Homestead Act





6/10/2009
The Homestead Act of 1862 opened up 270 million acres of public domain land for settlement. The Homestead National Monument of America tells the stories of many of the people who claimed land and tried to "prove up" their claim.
5/8/2011
Learning to clear fields can be fun!
3/16/2012
The Homestead Act of 1862 celebrates its 150th anniversary this year. The Homestead National Monument is hosting several activities to recognize this historical event that resulted in millions of self-sufficient homesteaders receiving free land. Learn more and participate!
1/22/2015
That something is easy doesn't always mean it's simple – many of the modern conveniences so much of the western world relies on, the thermostat in most conventional houses, for example, is but the end of a long and complex chain reaction with consequences far beyond our reach. Homesteading simplicity can be described as a way to limit those chain reactions, to be more in control over the effect of our actions and, to alter those effects to have a positive impact.
5/24/2010
Small towns across the country in need of a population boost are literally giving away free land to attract new residents and boost their populations. Seekers of the quiet (and low-cost) small town lifestyle can now grab some free land to build their homes.
10/19/2011
Examining an community for your homestead.
8/16/2012
Use of a mobile chicken tractors allows us to keep the birds on fresh ground and stay on top of the weeds.
9/26/2012
Therapeutic grade essential oils have a tonne of uses on the homestead - here's how we've used them effectively, and how they bring us peace of mind.
2/2/2012
Sauerkraut is an effective and delicious way to store cabbage and add something "fresh" to the winter months
7/11/2011
Black bears and rural living go hand in hand in many parts of North America. So how do you keep bear/human conflicts to a minimum?
1/7/2012
A little background on how Ric and Vicki moved from Detroit to a Tennessee homestead, and starting to get up to date on what they've done since.
1/4/2012
How a born and bred city boy came to leave Detroit, start a Tennessee homestead with his wife, and blog about it here.




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