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Are you interested in writing for The House & Homestead?

Have you got a product that you think would be a great fit for our readers, and you’d like us to feature it on our site or in our magazine?

Do you have a project of your own you’d like to collaborate on?

Read on to learn how to get in touch and start working with us today!

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:)

Sponsored Posts Now Offered & Accepted

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. 

If you have a product that you feel would be of use to our readers and a good fit for our site or our magazine, please contact anna@thehouseandhomestead.com and let’s talk!

Collaborations, Interviews & Special Projects

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

🐛 I’ve heard it said that “if something’s not eating your garden, then you’re not part of the ecosystem.”⁣⁣
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These little caterpillars are ALL OVER our red currant bush. There are so many we can actually HEAR them chomping on the leaves!!!⁣⁣
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I’m not sure if they’re a pest or some sort of future butterfly, but they seem to only like the currant leaves and the currants are still growing just fine.⁣ ⁣

(UPDATE: I’ve now learned that these are Gooseberry Sawfly larvae and are harmless to our other plants:)⁣
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We gathered some of them and fed them to our chickens, but otherwise we’ve just left these guys to do their thing. I figure if they’re not harming my main crops then no foul.⁣⁣
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We should always remember that even “pests” serve a purpose, and having an organic garden means we’ll be sharing at least some of what we’re growing with the critters around us. And that’s perfectly natural and okay! ⁣⁣
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So long as your crops aren’t being destroyed, ain’t no shame in sharing a little bit with the other creatures that make our world go round:)⁣
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#catterpillars #gardenpests #abugslife #chickensnacks #organicgardening
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🍅 If I had to choose the most valuable crop in our garden, it would have to be tomatoes.⁣

They're so versatile in the kitchen, so we grow tons of them every year, not just to eat fresh, but to preserve and provide us with most of our tomato-based needs all year long!⁣

Last year we got well over 300 pounds of tomatoes off of our plants, and were able to preserve most of the tomato-based products that we use in a year from our bounty. (I just finished our last jar of homemade tomato sauce last week and we're on our last jar of salsa now!)⁣

But we've had our share of struggles with tomato plants in the past. Common problems like blight and blossom end rot plagued our plants for a good two or three years until we started trying out different "hacks" that we'd learned from our own online mentors.⁣

Now we've got our tomato game down pretty much to a tee, and we get BUMPER CROPS of tomatoes from our garden by following a few simple steps to ensure healthy, productive tomato plants every year.⁣

So today I'm sharing my top 6 hacks for growing a bumper crop of tomatoes in your garden every year!⁣

They're all simple tips and tricks that anyone can follow, but you don't know what you don't know!⁣

So if you've ever struggled with growing tomatoes before or death with common diseases or poor fruit production, then this one's for you my friend:)⁣

Click the link in my bio @thehouseandhomestead or go to https://thehouseandhomestead.com/grow-a-bumper-crop-of-tomatoes/ to get my top 6 hacks for growing healthy tomato plants at home!⁣

What about you? Do you have any tomato-growing “hacks”?⁣
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⁣#tomatoes #homegrowntomatoes #homegrown #growfoodnotlawns #humanswhogrowfood #homesteaderaofinstagram #bumpercrop #growfood #organic
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👩🏻‍🌾 This week has been a busy one! ⁣
We spent at least 4 hours last Saturday weeding the garden beds that were, quite frankly, embarrassingly overgrown with weeds😳⁣

Then we cleared some space in the front yard and made way for two new raised beds that will help us grow even more food at home this year!⁣

Of course then we had to build said garden beds, fill them with about 2o heavy wheelbarrows full of soil, construct tomato shelters to protect our plants from blight, and, and...⁣

Some days the work seems like it’s never ending. But we’ve found that if you work together as a family and remember to take time to stop and marvel at the plant and bug life, play with the chickens and enjoy a nice cold bevy at the end of the day, the hard work is more than worth the payoff in the end.⁣

Come join us in our very first “episode” on YouTube where we take you behind the scenes of our lives here on our little 1/4 acre homestead! And what better time to open up our garden gate to the world than in the spring:)⁣

Click the link in my bio @thehouseandhomestead or go to https://youtu.be/j0MH0TJ07vc to watch the full episode.⁣

And remember to hit “like” and subscribe while you’re there so you never miss a video:)⁣
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#spring #springonthehomestead #homesteadersofinstagram #humanswhogrowfood #springgarden #springgardening #growfoodnotlawns
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