bee keeping, bees, homestead fail, homesteading

Homestead failure is not always what it seems

There is one unavoidable fact on the homestead.  You are going to fail.  Failure is not something we think about much or even plan for, but it still happens.  Three years ago we started beekeeping.  We knew that winters were hard here so we built our hives out of 2x4 pine in an effort to… Continue reading Homestead failure is not always what it seems

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firewood, Homestead Rescue, homesteading, Wood heat

Wood Heat, You Will Never Go Back To Oil

Yes folks, it's that time of year.  The weather outside is frightful, the days are short, and the wood stove is cranking.  Looking through a frosty window pane, we stare out at our garden covered in snow, and think about how nice it is to be warm. Only fellow homesteaders know that winter time is… Continue reading Wood Heat, You Will Never Go Back To Oil

fishing, homesteading, ice fishing

Ice Fishing, it’s a Family Affair

Winter on the homestead is always a time to reflect on the last growing season.  It is also a time to plan next years adventures, but most of all for us its a time to fish.  Ice fishing has been a part of our winters for as long as I can remember. It has always… Continue reading Ice Fishing, it’s a Family Affair

cooking, farming, gardening, homemade, homesteading, pigs, raising turkeys, recipes, turkeys

Our Homestead Thanksgiving, also known as “Satsgiving”

We have certainly all heard of Thanksgiving, and even “Friendsgiving”, but let me introduce you to “Satsgiving”. I can’t really tell you exactly when Satsgiving started, but I can tell you that it all started from a love of food and cooking, even at an early age. I was fortunate enough to have grown up… Continue reading Our Homestead Thanksgiving, also known as “Satsgiving”

farming, gardening, homemade, Homestead Rescue, homesteading, recipes

The Key To Homesteading Success is Closer Than You Think

When we think of homesteading, our thoughts often turn to chickens, pigs and huge gardens full of vegetables. But there is one main ingredient that is always overlooked. The most productive and important things on the homestead are the people.  Your homestead is always limited by how much work you and your family is willing and… Continue reading The Key To Homesteading Success is Closer Than You Think