Five Reasons Why We Homestead

A few weeks back I wrote a post about things to consider BEFORE homesteading, which you can read here. That post in many ways was cautionary, considering aspects of homesteading that may not be right for everyone. This post is a whole different perspective, and will explore the very best side of homesteading, and capture…

Baby goat on the homestead

What is a Modern Homestead? | Old Ways, New Technology

What makes a modern homestead different than a traditional one? Today I want to answer this question for all those who may be wondering. I wouldn't have even known what this was a year ago. It's all been this crazy, unexpected adventure for us, but we wouldn't change it for the world. Old Ways, New…

Why Did We Start a YouTube Channel?

This morning Chris and I woke up to over 100 subscribers on our YouTube Channel. While it may be a small number, it was our first milestone and we were excited to meet it! It had me reflecting a bit on my goals for this channel and why we REALLY started it. New subscribers and…

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…

3 Lessons Learned in Starting a YouTube Channel | Our Experience so far

Hi Friends! Happy almost 2019, we're so close to a brand new year. To be honest I find it a little silly how much people think a new year means change, when it is really an arbitrary date we've chosen to represent the next 365 days of life. However, I do appreciate how hopeful a…

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…

Holland Lop Bunny Eating Hay IKEA Hay Rack

Using Modified Critter Nation Cages for Holland Lop Rabbits

This post contains Amazon affiliate links, I receive a small amount of compensation if you choose to purchase from any Amazon links. I only link to products that I know and love. Hi Friends, today I want to share how I designed my "Deluxe Bunny Condominiums" by modifying Midwest Critter Nation cages to fit the…

Adding Barn Cats to the Farm | An Adorable Method to Pest Control

This post contains Amazon affiliate links, I receive a small amount of compensation if you choose to purchase from any Amazon links. I only link to products that I know and love. We are almost two years into living on our little farm and we are learning new things every day. Recently, we learned all…

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…