Homesteading Means Learning AND Doing. Don’t Just Read About It!

** I WASN’T BORN INTO THIS** Some of my first broccoli – gone to seed. I read about it “bolting” but I didn’t understand how fast it could happen! I’ve went through a few stages in my life. I’ve been through a few in my homesteading life. Before Y2K (you remember that right?) I just […]

Technology on the Homestead. Why I’m Installing Cameras on my House.

I’m a homesteader, but I’m no Luddite (modern definition). (FYI if you need ornamental iron fence installation phoenix az I can hook you up) FIRST THINGS FIRST If you’re not sure what a Luddite is check out the link. Most times the term “Luddite” is used it is used as a weapon and hurled as an epithet. Even […]

25 Days In… My Time on Steemit So Far.

This is a short recap of my time on Steemit and taking advantage of these heating repair services layton ut. I’m writing it as a waymark of my journey. My intent is to be honest, to be transparent, and to hopefully learn something in comments. These are my impressions right now, at this point, where […]

Grafting Apple Trees – Part Two

The second post/video of grafting apple trees using the AGPTek Grafting Tool. It was our first time using it and it worked great. We bought our rootstock through Lawyers Nursery and the Scions were sent from a homesteading friend (Thanks Dona!) from Maine. If you feel the need to comment about how dangerous my son was […]

Build A Fruit Picker For Next to Nothing!

I have the second part of my Apple Grafting video ready to publish but surprise of all surprises Dtube was acting up. So instead, you get this article about building a Fruit Picker! I sincerely hope you find it useful! If you follow any of my writing and homesteading adventures for any length of time […]

She’s More Than My Partner… She’s My Wife.

It’s Valentine’s Day.  Yes, it’s manufactured and exploited holiday that fills the coffers of the retailer and distributors of “STUFF”. Yes, I could rail on this and proclaim how important it is to celebrate your loved one every other day. Sure, that’s easy enough to do. We like to rail on things in America. That’s […]

Bob’s “Make-Do” Greenhouse! Plastic Water Pipe, 6 Mil Barrier and Duct Tape.

Use It Up, Go Without, Make it Do, or Do Without! I’d give credit for this saying if I could find out who to give credit to. The saying is generally attributed to those who went through the Great Depression. Perhaps it’s fitting that this perfect utilitarian, practical, homestead-spirited saying is assigned to a whole […]

How to Make Your Own Butter and Store it Without Refrigeration!

This is a video and tutorial on how I repaired and replaced the brakes and rotors on my daughter’s 2003 Mazda Tribute. As always, this is offered up as an example of how I did it. If you chose to make any repairs you do so at your own risk. Sustainability and Self-Efficiency (yes EFFICIENCY, […]

A $25.00 Goat Shed – A Homesteading Lesson in Using What You Have Available.

**Please note, this was originally posted to my Steemit blog. It’s a community that pays you in a crytpocurrency called steem to write posts. You can learn more about it over here.  If you become a Steemit user (a Steemian) you can also vote and take part of  contests that I host there. My user’s […]

How To Buy A Tractor – Why Do You Want A Tractor?

**Please note, this was originally posted to my Steemit blog. It’s a community that pays you in a crytpocurrency called steem to write posts. You can learn more about it over here.  If you become a Steemit user (a Steemian) you can also vote and take part of  contests that I host there. My user’s […]