Homesteading, Self-sufficiency, Sustainability, Food Security, Independence

 

54 WAys to BE More Sustainable

54 Ways to Be More Sustainable

In "54 Ways to Be More Sustainable", you'll discover big and small ways and ideas to promote sustainability in your home...no matter where you live! Creating more sustainability and self-reliance in your life brings more freedom from unfulfilling jobs, stress and debt.  By becoming more sustainable, we gain confidence and freedom that we can indeed provide quite a bit for ourselves!  Where to begin to become more sustainable in our lives?   54 Sustainable Living Tips and Ideas 1.  Take Inventory  What do I mean by "take inventory"?  What I mean is to take a look around at what you have access to where you live.  It doesn't...

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How the death of a friend changed my homesteading

How the Death of a Friend Changed My Homesteading

A close friend of mine died suddenly this week.  It was a very untimely death and came as a great shock to all her knew her.  She was in her 50's and in great physical condition, but she drowned at the beach while on Spring break with her children.  Absolutely heartbreaking.  So, today I want to talk about "How the Death of a Friend Changed My Homesteading". As we approach the day of her funeral, it has become very evident to me that it's the "mother" who truly holds the family together.  Without Mom, everyone and everything seems out of...

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how to homestead alone and not die in the process

How to Homestead Alone and Not Die in the Process

Today, more and more women are running their own homesteads and decreasing their dependence on the grid.  But, just how do you go about homesteading alone and not die in the process? Exactly how is that done in your 50's? 60's? 70's?  Or if you're a single homesteader? Or disabled? To homestead alone, successfully, there are things that you need to consider.  You'll also need to set firm priorities to stay focused. Consolidate and Set Goals Reconsider the Livestock You Keep Calculate Your Exact Needs Downsize Proximity Make the Farm Work for You Maintain the Right Equipment Learn to Barter Reduce...

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