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2016 Goals

This year's homestead goals are not as ambitious as our goals the last two years since we're expecting a new little homesteader in the spring of

Lamb’s quarters are actually edible and quite nutritious. The seeds are a healthy snack and the leaves and stems taste similar to spinach when cooked.

Oh, the color and texture of the late spring garden. I find myself sitting outside in the evening as the kids wind down their day, pulling weeds and touching the surface of so many leaves.

A #solar_grill developed by Professor David Wilson at MIT allows users to cook emissions-free day or night. The grill uses a Fresnel lens and solar energy to melt down a container of Lithium Nitrate, which acts as a battery storing thermal energy for up to 25 hours. The stored heat can be used to cook at temperatures above 450ºF.

Wilson Solar Grill Stores the Sun's Energy for Nighttime Fuel-Free Grilling

Wilson Solar Grill Stores the Sun’s Energy for Nighttime Fuel-Free Grilling: New technology, developed by MIT Professor Dave Wilson, harnesses the sun's energy and stores it to cook food even at night.

Just found this new blog and I'm already obsessed!  Living like Laura Ingalls Wilder on a homestead, this lady's motto is "Making the most with what you have."  Love it!

Living Like Little House

Buying The Farm: Finding Our Off-Grid Homestead — Practical Self Reliance

Buying The Farm: Finding Our Off-Grid Homestead

Learn how to package food properly with buckets and mylar bags so it will last 30+ years. www.Prepared-Hous... #foodstorage #buckets #mylarbags

Supersizing Food Storage with BUCKETS

Great article on long-term food storage in 5 gal buckets. Charts on how much of a food fits into a bucket vs can. Plus, the site has all sorts of basics for food storage.

I'm constantly inspired by the amazing homesteading books that are in the world, and I love reading and learning from them. Today, I share a few of my favorite homesteading books for inspiration.

Books for Homestead Inspiration

A selection of books from permaculture fruit orchards to how to plan your site to accommodate gardens, orchards, and animals.

Homesteading For Beginners: 30 Lessons on How to Grow Your Own Food, Repair Your House, Raise Livestock And Generate Energy: (Homesteading For Beginners, ... (Suvival Guide, Self-Sufficient Life) by [Thompson, Chad]

Homesteading For Beginners: 30 Lessons on How to Grow Your Own Food, Repair Your House, Raise Livestock And Generate Energy:…

Moving a Homestead | areturntosimplicity.com #moving #homestead

3 Things I Learned from Moving Our Homestead

Moving a homestead is no small feat. Here are 3 things I learned from moving our homestead.

Pinterest recognizes these self-reliant trends in their Top 100 Trends for 2016. While it’s true your grandma already knew about some of these self-reliant trends, we’ve gotten far ahead of grandma now. With the wealth of shared knowledge and social media sparkle these trends evolved into a movement. And it's a self-reliant, back-to-basics movement we can get excited about.

The 5 Top Self-Reliant Trends that Grandma found first

While it’s true your grandma already knew about some of these self-reliant trends, we’ve gotten far ahead of grandma now. With the wealth of shared knowledge and social media sparkle these trends evolved into a movement. And it's a self-reliant, back-to-b

Going Off the Grid- what it looks like

Solar Energy Tips To Help You Go Green. If you are looking to reduce your energy consumption, solar energy is the way to go. Solar energy lets you get energy from the sun. Read on and lear

How much land do you need to be self sufficient?

How much land do you need to be self sufficient

Remineralize Soil to Grow Nutrient Dense Crops | Bionutrient Food Association

The Nourishing Homestead: One Back-to-the-Land Family’s Plan for Cultivating Soil, Skills, and Spirit Ships from Vermont

Dreaming of a homestead? Find out how to find and finance yours on a budget!

Follow these Tips to Find & Buy Your Dream Homestead

Dreaming of a homestead? Find out how to find (and finance) yours on a budget! You can make that homestead dream come true!

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