Homesteading Tips

Homesteading Tips is a valuable resource from someone who lives the life on a homestead out in the country.

Many people find themselves dreaming about homesteading on their very own homestead farm. So here are some practical homesteading tips you can use before one engages themselves in a huge project with little understanding as to what lies ahead.

A dedicated homesteader is committed to keeping their life as free and as uncomplicated as possible. This means that the four basic ingredients for life become the motivating factors for all that we do.

The four basic ingredients are: food, water, clothing and shelter and they are at the very core of our existence.

Which of the four: ‘Food, water, clothing and shelter’ are more important?

Answering that question largely depends on the circumstances your are in today.

Homesteading Tip: Have a Written 3-5 Year Plan

Having a plan is the only way to start out homesteading. Doing so will keep small goals before you to motivate you to plunge forward. It will also help you to be realistic in your desire to homestead.

For example:

Do I want to keep a job while homesteading or do I want to break away from the workplace and live on the land full-time?

The answer to that question is enormous! A steady flow of money is required to build homes, fences, gardens and prepare the land ready for use.

Living off the land may require a surplus of money up front to ensure you have clothing, food, water, and housing in place to get off to a good start. That may mean a sizable bank account that will provide for at least six months of living costs or you will need income form somewhere.

Homesteading Tip: Avoid Borrowing

Banks love to lend money but it comes at a price. Modern homesteaders would do well to keep those pesky interest lovers away.

Here is something that you may never gave much thought. Banks actually commit fraud everyday. They lend you money they do not have. They actually create a promissory note based upon your signature. They actually make money off your signature without having to put up anything of their own in return. Based upon that signature the federal reserve or Bank of Canada borrows you the money, from money that they print “when needed”! That is fraud!

But, if you somehow have the rug pulled out from under you as in “hard times” the banks will take everything you own to repay that fraudulent loan. Think about it! Don’t borrow your way into slavery to a fraudulent corporation!

Pantry Tips

Homesteaders raise livestock and grow a garden on the homestead farm to put food on the table. Once we harvest this garden, wild fruit, or meat — we must find ways or tips to homesteading to preserve and store our food for the long winter ahead. It is a fact of life and one would …

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Livestock

Homesteading Tips – Livestock Homesteading and livestock go together like butter on bread. Livestock on the homestead farm can be a great source of income and/or meat for your family depending upon your views and interests. Livestock can be a great source of joy if they are enclosed in proper fencing and buildings. In the …

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Well Water Tips

Homesteading Tips – Water If at all possible it is best to purchase homestead land with water wells in place. Traditionally, these wells may not be very deep but they were ample for a small family. Quite often, other wells were also used for the livestock. It is always a good idea to have the …

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Cellar Tips

Homesteading Tips – Root Cellars Preserving food in the homestead home without electricity can be a challenge. Few people truly want to go back to pure homesteading. However, with the drastically increased cost of living many people are reconsidering. The reasons for a root cellar arise from the need to prevent food from spoiling due …

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Land Use

Here are a few homesteading tips concerning homestead land use. Choosing a plot of land for homesteading and trying to find a suitable homestead house or home to live in is not an easy task. Many of the available lands offered through a real estate agent are over priced and over-rated to bring the best …

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Urban Living

Homesteading Tips-Urban Living As a tried and true modern homesteader I find myself wondering what kind of homesteading tips can I give people desiring to homestead in urban areas of the city because the urban Homesteader have things that are unique to them. The  term “The Urban Homestead” is defined for those living in or …

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Home Heating

Most people use natural gas, diesel oil, propane, kerosene or electricity to heat their homes. Most homesteaders will give you a few homesteading tips but this one will top them all. Switch from fossil fuels to other methods of heating your home! In many cases, they have little choice living in the city. But, the …

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Electrical Tips

Electricity on the homestead farm is a necessity for various reasons. The biggest reason is that most of us are so accustomed to having and using electricity that we do not know how to live without it. Here are a few homesteading tips you can use from a person who has lived off the grid …

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Fencing Tips

If you have livestock on the homestead farm you will need fencing. The type of fencing you will want depends on what you can afford, the type of animals or birds, and how much time you have. The type of fencing really depends on what you want to keep in our out. Homesteading Tips: Use …

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Housing Tips

Homesteading Tips – Housing Designing or purchasing your first homestead home on suitable land can be as simple or as complex as you wish. Every homestead will soon require a house to live in to protect you from the elements and give you a sense of security. A few homesteading tips are: 1) stay within …

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