Category Archives: Homesteading

Entrepreneurial Homesteading Benefits Community Bottom-line. [Part 4]

Individuals across the region as well as the country are seeing a truly “ground-floor” opportunity through backyard gardening or urban agriculture. The ability to make a living and to create a simpler lifestyle are just a few reasons behind the expansion into entrepreneurial homesteading. Across the country, myriad people are embracing what Melissa Willis, who Read more »

Entrepreneurial Homesteading Benefits Community Bottom-line. [Part 3]

Backyard industry and urban agriculture complements the entrepreneurial mindset. Now more than ever, people are seeing an economic opportunity at their doorstep and taking advantage of it. Others are seeing the economic benefit of overseeing some of their own food. But for others, the idea of a farm in the city brings worries of sounds Read more »

Entrepreneurial Homesteading Benefits Community Bottom-line. [Part 2]

Job creation is an extremely necessary and desired goal for any community. In any good business plan, the need for a good ROI (return on investment) is critical to success. Focusing on urban agriculture, backyard industry and manufactured value-added product provide the much needed industry jobs while beneficially impacting the community. In addition to environmental, Read more »

Entrepreneurial Homesteading Benefits Community Bottom-line.

Backyard industry and urban agriculture includes people from across all socio-economic backgrounds as well as political persuasions that are actively engaged in what is often known as homesteading. Whether it is due to economic factors or people looking for a more simple lifestyle, the numbers continue to grow exponentially of those who call themselves homesteaders. Read more »

Keep It Simple Homesteader!

I stepped onto the carpet of the bathroom floor and immediately felt a wet squish. Looking down I could see where water had puddled and the carpet was stained. Oh great, I thought, a water leak. Dollar signs started flashing in my mind. I called my hubs up to look. He said, “Well, if it’s Read more »

A DAY IN THE LIFE OF A HAVENSTEADER

Are you ready for homesteading? Rising before the crack of dawn to milk cows or head off to work on the tractor are often the first things people assume if you say you have a homestead. But suburban or urban homesteading usually doesn’t include milking animals (unless you have goats or rattlesnakes) or tilling with Read more »

Permaculture Principle #1. Observe and Interact

Principle Number One: Observe and Interact Have you ever gone on a walk with a young child? They are the epitome of modeling the principle of observing and interacting. They see something that attracts their attention. They stop. They gaze at it, touch it, smell it, hold it. They seek only to engage and understand.As Read more »

Do’s, Don’ts and Doubts of being a Homesteader

I rarely get sick. It just doesn’t happen. Except it did. Headache, sore throat, shivers and the desire to do nothing but stay in bed for two days. And as I always do when I can’t do anything else that I really need to do, I contemplated my life and what I really want from Read more »

Do’s, Don’ts and “Duh’s” of Homesteading

There is a great wealth of knowledge within the homesteading community. Often I’ll see something on someone’s blog or a pinterest picture or even a YouTube video, and say, “What a great idea. I’m doing that.” Unfortunately, I often find that the disclaimer “results not always as shown” should be listed in many of these Read more »