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…

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…

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…

Chicken Plants: Plants to Grow for Healthy Chickens

Chicken Plants: Plants to Grow for Healthy Chickens

Did you know you can grow plants to ensure the health of your chickens? Several flowers, greens, berries and even vegetables can add to a chicken’s well being in a variety of ways. Chances are a garden is already in the works on your homestead,…

How to Choose an Egg Incubator

How to Choose an Egg Incubator

There are many choices when considering which egg incubator you want to use for hatching chicks from eggs. This post will tell you everything you need to know before making a purchase. Egg Incubator Styles Cabinet Style Styrofoam or Plastic DIY Homemade Cabinet Style Incubators…

Idaho Pasture Pigs

Idaho Pasture Pigs

We have been raising Idaho Pasture Pigs since August 2017 at the Happiest Camper Homestead in Big Stone Gap, VA.  It is a new breed of pigs that are not aggressive and graze for food.  Idaho Pasture Pigs are a medium sized pig that reach a…

Happiest Camper Homestead

Happiest Camper Homestead

It has been four months since we totaled our RV and settled on a 5-acre homestead in southwestern Virginia.  The house is (mostly) furnished, and we are no longer going to the store every day to replace missing items.  We are moving out of survival…