Homesteading

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

The Principles of Permaculture (And How to Make Them Work For You!)

Knowing how to apply the principles of permaculture to your property can make your homestead more productive with less effort on your part. But first you have to understand what the principles of permaculture are and, of course, what permaculture...

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...

3 Easy Ways to Help Save the Bees (And Why it Matters)

Something that has been near and dear to my heart for a long time is the devastating drop in the global honeybee population. Honeybees ALONE are responsible for pollinating 80% of fruits and vegetables.Considering how much we depend on these little pollinators...
How to Prepare Your Soil in the Fall

How to Prepare Your Soil in the Fall

The number one secret to success for any home gardener lies in having good soil. No, scratch that… It lies in BUILDING good soil. Because even if you start out with the best soil on Earth, if you continue to grow in the same soil season after season without amending...

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How to Grow Spices At Home

How to Grow Spices At Home

When I first learned that there was someone successfully growing spices like ginger, turmeric, cumin and vanilla at home in North Carolina, my mind was honestly blown. I had honestly never considered it could even be possible to grow "exotic"...

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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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