5 mistakes newbie homesteaders make

5 Mistakes Newbie Homesteaders Make

Your homestead dream finally comes true!  Dreams of livestock and gardens fill your head - the sky's the limit!  I've been there, and it's wonderful.  But, in my "homesteading bliss", we made some critical errors that cost us a lot of time and money.  It's never flattering to expose our mistakes in life, but hopefully we can learn from each other.  Take my advice as I expose "5 Newbie Homesteading Mistakes"! Newbie Homesteader Mistake #1 - Doing Too Much at Once When we first purchased our 10 acre farm, I promised myself that I wouldn't do anything, like garden or buy...

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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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Why I Keep Bees and Why Beekeeping is Important

Why I Keep Bees and Why Beekeeping is Important

This ends my fourth year of beekeeping.  The bees are safely tucked away in their hives until Spring with plenty of honey to last the winter. My journey into beekeeping wasn't as well planned as I would have liked.  I truly wanted to keep bees at some point, but like many of you, I was scared to death of bees!  (Just a bit of an obstacle). Wintertime is when I take classes to further my endeavors on the farm, and beekeeping was certainly on that list.  I 've read many books and attended many classes about bees.  Personally, I initially felt that...

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