Want to start your own backyard compost for your own amazing, nutrient-rich soil? No problem! This post shares some of our best hints and tips to get your backyard compost bin started, and thriving! Coffee filters, egg shells, banana peels, cardboard! Dryer lint, apple cores, dog … [Read more...] about How to Start a Successful Backyard Compost
By Virginia Miner What is a milpa, and why should you plant one? Planting a garden is a good way to know where your food comes from, but how do you make sure that you don’t do the same thing to your backyard that the big growers are doing to their fields? Over fertilizing, … [Read more...] about What is a Milpa, and Why Should You Plant One in Your Garden This Year?
Good gracious am I ever looking forward to next week. This self-care series has been hard. Good, good stuff that I've worked on changing in my life... but hard stuff. I've been caring myself by becoming more self-disciplined so that I can have the peace in my life and my house that I … [Read more...] about Our Routine: A Flexible Daily Schedule for the Free-Spirited Family
Hey R+H friends! This post is by R+H brand-new contributor, Erin Kelly (watch for her official introduction to come in this weekend's links post!). Please make her feel welcome! When Beth first asked me to be a part of her awesome community over here, I really pondered what you guys … [Read more...] about 20 Reasons Why I Love Living in a “Tent”
We have three daughters, Aneliese (5), Cecily (3), Kathleen (1) and while it may not look like it on paper or on my blog, Becoming Kindred, where I write about our rural, beginner farm life, I feel like our days are in a constant flow of motion. This is us and I think that we clean … [Read more...] about A Day In the Life of a Homesteading Mama
Post by contributor, Marissa Froese We all have dreams, big ones and small ones. One of my big dreams has been to have a little farm with a milk cow, chickens, horses, and pigs. Oh, and a beautiful flower and vegetable garden. I long ago discovered that the realization of dreams … [Read more...] about Novice Homesteading: Not Everything is Photo-Worthy
I live in the suburbs of a city of seven million people.We rent the main part of a house in a solidly middle-class neighbourhood where it’s cool to recycle, sure, but anything beyond that is just plain weird. I am the weirdo of the neighbourhood, and I’m ok with that.Being … [Read more...] about 14 Ways to Be an Urban Homesteader
Post by contributor, Marissa. When we moved across the country to a tiny community in rural Nova Scotia, we bought our seven and a half acres with a big old duplex farm house without having seen it other than a video and pictures. With grand - if slightly vague - dreams of our own … [Read more...] about Farming with Children: Thoughts from a Novice Homesteader