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

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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