Buying the farm – Would you do it again?

From time to time, I get interesting emails from readers like you. Sometimes they’re about recipes found here on No Ordinary Homestead. And sometimes they’re questions about getting a visa to live in Germany (which I really know very little about). And...

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Living Lower on the Grid

Living off the grid is the dream of many people in the U.S. I can tell you that I have thought about it many times. Imagine not having to pay a dime for electricity, water, or heat. Sounds great, right? But it’s not entirely true… while you would not have...

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Living Off the Land: Feeding The Family

You don’t necessarily have to be a hunter-gatherer to live off the land, but if you want to know where your food comes from and what you are eating, you should consider some form of self-sufficiency.   Food labels can be misleading In the last few years there...

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Unique Ways to Homestead

A key part of modern homesteading is to do everything you can to live independently.  While many people quickly grasp the idea of growing their own food, home-schooling kids, or doing basic sewing, there are a number of other ways you can reduce your need for outside...

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life without a microwave

Life without a microwave

There are certain things that one goes through life, never to be without. For most people nowadays, that includes a smart phone and an ATM card. And in your home, there are many things you never seem to be without either. Like a microwave. I can’t remember ever...

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The Weekend Homesteader Giveaway

Not too long ago, you had a chance to check out a new book with me called The Weekend Homesteader by Anna Hess. And today, I’m back with not only a great interview from the author, who is going to share some of her homesteading tips with us…but at the end...

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