Hemp House Construction – Is There a Value?

I’ve recently encountered people discussing the merits of hemp house construction over conventional techniques. The question for many homesteaders is typically this: how can I build a home that’s safe, affordable, and has an insulation factor that can handle the summer heat and winter cold? Most homesteaders want something they … Read More

How To Conserve Energy at Home: What You Can Do

Guest Post by Andrew Dang. People are constantly looking for new and improved ways to save energy everywhere they go. They frequently try to save energy at work. They try to save energy in their own homes as well. If you want to be an energy conservation champion in your … Read More

How To Test For Lead On Your Homestead

Many homesteaders enjoy re-purposing vintage materials and using antiques around their property. Unfortunately there is a danger that many older items can be contaminated with lead, which was once a commonly used material. Thankfully there’s an easy, inexpensive way for anyone to test for lead that works great. We know, … Read More

How To Plant An Onion That Has Sprouted

Guest Post by Lucy Clark. Don’t be too quick to think your onions have gone bad! Did you know that you can plant an onion that has sprouted? If not, then now you know it’s possible to add spice and yummy flavors to raw or cooked dishes through growing your … Read More

How To Become A Prepper – Without Even Trying!

Guest Post by Dan Sullivan If the title puzzles you, it’s because, as a homesteader, you’re already prepped for various emergencies and may not even know it. You already make your own food, harvest rainwater, raise animals, maybe even have a generator or a few solar panels. Unlike most people … Read More

How To Dig A Well On Your Property

I know I have often thought about drilling a well or simply being satisfied with a public water system on our property.  Many times the costs are less when connecting to a public water supply, but the water isn’t always the best! After all, water just isn’t something you can … Read More