Keeping the chickens safe and happy, without having to open and close their door every day, is a huge success in my book. Learn how to set up the best automatic chicken coop door for your backyard ladies.[Read more…] about How to Set Up an Automatic Chicken Coop Door
Homesteading in the City
It’s officially spring around here and I’m kicking off the season with a large raised flower bed. In this post I show you how to build a raised flower bed and plant summer flowers with the Aivituvin raised wooden planter.[Read more…] about How to Build and Plant a Raised Flower Bed with Aivituvin Wooden Planter
Have you ever been stuck without a good quality food option and a very hungry tummy? I try to cook everything from scratch at our homestead, but I’ll be honest. Sometimes life gets busy. My rule of thumb is it’s better to have high quality food at your fingertips than to eat low quality fast food. So how do you find good food that’s readily available? Well one way is through your local farmers and markets. But in case that option isn’t available, here is my top 39 healthy foods to buy on Amazon. And a few tips for buying food online in general. Enjoy![Read more…] about Top 39 Healthy Amazon Grocery Shopping List | How to Buy Healthy Food Online
I never knew how easy it was to start composting in your own backyard. Once we got chickens, I realized it was time to do this whole “composting” thing because apparently chicken poop is great for the soil. But you don’t need chickens to start your backyard compost. Composting is free, easy, better for the environment, and saves you money when you want to plant a garden with good soil. Learn how to start composting at home in this simple tutorial.[Read more…] about How to Start Composting at Home with Kitchen Scraps
Sitting in a corporate office, or maybe your own apartment dreaming of owning more land? Well, you actually don’t need to own cattle to call yourself a homesteader. You can learn to homestead without being a professional farmer. Today I’m sharing how to start homesteading today without being a farmer, brought to you by families who did it themselves.[Read more…] about How You Can Start Homesteading Without Being a Farmer
I always knew that a simple life with hand cooked food and a heart for the home was what I wanted one day. Even when I was working a full time corporate job and living in a city apartment by myself. I would sit at my computer and dreamed of one day owning farm animals and spending my whole day in kitchen. It wasn’t until my late 20s that John and I were able to save up enough for me to go part time, and focus more on working from the home. But where to start? In this post I share with you my favorite homesteading books to start living that simple homestead life.[Read more…] about How I learned Simple Living with these Top 9 Homesteading Books
You know I’ve dreamt of being a farm to table girl almost my whole life, so the first time we bought a quarter cow was ever so exciting. It’s the best meat, from cows fed in your area, from farmers you can actually talk to. In this post I go into all the details about the benefits of buying local, how you can find the best meat near you, and what our quarter cow unload looked like. Oh, and I share 9 ways to start homesteading in the city. Thanks for stopping by the farmhouse![Read more…] about 9 Ways to Homestead in the City + Quarter Cow Unload!