How to Make Money Living off the Land

man from the back looking down at barn and field and mountains

There are lots of ways to make money while living off the land. They range from relatively passive, to highly intensive. Some involve bringing people to your land, while others involve bringing the fruits of your land to where people are who want them. As you consider these options, think about what you enjoy spending […]

How to Weed a Garden

Weeding the garden is nobody’s favorite task, but it needs to happen in order to reap an abundant harvest. That’s why learning how to weed a garden efficiently and effectively is especially important. Choosing the right weeding tools is key. We’ll highlight a few of our favorites below. Additionally, weeding in a timely way, before […]

Grow Your Own Mushrooms – Sawdust Spawn vs. Plugs

homegrown shiitake mushroom

Homegrown mushrooms on inoculated logs are a fun and delicious addition to any garden or homestead. We’ve already gone into details about how to grow mushrooms, but here we’re going to focus on the difference between the two main forms of spawn: sawdust spawn and plug spawn.   Want to learn hands-on about mushroom cultivation […]

Pickling techniques: Lacto-fermentation vs. Vinegar

Aren’t pickles fun?  They’re such a great way to preserve the harvest, plus making pickles gives you a chance to experiment with flavor combinations.  Not to mention, pickles of all kinds make great snacks and accompaniments to meals. Here we explore two very different ways to turn vegetables into pickles:  lacto-fermentation and vinegar pickling (with […]