Homesteading Hack #1

I think of Homesteading Hacks as little tidbits of knowledge that can be used to make our homesteading experiences more enjoyable. Sometimes that means a hack saves us money, sometimes it saves us time, sometimes it does BOTH! This one is especially useful for renters – we use Command Damage-Free Hooks to hang all thoseContinue reading “Homesteading Hack #1”

Oatmeal

I have been making oatmeal the Sally Fallon way for almost a year now, but today I tried my first variation on the simply delicious recipe. As the recipe (from Nourishing Traditions) dictates, I soaked two cups of organic rolled oats overnight in two cups of water. Then, this morning, I put two more cupsContinue reading “Oatmeal”

Book Review: Making Your Small Farm Profitable

I have had this book on the shelf for almost a year, and finally opened it earlier this month. I quickly realized it is an essential book for anyone planning to own a profitable small farm or market garden. The author, Ron Macher, is publisher of Small Farm Today, “the original how-to magazine of alternativeContinue reading “Book Review: Making Your Small Farm Profitable”

Homesteading in the 21st Century

I have been struggling for months to establish my farm philosophy. One thing I often consider is how to incorporate technology into my life, without allowing it to take away from the non-technical aspects. Whether to purchase paper books, or e-books is an issue that I think about a lot. And this blog, for example.Continue reading “Homesteading in the 21st Century”

So Much to Share!

Okay, first things first: my husband has accepted a job that requires our family relocate from Athens, GA to Pennsylvania – IN APRIL. We made our first trip up there this past weekend to scope out the area and searched for three straight days for a home to rent that is reasonably close to hisContinue reading “So Much to Share!”

Animal, Vegetable, Miracle

We are due to finish up our first book club selection, Folks, This Ain’t Normal by Joel Salatin, and after a vote, we have chosen to read Animal, Vegetable, Miracle by Barbara Kingsolver next. I read this book a few years ago, shortly after The Omnivore’s Dilemma by Michael Pollan. AVM had come highly recommendedContinue reading “Animal, Vegetable, Miracle”

Become a Master Composter

NEW Master Composter Program If you enjoy working with people, digging in the dirt and talking “trash”, we want you to become a volunteer Master Composter with the Athens-Clarke County Master Composting Program! Become a home composting expert and teach your family, friends, neighbors, and fellow community members, “How to Compost”. Master Composters are an eliteContinue reading “Become a Master Composter”