Summer should be about lounging in the sun, enjoying crisp garden produce, and splashing in the water at the beach. And really, it’s all fun and games… until a heatwave rolls in, and you don’t have any electricity. Where I live, we are on day fourteen of a monumental heat wave (but who’s counting) and … Read more 25 Clever Ways to Survive the Heat Without Electricity
Growing up my grandmother had a saying that we lived by, “Use it up, wear it out, make it do or do without”. I’ve heard this statement a billion times from others and seen it in a variety of blogs. In our house, these were words to live by and grandmother never ever got rid … Read more Slaves to the Things We Own
In spite of living on a homestead, there are still times that we have to go into town and visit the grocery store. As I watch prices at the grocery store soar, I have also noticed that wages aren’t keeping up with this inflation. So I sat down and devised some ways to cut my … Read more How I Cut My Grocery Bill in Half With These 52 Clever Tips
Being frugal on the homestead is a way of life for most homesteaders. Learning vintage skills and frugal ways of doing things is often a way of survival. Many new homesteaders learn these skills from their grandparents, generations that were homesteaders from the start. There is a lot that grandparents can teach a new homesteader. … Read more How to Be Frugal On the Homestead
Whenever you receive money in change, be on the lookout for these certain kinds of coins! They’re worth more than you think at first glance.
Here are some ways I make the most of every scrap of food in our home.
If I told you it was possible to make your own paint for less than .50 cents per gallon, would you believe me?
You can pay me in blueberries any day!
I just LOVE it when I happen upon a super good deal. And this is one that ended up being one of the best!
A really cool DIY project for completely sun powered lights!
High return and almost no risk… here’s how we’re investing our tax refund!
Create an emergency candle using the leftover grease from your frying pan! Here are my observations…