Homestead Living and Livestock

Practical skills for modern homesteading, sustainable agriculture, and self-sufficient urban or country living.

Laundry When You are Living Off Grid

By Aur Beck, Advanced Energy Solutions Group

Off-grid laundry done by hand and solar dried.

The Cabin In The Woods

By Bruce McElmurray

Mountain living is almost beyond description, but it comes with very hard work and some danger.

Back to the Land With Mother Earth News in Hand

By Kurt Jacobson

A look at the back to the land movement of the 1970s and recreation of that movement in 2018.

Being Thankful

By Laura Berlage, North Star Homestead Farms

After the harvest season, it's time for reflection and giving thanks for all the little things that have made life on the homestead special and enjoyable.


An End to Mud Season

By Laura Berlage, North Star Homestead Farms

Finally, the ground is frozen, and the wrestle with this year's epidemic mud is over...I think...

Night Farming

By Laura Berlage, North Star Homestead Farms

Just because the days are short this time of year doesn't usually mean that there's less work to do. Strap on a head lamp and we're off for the adventure!

A Year of Mud

By Laura Berlage, North Star Homestead Farms

Now, I know that there are four seasons in Wisconsin: Summer, Deer Season, Winter, and Mud Season. But it's supposed to be just a season, right? Not this year!

Life with Pie

By Laura Berlage, North Star Homestead Farms

It's so iconic, pie. It's hard to imagine the homesteading lifestyle without it.'t even go there!

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