Homesteading

Great tips and tutorials for creating a happy homestead. Posts on how to raise backyard chickens, gardening, advice on homesteading and more.

10 Space-Saving Gardening Strategies

10 Space-Saving Gardening Strategies

While some people are blessed with seemingly endless open spaces, most people who catch the gardening bug quickly find out that their passion for plants is often limited to their available square footage. The good news is our space-saving gardening strategies can help you have […]

Ten Things I’ve Learned While Living Full Time in an RV.

Ten Things I’ve Learned While Living Full Time in an RV.

My friend Crystal mentioned about the concept of downsizing your house. While discussing this she mentions our decision to live and travel full-time in a 5th wheel and asks her readers if they would ever want to simplify their lives by living small. A lively […]

DIY Zero-Waste Produce Bags

DIY Zero-Waste Produce Bags

I am always looking for new ways to reduce waste especially plastic and paper waste with my family. The reusable shopping bags are great but then I noticed a lady using homemade produce bags and I was like I bet I can make those. I […]

40+ Easy Zero Waste Projects for the Home

40+ Easy Zero Waste Projects for the Home

A lot of people doing a little to reduce waste at home can add up to a big impact. This list of zero waste projects for the home are easy to both make and implement. I created this list to help those get started on […]

DIY Wool Dryer Balls

DIY Wool Dryer Balls

Did you know dryer sheets and fabric softeners are made with chemicals that transfer to your clothes? You can easily make DIY wool dryer balls at home that are chemical free and ready to use again and again. They will save your peace of mind […]

Oilcloth Lunch Bag Tutorial

Oilcloth Lunch Bag Tutorial

Forget boring, brown paper lunch sacks. Follow these step by step instructions to make a fun oilcloth lunch bag! This is a good project if you’re just learning how to sew or have years of experience. It only requires straight lines and a handful of […]

Zero Waste Unpaper Towels

Zero Waste Unpaper Towels

Making the switch to zero waste unpaper towels in your home is a great way to reduce paper consumption and reduce costs. There is no need to buy paper towels in bulk with these around! Place a basket of the towels next to the sink […]

Healthy Nutrition for Chickens

Healthy Nutrition for Chickens

Just like people, chickens need water and nourishment to thrive. What goes into a chicken’s body directly relates to their own health and their egg health. Those are important when thinking about raising chickens for meat or eggs that will be consumed by you and […]

The Very Best Melt and Pour Soap Recipes

The Very Best Melt and Pour Soap Recipes

What’s in your soap? Do you know? It might include chemicals or scents or other products you don’t want on your skin. Take control of the ingredients by making your own. It’s easier than you think, and you are sure to find one you’ll love […]

Sew Handmade Cloth Napkins

Sew Handmade Cloth Napkins

There are lots of reasons to make handmade cloth napkins. They are pretty, easy to make, reduce paper costs, and reduce waste. When you make something yourself, you can control what type of products to use too. If you are sensitive to fabric dyes, you […]

Moisturizing Solid Lotion Bars

Moisturizing Solid Lotion Bars

Solid lotion bars are fantastic for moisturizing dry skin. You can easily carry them in a purse or diaper bag without worrying about a mess. When ready to use, hold the solid lotion bars between the palms of your hands for a few seconds. The […]

Eco Friendly Bird Feeders

Eco Friendly Bird Feeders

Don’t throw away your old shoes! Turn them into eco friendly bird feeders instead. Our son either outgrows or wears out his shoes every few months. He is all boy, for sure! Since they aren’t in any kind of shape to pass on to another […]