|It is not enough to hoard food and water. Applying methods to self-replenish these resources is necessary for anyone serious about emergency planning.|
The Biggest Obstacles That Discourage Homesteading Can Be Overcome: We've spent generations moving away from our family farms and wide open spaces into cities with better job opportunities and more activities to occupy our time. But many have found that, at some point, we passed a feeling of more security and entered into some sort of stress-breeding hamster wheel we can't exit. If you've dreamed of homesteading, that analogy hits home for you. If you've had enough of the race to nowhere, know that there are ways to make a living working exclusively within the parameters of a homestead, but with modern technology. Even if you haven't figured out how canned jams and jellies or organic sausages convert to sustainable wages, you can still make a living from your own private paradise. So what's holding you back? Read more . . .
Most Asked Homesteading Questions: There is a movement going on to learn how to live more self-sufficiently and without all the trappings of a "normal" American lifestyle. This movement has inspired many questions, some of which are addressed here.
How to Start Homesteading: The idea of starting your very first homestead is crazy exciting. Start small with Urban Homesteading while planning to go full-bore. The links, above, provide lists of things to consider and work through to know how to start a homestead in a way that works best for you! Here are some homesteading websites to help with the journey.
|Edible landscaping refers to mixing food plants in with your ornamental ones, to create a setting that is not only visually appealing, but productive as well. Suggestions for How to Design It and What Plants to Choose and YouTube Videos|
Outdoor Herb Garden | A Beginner’s Guide To Survival Gardening: Herbs are not only a tasty addition to meals, they are packed with essential medicinal properties proven beneficial for many ailments such as stomach upset and skin conditions such as psoriasis, muscle aches, joint inflammation, and MUCH MORE! As a food ingredient, the abundant vitamins and minerals contained in the plants will help boost immunity and overall health needed for survival.
Top 5 Herbs for Your Survival Garden: Basil Cilantro Lemon Balm Oregano Parsley
Culinary Herbs To Grow for Flavor and Health
Check Out the AeroGarden for growing herbs and vegetables indoors.
Growing fruit-bearing trees is a good option for gardens. Apart from yielding delicious fruits for food, they also provide the garden with shade and some amount of protection from direct sunlight heat. The type of fruit tree to be grown in the garden depends on the climate, kind of soil, amount of care required and the personal preferences of the grower.
Apples Pears Peaches Plums Apricots
How to Plant Fruit Trees – the Ultimate Guide
|Just because warm weather takes a vacation doesn’t mean you have to stop gardening. Garden indoors. Videos|
The hobby of beekeeping, also called apiculture, got started on a wide scale in the United States during World War II when sugar was tightly rationed. For many, during this time, what started out as a hobby burgeoned into a cottage industry. It was a very practical pursuit too because the whole family could pitch in, even the smaller children. Today, beekeeping has become one of the fastest growing hobbies in the United States. Further, some professional beekeepers started out as a small-time hobbyist but then grew into a full-time business because, not only can the honey be sold, but the wax as well and the bees as they multiply -- and bees are very good at multiplying! These are also good for Bartering. And bees can be raised in urban settings (on rooftops) as well as the country. Read the book, Beekeeping for Beginners. Get Honey Bee Hive Supplies on Amazon.com
Read about Honey as One of the Best foods to have in the Emergency Food Pantry for Health and Sweetening.
|Composting is the end of the cycle for Sustainablity. Food scraps and yard waste together currently make up more than 28 percent of what we throw away. Compost is organic material that can be added to soil to help plants grow.|