Pulling Fodder on the Homestead

As part of my long term planning, I can’t help but think about how I would feed my livestock during times of hardship. This is something that every responsible husbandman should do, but I tend to dwell a little longer on the subject because of my interests. I often wonder how my own ancestors kept…

Returning to the Victory Garden

Throughout World War II, there was a growing fear that food sources would become scarce in many countries.  To ease pressure on the food supply, a public works campaign was launched to entice patriots to grow their own vegetables at home.  This worked so well that at one point nearly one third of vegetables produced…

Farmsteading – A Season of Snow

With the end of the fall harvest, we had a chance to look back upon 2015 and the fruits of our hard work for our homestead and family.  We had many successes and a few failures, but that happens every year.  The important point to a simpler, more nature oriented life is that you learn…

Harvest Home 2015

“No harvest is had without the seed first being sown..” That quote comes from King Olaf Trygvisson’s Saga and rings most true when harvest season has come and we are in the midst of the fury that is canning and freezing.  As the first seed is dropped into the ground in the spring (usually a very…