Homesteading 101

Modern homesteading is for everyone. There are so many amazing aspects you can choose from to meet your current needs and living situation!

Modern homesteading is for everyone. There are so many amazing aspects you can choose from to meet your current needs and living situation!

How I Got Started

I never planned on being a homesteader. It started with trying to garden and grew into wanting chickens. Now, I have bees and a milk cow as well! But there’s more to homesteading than just animals, and that’s what’s fun too! Candle making, canning and preserving, and making soap are some of the other fun things I’ve learned to do over the years!

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Helpful Homesteading Resources

How to Get into Beekeeping

By livinghome | September 11, 2020 |
How to get into Bee Keeping

Bees are one of the most important insects on the planet. They keep plants pollinated and not to mention they make this amazing food called honey. Have you ever thought of getting bees? Nowadays, lots of people, even those who live in big cities or neighborhoods are getting bees. Bees are fascinating and can be…

A Guide to What Produce is in Season and When

By Lauren Dahl | August 22, 2016 |

Most of my life, I didn’t know what kinds of produce grew when. Now a days, in many countries, we can get almost any kind of produce from around the world whenever we want.

Foraging for Manzanita Berries

By Lauren Dahl | August 1, 2016 |

I have a new obsession: foraging for wild food. Foraging is basically finding edible plants that grow locally and abundantly in the wild.

Q & A- Ask Me Anything

By Lauren Dahl | July 13, 2016 |

A friend of my sister suggested that I do a little Q&A time to let people ask questions. So here it is!

10 Things I Do Everyday

By Lauren Dahl | June 1, 2016 |

I’m definitely a person who is organized and scheduled. I feel so much better about my day if it’s organized and if I have a to-do list. I totally get everyone is different, and I’m so glad that not everyone in the world is like me! I married a fiery, free-spirited husband that keeps me on my toes and doesn’t let me get too bogged down in over-organizing our world. But I also realize that I do have a strength. Bringing order to our family life is something I’m really good at.

How to Pick a Dog That Fits Your Family

By Lauren Dahl | May 4, 2016 |

I Love Dogs This might seem like a funny topic coming from me, but remember, I love peaceful! I also LOVE animals especially dogs. If our budget could afford it, I’d probably have 10 dogs. I can’t get enough of them. But I also know that getting a new dog (or any animal) can throw…

An Amazing Use for Eggshells

By Lauren Dahl | March 10, 2016 |

A friend of mine a few months ago mentioned to me the amazing use of eggshell powder. I had never heard of it before. Basically, eggshells are an amazing source of calcium, and you can use them for all sorts of things…

The Truth About Gardening

By Lauren Dahl | February 9, 2016 |

The truth about gardening is that it can feel like a roller coaster ride. Especially the first few years you do it. I’m saying that after doing it for 10 years, and I still feel like I’m on a roller coaster.

Organic Gardening: Prep & Prepare Your Spot

By Lauren Dahl | February 4, 2016 |

If you don’t yet have a garden, it can be a little overwhelming choosing the type and even where to put it. Gardens can range from containers on a balcony to several acres of space on a plot of land. If you already have a spot, there are still some choices to be made of what kind of garden to do.

Organic Gardening: Starting Seeds Indoors

By Lauren Dahl | February 2, 2016 |

My first piece of advice to anyone gardening is to grow what you love and start out simple. Maybe only do 3-4 things the first year…

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