15 Cheap DIY Compost Bins for Homesteaders

a 3-bin composter made of scrap wood and wire mesh on the winter homestead

If you’re a homesteader or aspire to be one, sooner or later you’re going to make a compost bin. Turning yard waste, kitchen scraps, and manure into rich fertile compost is just plain common sense, right? If you’ve always wanted to have a compost bin, but don’t know where to start, don’t worry; this article … Read more

Planning Your Garden Season By Season

chicken coop next to garden and raised beds

Plans are nothing. Planning is everything. Dwight D. Eisenhower If you want to have a great garden, you have to plan for it. All year long. Your garden is the heart of your homestead. You rely on it for all of your fresh fruits and vegetables. You can and preserve other garden items to get … Read more

20 Cold Weather Crops to Farm or Forage

A crafty homesteader never stops harvesting, even when the weather turns cold. Most people call it quits when the first frost hits; they let their gardens sit fallow through fall and winter, and wait until spring thaw before they bother tending to it again. And they rarely take the time to venture into the woods … Read more