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…

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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 Should I Test My Soil? | Part 1

Today's post comes from a very close friend of mine, Hannah Whitney with The Whitney Homestead. Hannah and her husband are starting a small homestead in Southern Maine, along with their yellow lab, Maple, and a baby girl on the way! During her first year gardening, while living in an apartment in a small town, she…

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…

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…

Willow’s Growing Belly | Our Rescued Goat is Pregnant

So I thought we would share with all of you a little glimpse at what it has been like watching Willow's baby belly grow. In the beginning we didn't know she was pregnant so I wasn't actively taking photos of her belly... but once I started noticing some growth, I began snapping pics every week…