In today’s vlog, I spend some time in the garden replanting seeds and slightly bigger plants before the first storm of the season hits, and we have an impromptu rendering job that has been on the project list for some time come to fruition!
Things sure have changed since covid. Some for the better, some for the worst. What we can’t deny is change has happened, both physically and mentally. Our collective mindset has shifted and a lot of us have asked ourselves WTAF we are doing. In this post, I discuss some of things we won’t go back to since covid and how life has changed.
You don’t need to be a homesteader or a minimalist to get involved in zero and low waste living. Taking the necessary steps towards these ideologies helps a grander scheme of minimising waste, being environmentally conscious and mindful of our surroundings. This post will teach you some tips on ways you can start living low or zero waste as a homesteader.
You can live on an acre of land and do nothing with it, and you can also live on an acre of land that has a full food garden covered in food and medicinal crops. Whatever it is you have, there are a number of ways you can start homesteading right now – whether or not you’ve just moved out to the country, are seeking relief from that 9-5, or want to go full hog self reliant. Let’s take a look at my top 10 ways to start homesteading now, whether you’ve made the move to your first homestead or are planning on moving onto one.
If you are starting a garden in your backyard or any open area of land, you should know about soil amendments. Making amendments to the soil is a fantastic way to encourage the growth of crops you choose to grow. Before you jump into using biochar as a soil amendment, you need to know more about it and how it works. To learn more about the benefits of using biochar in the garden, read on.
If you ask any homesteader that is still working full time, or that has just moved on to a homestead, all of them will have an ultimate dream – to homestead full time, earn some money doing so, so they can quit their full time jobs. If you’d like to learn how to fit full time work in with homesteading, then read on.
Being eco-friendly or living more in tune with nature tends to come part and parcel for homesteaders. Many will have their own vegetable garden or hens for eggs. Or some grow their own farm raised food in meat hens, rabbits, pigs or cows, and others hunt and forage in the wild. whatever the preference, I tend to think and believe that homesteaders as a broader community are probably more eco friendly and eco conscious than others.
Are you thinking about starting a square foot garden? Square foot gardening is perfect for those with limited space or are new to gardening and would like to plant many things or get a greater yield from a smaller space. Square foot gardening is incredibly useful for companion planting and management of soil in a smaller space. Learn about some of the square foot gardening mistakes that are made and how to avoid them.