any indicator (and it is),... read more

how rich people think

How Rich People Think

The wealthy of this world are different than most people.  Well, heck yeah, they have more money than most people, right??  Worded more correctly, the wealthy think differently than most people.  "How Rich People Think" breaks down not only... read more

How to make eco friendly cleaning products

How to Make Eco-Friendly Cleaning Products

Frugal people share at least one thing in common.  They know "How to Make Eco-Friendly Cleaning Products"! You see, frugal people truly hate running to the store for one random item that they might have just run out of. Frugal people... read more

Top 10 Tips for a Successful no spend month

Top 10 Tips for a Successful “No Spend” Month Challenge

Are you someone who is taking a "No Spend" challenge right now?  Congratulations!  I love "No Spend" challenges!  From my experience, you can't get enough good advice, so here's my "Top 10 Tips for a Successful "No Spend" Month... read more

How to be a modern homesteader

How to Be a Modern Homesteader

With all of modern benefits and technology of today, why would anyone want to go backwards in time to be a modern-day homesteader? Lots of folks would!  Today's world and the stress it brings would cause many people to... read more

How to Use Mylar Bags and Oxygen Absorbers for Long-Term Food Storage

How to Use Mylar Bags and Oxygen Absorbers for Long-Term Food Storage

There's a lot of confusion about food storage methods out there!  When is it appropriate to use mylar bags vs. vacuum packing vs. glass jars?  Let's unpack this and let me explain "How to Use Mylar Bags and Oxygen... read more

How to Dry Broccoli with a Dehydrator

How to Dry Broccoli Using a Dehydrator

Broccoli is one of my favorite vegetables to grow...and eat!  While freezing is the standard way to preserve broccoli, why not make it shelf-stable by dehydrating it?  Yep, it can be done!  Let me show you "How to Dry... read more

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