Ready to raise your own meat? Read this to jumpstart you on your journey to raising a year's supply of meat! #homesteading #raisingmeat

Raising a year’s supply of meat. You’ve bought your place out in the country, you’re ready to get “back to the land” and not be so dependent on outside forces, right? And one of the things that we’re all dependent on is the grocery store! So, it makes sense that a main goal for your new farm or homestead would be to produce all or most of your own food. This post may contain affiliate links.  See my disclosure here.  Thanks for supporting my blog! While it’s a little tougher to produce our own saltREAD MORE

Learn how to use your clothesline the right way! #homemaking #homesteading #sustainbleliving #frugal

Tips for Using Your Clothesline You’ve moved out to the country (or maybe you still live in town- that’s ok, too!) and you’re all pumped about your new homesteading adventure! This post may contain Amazon affiliate links. Thanks for supporting my blog!! You’re going to get back to the land and not be so dependent on outside forces to keep you going, right?? And one of those new homesteading ventures is to use less electricity! One of the great ways to lower your electricity consumption is to use what God gave us to dry ourREAD MORE

Learn some surprising facts about chickens! #chickens #homesteading #farm #poultry

10 Things You May Not Know About Chickens I call chickens the gateway drug to farm animals! Almost everybody I know who moves out to the country for the first time gets chickens right away 🙂 I grew up on a former chicken farm (my grandpa had the largest egg laying farm in the state of Kansas in the 1950’s and 1960’s!) and we always had chickens in one of the old chicken houses.  We all had chicken chores at one time or another during our childhood. And…I hated it! What?  Me, who named myREAD MORE

Vintage Camper Remodel| Camper Makeover| Camping| Glamping

Vintage Camper Remodel We have been campers for years. Every year Jeff’s family goes camping in Noel, Missouri. So, when I married into the family, we kept up the tradition! After we had kids, Jeff built us a homemade camper.  Really, all it was was an insulated box with a little window unit and enough room to throw a mattress on the floor and a tiny bunk area for the twins. That camper served us for ten good years.  It was pretty redneck looking, but we didn’t care!  All we wanted was a comfortable placeREAD MORE

Learn how to make the best tomato cages! #tomatoes #gardening #homesteading #growingtomatoes #beginnergardener

Hey guys! So, a couple weeks ago, a reader asked me about my tomato cages after seeing this picture Because of that, I decided to do a tutorial on how to make them and where to get all of your supplies! Before we get started, let me give you a little tomato tip- tomato plants produce more when they are staked in some sort of fashion!  I have read this numerous places, plus I have experienced this in my own garden.  Last year, I didn’t quite have enough cages, so I let a couple plantsREAD MORE

Hey everybody! Since I’ve been posting a lot of gardening posts lately, I thought I’d give everyone an update on what’s going on elsewhere on the farm!  I don’t know about you, but I like getting a glimpse into people’s everyday lives. This is Hooey, the newest addition to the Donley family!  Remember our black lab Joey that was hit and killed a few weeks ago?  Well, we were all devastated, but Elisa was the most because Joey was her dog.  She recently got this cute little guy to train to work with our cows! READ MORE