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Potatoes fresh from the ground

It’s Harvest Time at the Homestead

It's peak harvest time on the homestead, but our raised beds would never be enough to sustain us during an emergency.
A box of bees

Trees, Bees, and the Great Outdoors

The harvest continues and the work doesn't end. After a rainy weekend, we get outside to harvest honey, vegetables and do chores.
Our cabbage are beginning to grow heads.

Inflation Hits the Homestead, Plus Survival Gardening

Have you ever checked the caloric content of vegetables? Many of them offer just a coupe hundred calories per pound. Give yourself survival options.
A raised bed showing cabbage and potatoes

Homestead Life is Tiring but Fulfilling

In our second year on the homestead, the progress we have made from last year is evident. We have not realized its full potential, but we are underway.
Potatoes in a garden

It’s Time to Raise Some of your Own Food

Raising some of your own food can help you add valuable calories to your diet and and save money, but you need to start now.
A raised garden bed growing herbs and leafy greens. Photo by Markus Spiske on Unsplash.

How to Survive the Coming Food Crisis

As the war in Ukraine lingers, the odds of a food crisis are growing. Are you prepared to feed your family when there is no food in the store?
This means your electric fence isn't working.

How to Screw Up Your Electric Fence Build

I've never installed an electric fence before, and it showed. Sometimes watching YouTube can't replace trial and error.
Two raised beds

We Just Completed Two Raised Beds in the Garden

We added two raised beds as we continue to build infrastructure to support a more self-sufficient lifestyle.
Installing the fence

It’s Finally Time to Install our Welded Wire Fence

Now that the beehives are set up, we need to get our fencing up before the bears sniff them out and come for a visit.
plants in ports

Prepper Diary May 28: When is a Weed not a Weed

With the weather improving and the sun shining again, we embark on a host of gardening and other outdoor activities