My 5 Biggest Mistakes Starting Our Homestead

By | Holistic Homestead, Sustainable Business | 5 Comments

Are you trying to start your dream homestead, but just haven’t made it happen yet?

For years, I was stuck. Wishing. Hoping. I wanted to live the homestead life but just wasn’t quite there.

As I look back now, I see the reasons it took me so long and what things were holding me back. I want to share my 5 biggest mistakes along my journey, in hopes you can avoid them in yours. Read More

How to Avoid an Expensive Homestead Mistake

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Here’s a little secret: I’ve been known to be a bit impulsive on occasion.

The decision to quit my job and move to Hawaii. The time I invited Beth to leave Denver to come to live with me.

I like to call it “trusting my gut” or “taking a leap of faith” but others might see it as making rash decisions.

Most of the time, this has worked out in my favor – with whatever jump I’ve taken, I’ll find a net to catch me.

But there is a time and a place when I most certainly do NOT make decisions from a place of unknown.

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Top 5 ways Permaculture Your Garden & Take Back Your Health

By | Farming & Homesteading, Permaculture | One Comment
It’s the latest buzz, right? Permaculture gardening. Maybe you’ve heard it can help you achieve more yield with less work. Perhaps you’re hearing that even though your food might be organic, it doesn’t mean it’s been grown for maximum nutrition.

So how do you ensure your vegetables are nutrient dense, with bigger yields and less time in the garden? And what is a permaculture garden, anyway?

I’m going to lay out the 5 best ways you can transition to a permaculture style garden.

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5 Eco-Thrifty Ways to Build Your Homestead on the Cheap

By | Farming & Homesteading, Permaculture | 2 Comments

It’s no secret: homesteading life and projects cost money.

There’s the materials, the tools, time and all the little parts and pieces for this ONE THING you can’t do without to complete the project. Even a small project can easily go over budget.

It’s frustrating, because you’re trying to live a more “simple” life, yet it can still cost $$$.

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