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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

best jam recipes

33+ Best Summer Jam Recipes

Homemade jams and jellies are some of my favorite things to make every year, especially in the summertime!  Using my best recipes, I make jam for my family, friends, clients and as Christmas gifts!  It's just so amazing to... read more

Composting for Beginners

Composting for Beginners

One of the most important skills you need to master, if you plan to grow amazing food, is composting.  "Composting for Beginners" will not only answer your questions and concerns about composting, but we will get your compost pile... read more

How to Survive Comfortably Without the Grocery Store

How to Survive Comfortably Without the Grocery Store

Can you imagine a life, so self-sufficient, that you could do without the grocery store?  Could you survive one day/week/month, if the grocery store wasn't available to you?  You might be surprised as we discuss "How to Survive Comfortably... read more

DIY Homemade Dandelion Oil and Salve

DIY Homemade Dandelion Oil and Salve

There are few flowers in more abundance than dandelion in the springtime!  So why not make use of this miracle plant and make some DIY Homemade Dandelion Oil and Salve! Dandelion, also known as Taraxacum Officinale, is a member of... read more

How to Grow Strawberries in a Container

How to Grow Strawberries in a Container

Who doesn't love fresh strawberries in the Spring?  Ever wish you could grow your own?  Container gardening to the rescue!  Let me show you how to grow strawberries in a container! Strawberries represent that Springtime has arrived! Not only are strawberries... read more

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

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