86 Ways to Make Money Homesteading

86 Ways to Make Money on a Small Farm

  As homesteaders, we have a unique opportunity to make an income on our properties!    You can even make a significant money with small acreage!  With that in mind, let's take at "86 Ways to Make Money on a Small Farm"! Many people desire to make a living from their homestead...and it can be done!  Whether you have >1 acre, 5-10 acres or even more!  You'll find that many of these 86 ideas are "small farm" friendly!  Some of them don't require a yard at all! It's about doing your research, consider what your community would support, set up a budget...

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homemade breakfast ideas

7 Easy and Healthy Breakfast Ideas

Do you find yourself in a breakfast rut once in a while?  Yeah, me too.  Here's some fresh ideas for the first meal of the day with "7 Easy and Healthy Breakfast Ideas"! What I really love about these recipes is that they aren't really recipes...they're more of a formula.  This allows you to use what you have on hand, if at all possible.  Be creative and switch things up, there's no perfect way to do any of these.  How to Save Money on Groceries by Using Loss Leaders                          ...

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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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113 Homemade Christmas Gift Ideas from the Kitchen

113 Homemade Christmas Gift Ideas from the Kitchen

It doesn't have to be the holiday season to think about gift giving.   It's the height of canning season, which is the perfect time to be thinking about home canned gifts!  With more people turning away from consumerism and buying local, home canned gifts are always appreciated and will bring compliments for months to come!  So, here's my "113 Homemade Christmas Gift Ideas from the Kitchen"! I rarely purchase gifts for those outside the immediate family anymore.  Store bought gifts often times seem impersonal and last minute.  Homemade gifts, especially home canned food, sends a lasting message of comfort and thoughtfulness...

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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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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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strawberry pie

21 Easy Strawberry Recipes

Spring is just around the corner, and that means strawberries!  So, whether you're picking strawberries from the garden or picking some up at the farmer's market, here's "21 Easy Strawberry Recipes" to excite your taste buds and get you cooking! If I could figure out a way to eat strawberries each and every day, I would!  With a little planning, you can be ready to enjoy these spring delicacies as well as be ready to pop some away in the freezer for later! How to Grow Strawberries in a Container Easy Smoothie Recipes I LOVE smoothies!  I especially like that I can sneak...

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how much money does it cost to start a homestead?

How Much Money Does it Cost to Start a Homestead?

Does homesteading save money?  That's a loaded question.  The answer is "yes" and "no".  Let's examine why with "How Much Money Does it Cost to Start a Homestead?". Initially, it is absolutely NOT cheaper.  One exception might be if you were able to purchase a turn-key homestead that had everything problem solved and all systems in place, but who would ever sell a place like that....if it EVEN existed.  But "Yes" in the long term, if you're determined and well-prepared for the homesteading costs. The homesteading lifestyle isn't the easiest path in life, but it is by far the most satisfying, in my...

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Winter Hygge Ideas

Winter Hygge Ideas

  Does Winter bum you out?  Do you dread the cold and snow?  May I suggest a lesson on "Winter Hygge Ideas"?   But first, let's talk about winter, it's purpose and why it's something to embrace! Call me crazy, but I love and appreciate the four seasons.  Seasons represent so much more than weather.  I realize this more every year that I live in the country and deal with plants and animals everyday.  Everything about our biology revolves around our environment, and our environment is greatly effected by astronomy.  The earth's proximity and changing axis to the sun is the reason we have...

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