Archive of ‘homestead management’ category

Expressing Creativity {Garden Journaling}

| book review, homestead management

Planting Record Sized

  Will you join me today in welcoming Kathie from Homespun Seasonal Living to Reformation Acres? She’s visiting today and sharing how you can use your homestead & gardening journal as a outlet for your creativity! Record-keeping on the homestead can be of vital importance.  It can guide our days, record history, track meals, document harvests, […] Read more…



| book review, homestead management, In the Barnyard, In the Home

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If I could summarize life with one word right now, it would be “failure.” Seems like everything we put our hands to is a scramble to make it turn out. In the last few months we had our breeding stock pigs die, we had a cow unbelievably miscarry triplets days before the bull had to go back […] Read more…


How To Use A Homestead Management Binder

| homestead management, keeper at home

wheelbarrow in the garden

Today I’m going to show you how to organize your homestead by maintaining a Homestead Management Binder. I learned the hard way last year how chaotic an disorganized my home and homestead can be when I fail to keep to my schedule, take necessary notes, record expenses and yields (we didn’t record ANY milk yields […] Read more…


Finding Simplicity: 11 Tips To Help You Organize Your Home

| homemaking binder, homestead management, In the Home

Vintage milk canisters.

Despite my struggles with finding joy and simplicity on the homestead this year, I know deep down that the simple life can be exactly that… simple. I’ve tasted of the beauty, reward, and joy that comes out of working willingly with your hands and know that it can be recaptured and enjoyed again if I use the […] Read more…


When the Simple Life Doesn’t Feel Very Simple

| homemaking binder, homestead management, keeper at home

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Can I be honest with you? This past year has been one of the most difficult I can remember. No, there hasn’t been any deaths, or illness, or injuries, nor financial difficulties or anything like that. We’re warm & incredibly well fed. Our family got a little larger. We had bigger gardens, larger herds, a […] Read more…


Your Questions: Can I Own a Dairy Cow (Or Goat) AND Still Have a Life?

| Cattle, homestead management, In the Barnyard, Jersey cattle, out and about


We have recently started up a small, raw milk dairy, weaned the calves and have moved to twice a day milking. I am expecting our third child (3 under 4) and was wondering about how I am going to manage to leave our place again. How do you balance being able to go to things […] Read more…


~Teaching Children~

| homestead management, In the Schoolroom, quotes


While our home education program isn’t centered on teaching our children to feed themselves & live in a community responsibly, it does make up a pretty important part of it. What a blessing it is to have them all here with us every day so that while learning to feed ourselves and all the little details it entails that we […] Read more…


~Partners in Homestead Waste Management~

| Broiler Chickens, Chickens, composting, homestead management, In the Barnyard, In the Garden, In the Kitchen, Pigs


I’m a big stickler on everyone pulling their weight around here.  There really “ain’t no such thing as a free lunch.” I’m not saying that everyone does (or that even I always do.) But it’s the ideal. But in a perfect world everyone has their jobs and someone needs to take out the trash. Actually, […] Read more…


~The Homesteading Wife’s Christian Devotional~

| Bible, book review, homestead management


    I am so excited to announce the launch of a new eBook by Susie Shock, The Homesteading Wife’s Christian Devotional!  Whether you are a homesteader, or dream of becoming one, this book will help lay a foundation of biblical truths that just might help prepare your hearts and minds to what lies ahead.  Homesteading […] Read more…


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