Homestead Update

Well, the Fall is beginning and things are starting to slow down some and I am finally getting more chances to write. Don’t forget, even if I am not posting on the website, there is usually a lot going at our Facebook (MakingAHomestead) and Twitter (@Makeahomestead) Pages. Their format just lends itself to quick photo [...]

Website of the Week: Mother Earth News

The Website of the Week for this week is Mother Earth News. However, Mother Earth News is much more than just a website, they are the longest running magazine focused on sustainable living (running for over 35 years) and also over an excellent free E-Newsletter. I really can not say enough good things about Mother [...]

Homestead Picture Update 4-12

We had a bad cold snap last night, but luckily it seems most of my plants made it out just fine. I think it has been about two weeks since I did an update though so, I figured it was long overdue. I hope you enjoy the pictures.

Some of you may remember the Square [...]

“Food Production Systems for a Backyard or Small Farm” Review

“Food Production Systems for a Backyard or Small Farm”

I was first introduced to “Food Production Systems for a Backyard or Small Farm” when I heard Jack Spirko mention it on The Survival Podcast a couple years ago. After he mentioned it a dozen times or so, I figured maybe there really was something [...]

Homestead Picture Update: 3-7-12

Time for a homestead photo update. I hope you enjoy!

First, lets check in on how some of my most recent plantings are doing…

The extra Shallots I planted a couple weeks up are popping up. I planted 16 pots and all but one have come up so far. I can taste the scapes [...]

Homestead Pic-Update

Spring is around the corner and the homestead is kicking into high gear. Tomorrow I will be moving my first series of vegetable starts from the garage to my raised beds and start the next set. Below, is a picture of what is on the way out (sorry the lights weren’t on) and you can [...]

Winter Homestead Projects

If you are like me, you find yourself climbing the walls in the winter for lack of things to do. It can be frustrating. The ground is too cold to dig, but you want to do something constructive on the homestead. So, I decided to just sit down real quick and make a list of [...]

“All New Square Foot Gardening” By: Mel Bartholomew – Review

Winter is the time to spend planning your next year’s garden. It is tempting to rest on one’s laurel at this time of year, but to do so would be a grave mistake. I like to use this time to plunge into gardening books and seed catalogs. I started this tradition 3 years ago when [...]

Reinforcing the Cold Frame

There is a reason we test things. LOL. I was fortunate to get my cold frame/mini greenhouse up before it got too cold. However, about a week ago it rained for about 3 days straight. Curious, how my cold frame would hold up, I went outside as soon as it was dry. Luckily, it had [...]

The Survival Podcast

Website of the Week: The Survival Podcast

To even begin to talk about The Survival Podcast and my experience with it, I must tell the story of how I got interested in preparedness. It is the only way I can truly convey the impact it has had on me and my life. Without a doubt, [...]