Farmhouse Renovations Progress

Busy, busy, busy! We've been cleaning, and repairing, and updating like crazy! We got the barn wood plank wall up, and I started filling the seams with joint compound. I had the idea to pipe it in like frosting and then smooth it with a little bitty putty knife, which worked exactly as easily as … Continue reading Farmhouse Renovations Progress

Preparing to Homestead: Economic Reasons for Jumping on the Bandwagon

There are a lot of factors to consider when deciding to homestead. They include financial cost, time commitment, animal husbandry responsibility, environmental factors, legal restrictions and considerations, and overall impact on your family. The first two alone are enough to deter some people. So why has there been such a surge in homesteaders and "preppers"? Why are … Continue reading Preparing to Homestead: Economic Reasons for Jumping on the Bandwagon