Homesteading in the North | The Perks of Living through the Cold

Hi Friends, lately I have been hearing a number of people mention how they couldn't handle living in the North or having such a short growing season. Being a transplant to NY in the winter of 2014, all the way from sunny and warm Southern California, I bring this perspective from my experiences living in…

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Did we Meet our 2018 Goals? | A Reflection on the Past Year

The New Year is always an interesting time. You have people who LOVED the past year, and you also have people just itching for it to be over with. Chris and I are kind of just in the middle, we don't tend to think of time as being confined by years, and mostly take things…

Starting a Back to Eden Garden | A No Till Organic Gardening Method

Good morning friends! Yesterday Chris and I spent most of the day working outside, even though it was windy and in the 30s. We were working on getting a pile of wood chips off of our driveway and into the garden. Well, this morning I woke up to snow falling and a fresh layer of…

5 tips for starting a garden. cheddar cauliflower

Can you Homestead as a Vegetarian or Vegan? | Plant Based Homesteading

Today I want to address the concept of our plant-based homestead and answer some questions about this. As usual, you can watch the video below or read the post, the information is not all the same, but there is definitely some overlap. WHAT is a plant-based homestead? To start off, it is helpful to consider…

Anniversary of the Sunshine Farm! | A Look Back at the Past Two Years

Today is the two year anniversary of when we first moved to the Sunshine Farm. Of course, two years ago it wasn't the Sunshine Farm, it was simply a cute cape cod style home on 12.5 acres, but it held so many dreams!   It's funny and crazy to look back at the past two…

Organic heirloom seeds for gardening

Organic Gardening Q & A | Biggest Surprises, Top Five Plants to Grow, and Favorite Seed Companies

Hi Friends! Today I am going to share some questions and answers all about seed varieties, garden surprises, and my go-to seed companies for organic gardening. I posted a more detailed video yesterday all about this topic as well as an overview of my heirloom seed collection, but I know everyone learns differently, so you…

Black Copper Maran (BCM) rooster

Consider These Five Things before Starting a Farm or Homestead

I often think back to when we first started our homesteading lifestyle, which was only two years ago! There are so many things we have learned along the way, many of them unexpected. Today I’m going to share with you a few things to consider before you jump into this lifestyle. You can read the…