1. L


    A few SS members have mentioned that they are limited by physical disabilities. This has an impact on allowing them to follow their dreams to living a more sufficient life style. Even without severe limitations, we all have days when we pay dearly for our homesteading activities! (with joint...
  2. BarredBuff

    To plant or not?

    So, my garden has come together very nicely this week. It has dried out enough to work the ground and prepare it for the Spring. Simultaneously, they are giving excellent weather for the next week. I'd like to take this time, and plant my potatoes, green onions, peas, broccoli, and cabbage. My...
  3. milkmansdaughter


    Is anyone familiar with Wwoof?? It's an international volunteer program to promote cultural and educational exchange where people interested in learning farming or agricultural or other skills would volunteer to help at your homestead. No money is exchanged between host and...
  4. milkmansdaughter

    House in S. Alabama

    Hi all, I have NO input in this place at all, but it sounds perfect for homesteading. 8.5 acres, 3 bedroom house for $94,000 out in the middle of southern Alabama, close to the Florida border. I was told you could live off the grid here. My sister (in Oregon) knows someone in FL who has a...
  5. lcertuche

    Sustainable: A Soapbox Moment

    I'm watching a film on Netflix Sustainable. It is really long but really had ideas that I feel are important for the health of our country and even the soil. They speak of soil health, sustainable crops, and of course they speak about the modern big farm practices. A couple of things that...
  6. abigalerose

    eliminating bills - homesteading

    Hey everyone, I'm new to this forum (and to being self sufficient), and I'm looking for some ideas/feedback. A little background, I'm moving to a 7 acre farm on the 30th, I raise Golden Retrievers, I have horses, I've had 1 big and successful garden, I have a flock of chickens, and I have a...