A Self-Sustaining Homestead

How To Create Your Own 1-Acre, Self-Sustaining Homestead Illustration by: Dorling Kindersley There are endless ways to create your own self-sustaining homestead using 1-acre of land. Some people prefer to keep cows, goats, pigs and hens, while others prefer to keep animal livestock to a minimum, or none at all. With or without livestock, your […] Read more »

Getting Tomatoes the water they need.

I had to save this on my blog, I thought it was a good idea to use in my own garden.  Read the comments that follow they have some useful information. I started may 28th planting 4 tomatoes around a garbage can with holes drilled in the bottom rim and a second row up about […] Read more »

Free Crop Insurance Plans for New Farmers

Some great information if your seeking to make farming, even on a small scale a business. Find Funding (Loans/Grants), Finding Farmland, Jobs and Internships and much more. USDA Provides Greater Protection for Fruit, Vegetable and Other Specialty Crop Growers Free Basic Coverage Plans and Premium Discounts Available for New, Underserved and Limited Income Farmers WASHINGTON, […] Read more »

Alternatives to a Survival Retreat!

          Northwest Survival Retreat Ideal Population Map Nice map with some great info from Modernsurvivalblog.com For the curious, I put together this map awhile ago which illustrates perimeter regions surrounding the population centers of city regions containing populations of 50,000 (red circles) and 200,000 (blue circles) people in the states of Montana, Idaho, eastern […] Read more »

HOW MUCH TO PLANT TO FEED YOUR FAMILY

HOW MUCH SHOULD YOU PLANT TO FEED                            YOUR FAMILY?   Picture from http://shtfdad.com/much-need-plant-feed-family/ First step, Start Off with good Heirloom Seeds Do you know how much your family eats in a year’s time?  I am keenly aware of how much meat, poultry, eggs, […] Read more »

Tips For Hardcore Homesteading

This is some great info and a fun article to read from http://www.backwoodshome.com/articles/clay62.html Jackie’s tips for hardcore homesteading By Jackie Clay   Many of us have a garden and enjoy fresh vegetables during the summer and fall. Maybe we even have a few chickens for eggs and meat. But many of us may want to extend […] Read more »

Weeds That You Can Eat

If you live out in the country I would bet that you can find all 5 of these on your property plus another one that I added to make 6 weeds that you can eat. There’s a lot more but these are a good start. But let’s be clear unless you are absolutely positive about […] Read more »

Top 9 ways to prepare for the total breakdown of society

Top 9 ways to prepare for the total breakdown of society without looking like a (complete) lunatic.  When I talk to people about whats coming I get the glazed eye look. The end is near  It’s been a crazy past few years. We’ve seen gas prices hit all-time highs, been hit by major and catastrophic […] Read more »

Designing your ideal homestead

A homestead is neither a farm, nor a rural residence; therefore, it presents design challenges that are different from the others. Food for thought for those of us trying to establish a little bit of homesteading of our own. Read more at http://www.countrysidemag.com/86-1/fred_wilson/ A rural residence is basically nothing more than a suburban house plunked down […] Read more »

Ten Things That Make a Survival Homestead

A List is good, but the list that you need to make is about your own property and what you are able to do with it, I have about 4 acres, some people have a lot more land, and a lot have far less. Where you are located, what are your resources, what are you […] Read more »