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Your Well Being Centers on a Holistic Homestead

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Let me ask you this: Have you considered WHY you really want a homestead? Or why you farm?

Is it because you want to improve your health? Connect with the land? Experience personal freedom? Sure, it’s likely all of the above, but at the core of any reason is that you want to feel good.

So, I’m going to introduce to the idea of the Holistic Homestead, and how this will be the single most important piece of homestead or farm knowledge you can learn.

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Top 5 ways Permaculture Your Garden & Take Back Your Health

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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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The Homestead Summit

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Have you ever seen the Discovery Channel show Alaska The Last Frontier?

We don’t have a TV, but this is the one show we go out of our way to watch and have followed it from season one. These people have been a huge inspiration in our homestead journey.

I was stoked to hear I’d been invited to join their summit, but with less than a 24-hour notice it was a scramble to get prepared!

Not to mention, riding the waves of excitement and high adrenaline.

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

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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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How Much Land You Need for a Homestead

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Excitement for purchasing our homestead almost left us on the wrong piece of land. With some money in the bank, we were READY to have land and start our own homestead. We fell in love with a cozy little yurt property on 5 acres with a seasonal stream.

Long story short, the owner jerked us around and ultimately we did not end up there. Otherwise, we would have happily of bought his land, and very soon after, would have figured out that we did not have enough land for our homestead desires.

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Choosing the best location for your farm or garden

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How do you choose the best location for your permaculture garden? Most people are aware that gardens, orchards and pasture have specific needs such as sun and water, but what else is there to consider to find the best location for a garden or farm on your land?

This is not that hard of a question to answer with some protracted observation and a handful of tools.

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