Homesteading

Secret to the BEST ice cream? Get crankin’

I still have distinct memories of standing there in the summer heat, feeling the cold penetrate through my shoes, while watching the strong backs of my dad and the other men I loved rhythmically rising and falling as they cranked the freezer handle.

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The Road Less Traveled

Nearly 30 years ago, my husband and I took the road less traveled. We have forged our own unpaved path toward a self-sustaining homestead.

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Doug and Stacy

A Day on the Homestead

Spend a day on the homestead with YouTubers Off Grid with Doug and Stacy. Read on to see what a typical day is like on their homestead.

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Soil Tips for New Gardeners

Starting a garden? The biggest factor in garden success is your soil quality. Find soil tips here from expert local organic gardener Karen Geiser.

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Managing Life as a Homesteader

There’s a lot to balance when homesteading. One local homesteader shares what she learned from 2019 Country Living Workshop speaker Stacy Lyn Harris.

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