Picture of a stall filled with fresh fruit and vegetables at an outdoor market.

Ready For Your First Farmers Market?

Have you thought about having a spot at the local farmers market? Do you love the idea of selling your … More

Come Join Our Sweet Season – Maple Sugaring Season

Spring Fever hits hard as we desperately want to be out in the warm sun. 50 degrees that was nasty and cold last fall is supremely, warm now! And, it means Sugaring Season.
We don’t have a Sugar Bush on our property, in other words we don’t have a large group of maple trees to tap. But our friends have a couple hundred acres and plenty of maple trees. They built a sugarhouse and make amazing Spring Gold (aka maple syrup) each Spring.

a chicken in a barn being petted

How to start homesteading: 6 simple starting points

Chances are if you ask twenty homesteading families what the parameters are to be termed “homesteading” you get twenty slightly different answers. You need to develop your own answer to this. To me, homesteading is to make your home as self-sustaining as you choose, incorporating your land and your skills to be less reliant on others and stores. This will look different between you and I or myself and my friends. That’s OK. There is no “right” answer although there might be a lot of “wrong” ones. Your “right” answer is what works for you at any given time.

Easy Homesteading Side Hustles (that anyone can do!)

There are a lot of side hustles that start out as a personal hobby or self-improvement and then are expanded to be profitable. Here is a quick list of ideas for you to hustle a little extra cash with very little work.

Stop the Winter Blues – Self-care in Covid

We all need to take care of ourselves (I’m terrible at self-care) and even more so this year. A global pandemic takes its toll on everyone. Add to that the standard Winter Blues, aka SAD (Seasonal Affective Disorder), and many of us need a little pick-me-up right now.