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  1. Countryside Families
    Hello from our 100 acre farm here in Colombia. We are new to homesteading today. We are an Expat, homeschooling, homesteading family of 7, that has farmed all over Colombia for the last 4 years. We have cows, chickens, guinea hens, turkeys, pigs, tilipia fish, fruit trees and we are starting our...
  2. Daily Journal & Everybody Has a Story Archives
    Come join us on our journey to our off-grid homestead life in British Columbia - we'd be happy to have you along for the ride! With the current global situation, we decided to sell everything, get out of the big city, and move out to a remote homestead. Kimberly has always lived in the city...
  3. Introductions
    New member here! My family and I moved to Tennessee about eight years ago, settled in town and have had a difficult time adjusting to an urban lifestyle. We farmed in Ohio before we relocated, and so far have very little in common with any of the people we know locally. Though we live in a small...
  4. General Chat
    Hello everyone. We currently live in Ashville, AL. but we are looking to move in the next 5 years so we can be completely off grid and self sustained. I need y'alls advice on the best area to homestead but one of my must haves on the list is great schools...my daughter is in elementary school...
  5. Homesteading Questions
    Hello everyone. We currently live in Ashville, AL. but we are looking to move in the next 5 years so we can be completely off grid and self sustained. I need y'alls advice on the best area to homestead but one of my must haves on the list is great schools...my daughter is in elementary school...
  6. Cooking
    I jokingly call it Utah Swamp Salmon, because it honestly tastes as good as salmon or trout! I’ve tested this theory with friends and family who to this day, still have no idea they tried smoked carp! Seriously, if you prepare it properly from the moment you catch them you’ll end up with a...
  7. Online Recipe Book
    Absolutely one of the easiest, tastiest and hardy catfish dinners! Best part? Only takes 15 minutes!!!! Hardest part will be getting the kitchen pass to go catch some Catfish, but after they try this once...I’ll guarantee they will be asking for more! It’s even kid approved here on the...
  8. Preserving the Harvest
    Fresh green beans from the garden can’t be beat, but second best is preserving them and having them with a hot dinner on a cold winter day! Canned green beans will last for years, pickled will last up to a year and lacto fermentation will allow you to store your green beans up to 6-8 months...
  9. Real Estate
    I have 40 acres in valmy Nevada and would like a couple people to come and join me in forming a community it’s 2 hours away from Reno You could bring a mobile home or even to start on property and slowly develop it planning on starting agriculture in April and farm animals in march This is my...
  10. Homesteading Questions
    Just curious to know how many of you actually up and left the rat race and moved to the country to homestead? What was your biggest mistake/regret?
  11. Poultry
    Would anybody be interested in sharing what their coop looks like? I built my own from scratch and would really like everybody else to show theirs off. I love seeing the different styles. here is mine! If anybody is interested, I have a video tour on my blog. here is the link...
  12. Homesteading Questions
    Of all the books I have read the best big picture book was by Ed Robinson and his wife. The Have More Plan. Written as a series of magazine articles way back in the late 40's which was eventually compiled into a small book the size of a large format magazine. It has surely spurred my thinking on...
  13. Crafting
    My apologies to anyone offended. - I was not aware I was in violation of the rules with this post. One of the admins let me know, so I just deleted the content of this post (I'm an old guy and was trying to find a button to simply delete the post entirely but couldn't find one).
  14. Homesteading Questions
    My husband's Uncle said it best: "Every time you fill the tank of your car, put an equal amount in savings. That way when you need a new car the money will be there. And, if you do not have enough money to do this, stay home. Every time people go to town they spend money.". Now, my Husband's...
  15. Introductions
    Hi there! I'm Bex. I'm an Idaho girl, born and bred, and I'm interested in homesteading/sustainability for so many reasons - number one being the environment - and I can't wait to be out of my awful apartment and into a home of my own so I can realize my full potential!
  16. Homesteading Questions
    I'll try to make this short so I don't have you reading a novel. As of now, both my husband and I are working 35+ hours a week. On top of working, I homeschool my daughter. We live in a mobile home park. We moved here from Florida 2 years ago. I started my job about 3 months ago. I've always...
  17. Homesteading Questions
    Hello I want to know about homestead life, Can anybody please explain its easy or not ?
  18. Home Gardens, Market Gardens, and Commercial Crops
    I am looking at buying a tractor for my property for the use of farm and other random digging needs etc etc, I have looked at many brands and have come down to mahindra or massey ferguson as the choice. It will be a "light" tractor the massey model is GC1715. Whatever i get i want a front end...
  19. Homesteading Questions
    Suggest me.
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