Homestead Life & Ponderings

How It Started Vs. How It’s Going

When I first started homesteading, I had a burning desire to become more self-sufficient and live a more sustainable life. Ever since I can remember, I've been a rebel at heart, and learning how to homestead and become more self-reliant was a way for me to “throw a...

What does it really mean to be self-reliant?

I’ve been thinking a lot lately about what it really means to be “self-reliant.”  We talk a lot about self-reliance (or self-sufficiency) in the homesteading community, and outwardly it may seem as if the goal of “achieving” self-reliance is what ultimately...

Growing Food is My Form of Protest

“Gardening is the most therapeutic and defiant act you can do. Plus you get strawberries.” - Ron Finley In light of the recent Black Lives Matter protests across the US and around the world, I’ve been thinking a lot more about where I stand, what I stand for and what...
How to Homestead with Kids

How to Homestead with Kids

First off, let me preface this by saying that this is not a philosophical article about how to raise children on a homestead or how to teach them to be self-reliant little homesteaders themselves. While these are important topics, I’ve seen them...

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The Difficult Path to The Simple Life

The Difficult Path to The Simple Life

From city girl to simple life I grew up in the city. Life was fast, competition was fierce and downtime was considered a luxury. Meals were often eaten on the go as I rushed from appointment to appointment; From the train to work; From home to school and back again....

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Why I Homestead

Why I Homestead

Welcome to The House & Homestead! I'm writing the first post since we went live, so I thought I would tell you a little bit about who I am and why I’ve chosen this path in life. It’s hard to pin down the exact moment when I knew I wanted to pursue a homesteading...

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Hi! I’m Anna, and I’m a city girl turned modern homesteader who’s passionate about growing, cooking and preserving real food at home, creating my own herbal medicine and all-natural home and body care products, and working toward a simpler, more sustainable and self-sufficient life each and every day. 

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