What You Need to Know About Solar Batteries

If you’re going solar on the homestead (like us!), you’ll need solar batteries. Solar batteries, also known as solar energy storage systems or solar battery storage, are devices that store excess electricity generated by solar panels for later use. Here are some key points to know about solar batteries. Why you need solar batteries Overall, … Read more

10 Things I’ve Learned About Raising Goats

If you’re new to raising goats, there are a few things to know. Here’s what I learned while raising my silly named meat goats on my homestead. More tips for raising goats Caring for goats involves more than just providing food and water; it’s about creating a nurturing environment where they can thrive.

Leaf Pumpkin DIY for Fall

You’ll love this chubby little pumpkin fall craft Hey y’all, it’s that time of the year again—fall is here! The air is crisp, the leaves are changing, and pumpkins are everywhere. But what if you could bring a little bit of that autumn magic indoors? Today, I’m gonna show you how to make adorable little … Read more

A Beginner’s Guide to Organic Gardening on the Homestead

Hey there, green thumbs and aspiring gardeners! Today, we’re diving deep into the world of organic gardening with our Beginner’s Guide to Organic Gardening for homesteaders. If you’ve ever wondered what all the buzz is about, or if you’re just looking for some tips to make your garden flourish without synthetic fertilizers and pesticides, you’re … Read more

Pros and Cons of Owning a Rain Barrel on the Homestead

Rain barrels: your homestead’s new best friend Hey y’all! So you’re thinking about adding a rain barrel to your homestead, huh? Well, sit tight because we’re about to dive deep into everything you need to know about these water-saving wonders. From the good to the bad, and even the downright handy, we’re covering it all. … Read more

How to Make a Solar Light for Under $10

There’s a misconception that adding solar to your homestead has to be expensive. Not so. There’s an inexpensive way to add solar to a shop building, storage building or chicken coop for less than $10 using recycled materials. The concept is used in many other countries where electricity is scarce, and a similar version was … Read more

How to Dry Sweet Basil

  Fresh basil has a relatively short shelf life, and preserving its aromatic qualities can be challenging. That’s where drying comes in. By removing the moisture from the leaves, we can extend sweet basil’s usability and savor its flavors all year round. Whether you’re a seasoned cook or a novice in the homesteading kitchen, learning … Read more

How to Take Care of Goats

Out of all the homesteading animals you can choose, goats are one of the easiest to care for, in my opinion, especially if you make sure to bond with your herd. This guide will take you through how to take care of goats to keep them healthy and well-behaved. Setting up a place for your … Read more

15 Tools for Homesteading Projects: Mark These Off Your List

Whether you’re new to homesteading or looking to expand your toolkit, having the right tools can make a big difference in your efficiency and productivity. Let’s take a look at some tools for homesteading projects that I’ve found essential, covering a wide range of tasks and activities. Let’s dive in! 1. Wheelbarrow or Garden Cart … Read more

100+ Funny Names for Goats

Throughout high school, my daughter raised show goats, so we had plenty of chances to come up with some great names. Our favorite was Ricky Bobby (if you know, you know), but there were so many more. If you’re stuck for funny names for goats in your life, here are 100 goat name ideas to … Read more

100+ Funny Names for Ducks

Naming all your many animals on a homestead can be rough. I know! We’ve named some many chicks, ducklings, cats, dogs, goats, cows and more, it’s hard to stay original. We’ve rounded up 100 funny names for ducks to give you some inspiration. Don’t forget to check out our list of 100+ Funny Names for … Read more

100+ Funny Names for Cows

One of my favorite funny names for cows was the one my daughter gave one of her bovine friends. She named the heifer Moolisa. If you’re a fan of Bob’s Burgers, you’ll understand why that’s hilarious beyond just adding Moo to the name Melissa. Anywho, here are over 100 funny names for cows to help … Read more

100+ Funny Names for Chickens

For many homesteaders, their chickens are their prized pets. But what to name all of them? Here are 100+ funny names for chickens to get you started. Feel free to have fun with these names and give your chickens a chuckle-worthy identity! Don’t forget to check out our list of 100+ Funny Names for Goats, … Read more