Homesteading

Articles about simple living, sustainability, self-sufficiency and preparedness, as well as posts about our own homesteading journey.

My Favourite Things – 2021 Edition (aka. The Modern Homesteader’s Christmas Wish List)

Every year around this time, I compile a list of my favourite things: Things that I love, use or covet for my own homestead, and things that I know other modern homesteaders will love too!  As the list continues to evolve, I've begun to pare...

How to Season Cast Iron Cookware

Cast iron cookware is seeing a comeback. While it’s one of the oldest types of cookware still in use today, cast iron fell out of fashion in the mid 20th century when other types of cookware such as aluminum, stainless steel and Teflon-coated non-stick pans gained...

How to Render Lard (Using a Slow Cooker or Stockpot)

When it comes to homesteading skills, learning how to render your own lard is high on the list of things that will have you feeling like you’re channeling Ma Ingalls in your kitchen. Of course, us modern homesteaders know there’s absolutely no shame in using modern...
Growing Food is My Form of Protest

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...

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How to Grow More Food In Less Space

How to Grow More Food In Less Space

One of the biggest problems that every homesteader runs  into sooner or later is the issue of wanting to grow more food than their garden space allows for. You see, this whole growing your own food thing… it’s sort of addictive. The more you...

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How to Read Seed Packets

How to Read Seed Packets

Seed packets can contain a lot of confusing information, but learning how to read seed packets is crucial when it comes to giving your plants the best start in life. Here's a breakdown of all the information included on most seed packets, and how to actually...

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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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