Category Archives: Natural Home and Life

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 »

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 »

Musings of a Havensteader

Okay, so most times you will find my blog revolves around #simplesolutions to creating a havenstead. I’ll share about permaculture ethics and  its guiding principles. I’ll give you some info on herbs–growing, saving, using. And you’ll often find tips or ideas to creating your own havenstead. And then other times you’ll find me day-dreaming on 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 »

The Waste Less Havensteader

I hate waste. Unfortunately, I’ve been known to find moldy veggies in the bottom of my refrigerator. I used to basically say “ugh” and then ditch it. “Oh well, I’ll do better next time” was my motto. Then I got to thinking. What if every time I threw food away, I marked down the cost Read more »

CREATING A COLORFUL HAVENSTEAD

In many cases, homesteading revolves around outdoor activities such as gardening, raising of livestock, bee-keeping, permaculture, and a list of never-ending chores. However, at the end of the day and after all of your labors, creating a havenstead starts instead your home. Years ago, my career revolved around helping people select the exterior and interior Read more »