I know that I’ve been MIA for awhile. I’m learning how to balance this new life we’ve entered into. I can’t express how much your life changes when you add livestock to your homestead. Currently we have 28 chickens and have also added 4 hogs (meat hogs). However, I’m back on track. The garden exploding… Read More Preserving Your Harvest: Freezing Broccoli
This time of year is when the garden typically starts to explode. I am feverishly trying to get all of the harvest frozen, canned, or dehydrated. But this is also the time where I tend to make memories. If you’ve been following me for any amount of time you have heard me mention Grandma Polly… Read More The making of memories….Squash Jam (recipe)
As I’ve said before homesteading, to me, is a state of mind. Homesteading is making a home the way you want to. It means different things to different people and that is OK. However, when contemplating whether or not to homestead, or how much to dive into, I forgot to mention the most important thing… Read More Making time to homestead
So far in our homesteading journey we have conquered knitting, canning and preserving, gardening on a large scale, hunting/fishing for our food, and beekeeping. We have all wanted chickens for a long time, but it was never the right time. This spring has been especially busy with our jobs, the girls’ school and sports, as… Read More Fustercluck….aka how I became a crazy chicken lady.
When people find out that we are homesteaders the first question I get is almost always (99.9% of the time), “Are you one of those Doomsday Preppers?”. I used to answer with, “No, not at all. We aren’t preppers!”. But then I realized that I was lying to them and myself. Yes we are preppers… Read More 3 Reasons why I’m a “Prepper” and why you should be too!
When planning an herb garden there are many choices: an indoor herb garden in containers, outdoors in containers, or in a garden or raised bed. It all depends on what you have available and what works best for you. The most important question is, “What should I grow?”. The answer is, “Anything you want to,… Read More What herbs should I grow? A guide to common herbs that are easy to raise.
You have decided that you want to homestead, or you already do…. a little. Now what? Once you start looking at blogs, websites, journals, Pinterest, you fall down the rabbit hole of overwhelm. There is so much to do, to make, to be responsible for! The result, is that you don’t end up doing any… Read More The Beginner’s Guide to Homesteading
Because it is a Monday, I’m in a sucky mood. I know, I know, “suck” is a bad word that a lot of people don’t like, but that’s how I honestly feel about Mondays. It has nothing to do with my job, I love it. It’s just because I have a psychotic love affair with… Read More 3 Things you should think about before starting to homestead.
Welcome to the official launch of Hough Family Homestead! I’m so glad that you are here! Look around and become familiar with the site. In the coming days and weeks you will find everything you need in order to start or to continue homesteading. So what is ‘homesteading’? Is there is a difference between the homesteading… Read More What is modern homesteading?