Homesteading

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

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...

How to Make Your Own Indoor Grow Light Stand

If you grow plants from seed (or if you want to), you're likely going to want to start a few of them indoors. And if you start your seeds indoors, something that will make your life so much easier (and make your seedlings bigger, stronger and...

Healthy Grocery Shopping Tips (For When You Can’t Avoid the Grocery Store)

When grocery shopping, remember that not all food is created equal! Here are a few healthy grocery shopping tips to help you choose better! * * * If you've been reading this blog for any length of time, it probably comes as no surprise that I...
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 & Understand Seed Packets

How to Read & Understand 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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