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

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

2023’s Best Cities for Surviving an Apocalypse

Urban homesteaders, have you ever wondered if you live in one of the best cities for surviving an apocalypse? Recently, Lawn Love ranked 2023’s Best Cities for Surviving a Zombie Apocalypse. They compared the 200 biggest U.S. cities based on five zombie survival categories, including vulnerability, hideouts, supplies, protection and mobility. They also considered population density, access … 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

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

How to Make a DIY Portable Air Conditioner

Finished DIY air conditioner.

With the hottest days ever on record melting our faces off, you’re probably looking for every way possible to keep yourself and your animals cool on the homestead. Portable air conditioners are a great way to keep your chicken coop cool, cool down your tent while camping or just ease the simmer while you sit … Read more

Apartment Homesteading Guide for Beginners

Apartment homesteading is a fusion of urban living and self-sufficiency. In this guide, we will explore the ins and outs of apartment homesteading, from picking the right apartment to building an urban homesteading community. Definition of Apartment Homesteading Apartment homesteading is the practice of creating a self-sufficient and sustainable living environment within the tiny constraints … Read more

Backyard Homesteading: Make Your Yard Useful

Welcome to the world of backyard homesteading, where the boundaries between urban and rural living blur and self-sufficiency becomes a way of life. Let’s explore how you can transform your own backyard into a thriving, sustainable haven. What is Backyard Homesteading? Backyard homesteading is a lifestyle that embraces self-sufficiency, sustainability and a connection to the … Read more

Residential Solar Guide for Homesteaders

Embracing residential solar energy is a significant step towards creating a sustainable and self-sufficient homestead. By harnessing the power of the sun, you can reduce your environmental impact, lower your energy costs, and gain independence from the traditional power grid. So, grab your shades and let the sunshine on your DIY homesteading journey! The Basics … Read more

Off-Grid Homesteading for Beginners

Off-grid homesteading offers a remarkable opportunity to disconnect from the fast-paced modern world and embrace a sustainable lifestyle rooted in self-sufficiency. In our guide, we will explore the ins and outs of off-grid homesteading and provide you with all the information you need to embark on your own journey toward a more fulfilling and eco-friendly … Read more

Homesteading Family: Achieving Self-Sufficiency and Building Strong Bonds

Are you tired of the fast-paced, technology-driven modern lifestyle that seems to be pulling families apart? Do you yearn for a simpler, more self-sufficient way of living that brings your family closer together? If so, then homesteading may be the answer you’ve been searching for. In this comprehensive guide, we will explore the world of … Read more