Around the homestead, we use sawdust for many purposes, both inside and outside. As we do not have a sawmill on the property, we have had to find woodworking places looking for people to take their sawdust off their hands. It is in demand, so we can only get a bag or two at a […]
Homesteading means different things to different people. This is why we’ve tried to cover every aspect here on The Homesteading Hippy.
Regardless of what you want to do to become more self-reliant, there’s an article in here that can help you out.
Homesteading and off-grid living is something that’s becoming more and more popular with new people setting up homesteads every year. Of course, it’s not always the quiet, easy, laidback life that people think it is… If you’re going to start a homestead, you’re going to need certain tools and equipment in order to set up,
By now, few people need to be told of the importance of good fire safety procedures and fire prevention… Each year in the U.S. alone, there are an estimated 358,000 house fires and many more structural fires of other kinds. They cause billions in damage and many deaths. Of all the disasters likely to befall
For those homesteaders who want to be totally self-sufficient, a well is a must. But virtually every well these days requires a pump that runs on electricity. It is possible to generate your own off-grid electricity to keep the pump working, but these added infrastructure costs might be a bit much for some to handle.
It’s happened to all of us – you’re enjoying a nice dinner party at your house, when suddenly someone throws up all over your carpet. Or maybe your pet has an accident and throws up right in the middle of the floor. And let’s not forget the havoc that a sick kid can wreak on
Homesteading has played an important part in the history of America. It was initially the normal way of life. Today, with people living a variety of self-created comfortable lifestyles, it might seem strange that there is a strong resurgence in the homesteading lifestyle. More and more people, for many reasons, have the urge to live
Life is full of surprises and not all those surprises are of the pleasant sort. Some of those surprises can lead to some rather nasty situations, and when you’re living on a homestead off the grid those situations can escalate quickly. This makes protecting your homestead from intruders crucial. So, how do you protect your
It’s not a pretty sight to see toilet stains in your bathroom. Usually caused by hard water and iron, these stains build up over time and can really make your bathroom look gross. Worst of all, these stains get harder and harder to remove the longer they build up. But with the right tools and
Ever wondered how deep your well is? This is a question that many homeowners ask themselves at some point and it probably isn’t idle curiosity. Determining the depth of your well can be important for a variety of reasons, namely when it comes to determining what kind of hardware you’ll need for repairs, replacement costs,
I have a very passionate, personal motivation for enriching the lives of people living with disabilities. I myself am disabled, I have a son with a serious form of epilepsy and is on the autism spectrum, a daughter who I rebel against calling “normal”. She was diagnosed as a downs baby when I was pregnant,