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Content Writers Wanted

The House & Homestead is currently looking for content writers for our blog and magazine! Writers must have experience with and/or a strong interest in and knowledge of the topics we cover on our site, as well as a strong background in writing and preferably photography too. 

We only accept original work that is ready for publishing. This means all written work and photography must be your own and writing must be edited, polished and ready for publishing when it is turned in. We retain the right to refuse writing that is unclear, full of spelling and/or grammar mistakes, offensive or inflammatory content or is simply off-topic or not a good fit for our site.

Here are some topics we are currently looking for writers on:

  • Modern homesteading & self-sufficiency (Preparedness, frugal living, simple living, living off-grid, etc.)
  • Organic gardening 
  • Real food recipes (All recipes must be made from scratch. No processed ingredients!) 
  • Preserving recipes (We only accept canning and preserving recipes that follow current safety guidelines. Unsure if your recipe fits the current safety standards? Visit the National Centre for Home Food Preservation’s website to learn more).
  • Natural DIY recipes for home & body
  • Home remedies and herbal medicine 
  • Essential oils posts, recipes & blends (The House & Homestead exclusively promotes Plant Therapy Essential Oils. We may accept general posts about essential oils long as they follow general safe use guidelines, including diluting for topical use and refraining from internal use).

If you’re interested in writing for us, please email me anna@thehouseandhomestead.com and introduce yourself! Please also pitch us 3 ideas for topics you would like to write about and we can discuss which wold be the best fit.

If you have a blog of your own, please include a link so we can check out your work! We’re always open to cross-promoting and collaborating with other passionate bloggers in our field:)

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We here at The House & Homestead have spent the past two years building up a loyal following of readers who trust our judgment on products we recommend, because they know we will only recommend the best!

We are now accepting inquiries for sponsored posts for both physical and digital products in our field of focus and expertise. 

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If you have a project you’d like to collaborate on, such as an online summit, workshop, course, book, magazine, resource bundle, podcast, etc… 

Please contact anna@thehouseandhomestead.com and tell me about it! I’m always interested in collaborating with others in my field and believe that two heads are better than one;) 

For any other business inquiries, once again please email anna@thehouseandhomestead.com and I’ll do my best to respond to you as soon as possible.

Thank you so much for your interest in working with me!

Wishing you homemade, homegrown, homestead happiness 🙂

– Anna

We’re finally home from our week-long summer vacation, and while I enjoyed being away, there’s nothing like sleeping somewhere else to make me miss home!⁣

The vacation itself tends to get all the glory, but for me, the best part is always coming home.⁣

Going away gives me the chance to step away and gain some perspective so that when it comes time to go home, I’m actually excited about it! I’m excited to come back to this life that we’ve created with intention. I’m excited to get back to my garden and my kitchen and my desk where I get to create a life I love with my own two hands.⁣

Sometimes we need that perspective that comes from a change of scenery and routine. I know that right now it’s harder than ever for so many people to get away as we’re being asked to stay home, but sometimes all it takes is a break from your every day routine to make you appreciate it. And if you don’t? Maybe it’s time to change it.⁣

The moment that I don’t love coming home or coming back to my life and routine is the moment I’ll know I need to change something about how I’m living. But right now, being back home is the best feeling in the world... Even better than walking through beautiful fields of yarrow with my daughter while we were away. And that was pretty good too:)⁣
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#perspective #home #homeiswheretheheartis #theresnoplacelikehome
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The peas are late this year, probably because of the unusually cool weather we’ve been having. Although that’s meant that the plants are really healthy and now that they’re coming on, we’re about to get a bumper crop.⁣

Plus, I don’t really mind the wait. Because seriously, is there a vegetable on earth that produces prettier flowers than sugar snap peas??⁣

Don’t think so;)
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#peas #gardenersofinstagram #peoplewhogrowfood #humanswhogrowfood #springgarden #homegrown
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“Gardening is the most therapeutic and defiant act you can do. Plus you get strawberries.”⁣⁣⁣⁣
- Ron Finley⁣⁣⁣⁣
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In light of recent protests across the globe, I’ve been thinking a lot lately about where I stand, what I stand for and what form my activism takes.⁣⁣⁣⁣
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I’ve been thinking about how protesting isn’t just about taking to the streets with signs and megaphones. It’s about the choices we make every day.⁣⁣⁣⁣
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It’s about who (and what) we choose to support with our dollars.⁣⁣⁣⁣
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It’s about how we use our voices, and what we say when we speak.⁣⁣⁣⁣
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It’s about questioning the status quo and taking meaningful action to resist the parts that are corrupt and broken.⁣⁣⁣⁣
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You see, homesteading 𝘪𝘴 my form of protest. Growing food is my way of resisting and rebelling against the status quo.⁣⁣⁣⁣
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Whether we’re talking about systemic racism or the corporate food system, it makes no difference; They’re both broken spokes on the same societal wheel that’s keeping everybody trapped and dependent.⁣⁣⁣⁣
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But growing food is a statement of freedom and independence. It takes power away from “the system” and puts it back in the hands of the people.⁣⁣⁣⁣
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Make no mistake, growing food is one of the most influential forms of political activism there is, and at its core, that’s what the modern homesteading movement is all about.⁣⁣⁣⁣

Every homegrown vegetable; Every jar of homegrown food; Every loaf of homemade bread, even, is a small act of resistance, and those small acts add up. If enough people join the movement, we’ll eventually hit critical mass, and that’s when the real change happens.⁣⁣⁣⁣
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If this aspect of homesteading appeals to you too, I invite you to read more and join the conversation (and the movement!) by clicking the link in my bio @thehouseandhomestead or by going to https://thehouseandhomestead.com/growing-food-is-my-form-of-protest/⁣⁣⁣
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#foodsovereignty #foodsecurity #foodjustice #foodjusticeisracialjustice #overgrowthesystem #homegrownfoodrevolution
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As the Black Lives Matter movement has gained momentum over the past couple weeks, it's had me thinking a lot about how the modern homesteading movement fits in, and made me question the status quo.⁣⁣
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One thing that I've become painfully aware of is how there's a severe lack of representation of people of colour in the modern homesteading world. In fact, I'm a little embarrassed to admit this, but I wasn't even aware of any black homesteaders (and very few non-white homesteaders in general) before all of this woke me up. Not in the online space anyway. Not within the mainstream modern homesteading movement.⁣⁣
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But once I started actively seeking them out, what I found was a whole bunch of amazing farmers, gardeners, homesteaders and community leaders of colour doing some pretty incredible things.⁣⁣
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Co-operative farmers bringing fresh produce to food-starved urban communities.⁣⁣
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Community activists growing food in abandoned city spaces.⁣⁣
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Black farmers, gardeners and homesteaders who've lived a different experience than white people, and who often have a different relationship with food and the land due to their unique shared history and culture.⁣

So this week we're diving into the importance of cultural diversity within the modern homesteading community. I'm also sharing some different perspectives on the importance of food security, self-reliance and finding independence on the land, including a list of resources (books, blogs, podcasts, etc.) written and produced by black and BIPOC farmers, gardeners and homesteaders who are changing the game when it comes to food security and self-reliance in their communities. ⁣⁣
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I hope you find inspiration and hope in this week's post. I know I sure did.⁣⁣
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Click the link in my bio or go to https://thehouseandhomestead.com/cultural-diversity-modern-homesteading⁣ to read the full post.⁣
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P.S. If you find this article helpful, please share it and keep the conversation going. This is too important not to talk about right now.
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#blacklivesmatter #blackgardeners #bipocfarmers #diversitymatters #amplifymelanatedvoices #amplifyblackvoices
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I’ve been mulling over my thoughts and words about what’s been going on in America for the past week.⁣

I’m angry. So angry at the racial injustice and the police brutality and the authoritarianism that I’m seeing play out in real time.⁣

I’m so many emotions, and there are so many words I want to say, but for now I think it’s important to make space for the voices of the people who are rarely, if ever heard.⁣

I come from privilege. I haven’t always had it easy, but I’ve always had a voice. I’m going to continue to use my voice and believe me, I’ve got some things to say about what’s been going on. But right now I think it’s important to focus on those who have been silenced for too long. It’s time to listen, and it’s high time for justice to prevail in America and the world. .
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#socialjustice #racialequality #revolution #amplifymelanatedvoices #blackouttuesday
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I’ve taken to making Saturday “market day,” mostly because that’s the day when our local market is held! But also because if I stock up on local goods on market day, then I can avoid the grocery stores the rest of the week.⁣

Quite honestly we could live off the food we have and produce at home for quite some time. But because we grow our own food (and rarely go to the grocery store), this frees up some funds that I can then spend on locally grown and produced foods to supplement what we don’t grow at home, even if they’re a little more expensive.⁣

Th his means we get better quality food over all AND we support local farmers and small business owners in our community, which supports the local economy AND is an all-around more ethical way to shop and eat.⁣

These are some locally grown mushrooms I got at the @comox_valley_farmers_market today. I also got cheese, veggies, mustard and bacon. What more does anyone need, really? 😉 ⁣

In this time of crisis and hardship for so many, our dollars speak more loudly than EVER before! Every dollar we spend is a vote we cast for our health, for our communities, for our future and for our freedom from monopoly.⁣

Every dollar we spend counts more than ever. Spend wisely. Shop local.⁣
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#shoplocal #votewithyourdollars #resist #eatlocal #buylocal #supportlocal #farmersmarket
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