Vegan, Vegetarian, Plant-Based Homesteading. Meat-free homesteads

Meat-Free Homesteading: Vegan, Vegetarian, and Plant Based Homesteads

Hi Friends! I hope you are all having a joy-filled weekend full of love, good company, and delicious food. Today I wanted to give a quick overview on a few different options for having a meat-free homestead. I'm going to give a quick rundown on the vegan lifestyle, vegetarian diet, and plant based diet, and…

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How to Start Microgreens

Hi friends! Today I want to share a quick tutorial on starting microgreens. Microgreens are a really easy way to grow indoors during the winter, and produce nutrient packed greens to put on salads, sandwiches, bowls, and pretty much everything! They are so delicious, really easy to grow, and can allow you to continue gardening,…

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…

How to Make Money on a Homestead | 15 Creative Ways Without Using Animal Products

Hi Friends! Are you looking for a creative strategy or two to bring in some extra income on your homestead? I see a lot of great ideas online, but many of them involve selling meat, dairy, or animals. Those strategies may work for you; however, with the Sunshine Farm being primarily a plant-based homestead, with…

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…