Personal stories and reflections from my home and heart.
Grandma was very frugal and I recall one year asking grandma why she saved everything. She told me that everything should be repurposed on the homestead. Grandma had an entire shelf in the root cellar […]
I dedicate this column to my homesteading friend and fellow New Life On A Homestead writer, Sarah Rodriguez. I once received a text from her as she traveled back from a doctor’s appointment – passing […]
Just because the days are shorter and the temps are colder doesn’t mean there isn’t work that still needs to be done! There’s always something to do on a homestead.
Homesteading, the very term evokes a picturesque landscaping with plenty of animals and green countryside. Many are fleeing the city in pursuit of happiness. In search of that idyllic dream where they can enjoy the […]
Homesteaders have found many ways to use lemons on the homestead, whether it’s through the actual fruits, the essential oils, or preservation methods. More parts of the citrus fruits are wasted than used. For example, […]
My great grandparents purchased their homestead via the Homestead Act of 1862. My family and I were curious as to what the Homestead Act actually entailed so we did some research. Per the law that […]
So you’re finally on a homestead. You’re excited and overwhelmed and have no idea where to start. Setting homesteading goals is important, have you taken the time to set goals for your homestead? If you’re […]