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  1. More Experienced Homesteaders: Please Help Me Decide Between Two Properties

    Homesteading Questions
    Good morning fellow homesteaders! I am a novice, looking to buy a homestead property. I have found two but they each come with drawbacks that I am trying to decide between. Charming House, Oddly Laid Out Property, No Pond This property has 2 new outbuildings and enough electric fences to...
  2. clover for erosion control

    Homestead Construction
    We're putting a pond in this year and one suggestion to help prevent erosion from filling the pond back in was clover instead of rock. From this person's opinion, the ground can still move from under the rock and that planting clover is our best bet because the root system remains even when not...
  3. Homestead Regeneration: A Bedtime Story

    Homestead Construction
    So Melli asked for more stories of homestead construction and rather than hijacking her threads here's a short tale of rebuilding on a budget. My wife and I emigrated from Europe to Canada in 2007, and accidentally bought 3 acres (was cheaper than a townhouse in Calgary) in the corner of a...
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