Land

How We Chose to Buy Farmland

How we chose to buy farmland was based on price, quality and availability of water.  Price was a major factor as we are “Bootstrapping” our move... Read More ...

What Do I Look For When Buying Undeveloped Land

When you go looking at undeveloped land there are some things that you need to be thinking about that you do not have to take in to account when buying... Read More ...

Plants

Top 10 Profitable Spices to Grow

I want to share with you the top 10 profitable spices to grow for your farm.  But first, let me share what the most expensive spices that you can buy... Read More ...

The Best Way to Start and Grow Seedlings for Aquaponics?

The Best Way to Start and Grow Seedlings for Aquaponics is simple when you know how.  I will be sharing with you some of the best ways that I have been... Read More ...

Permaculture

Battery Maintenance: The Heart of Sustainable Power For Your Home

Battery Maintenance: The Heart of Sustainable Power For Your Home Batteries are the heart of sustainable power for your home. Without proper battery maintenance,... 

    Homesteading brings to mind visions of an abundant life full of nature, animals, family, and many new friends and neighbors.  A simple... 

Sustainable Homes and Permaculture Principles

Sustainable Homes and permaculture principles go hand in hand.   As many people are looking to sustainability and the environment for a more peaceful... 

Preparing the Farm for Winter

We are preparing the farm for winter.  In Colorado at 8,600 feet elevation, winter can come early and unexpectedly.  It is a COLD hard fact. ... 

Animals

Are There Chicken Feeder Plans for Free?

You need  chicken feeder plans, but you want them for free.  The great news is that there are hundreds, if not more,  chicken feeder plans for free... Read More ...

Top 5 Reasons Chicken Farming is Profitable

Organic chicken farming is a great addition to profitable small scale farming.  Raising meat birds organically is animal friendly and is good for the... Read More ...

They were use to getting their exercise chasing each other around the field, now they were going to enjoy trying to get me off their back.   When... Read More ...

Organic Gardening

Water Line and Reservoir in the Ground!

Waterline and reservoir in the ground, Finally!!!   As we shared before, we needed to bury the waterline at least eight (8) feet deep to keep the waterlines... Read More ...

Can You Get Organic Farming Benefits Without Having Money?

 Organic Farming Benefits without money? With no money, no land, no problem:  Building a dream in Zambia   Building A Dream in Zambia   I... Read More ...

Reader Mail:Growing Food and Finding Organic Seeds

I was asked a question by Jan,one of the readers of our blog,  who has decided to start growing her own food.  Her and her husband have some health issues... Read More ...

Water

Hydroponics: How to Save Water

How to save water is a growing challenge.  There are water shortages world wide.  Hydroponics is one way to save up to 85% of the water it takes... Read More ...

Hydroponics, The Answer to Thriving During Drought?

Hydroponics, is it the answer to thriving during drought?  Many farmers say yes. Here in Colorado, as well as Texas and other states we have gone through... Read More ...

Composting

How to Grow Green Manure

Green manure is another name for cover crops and most organic farmers grow green manure for the following reasons. Organic pest control Organic weed control Erosion... Read More ...

Turning Manure into Profitable Compost?

What Bedding Material is Best for Horse Stalls and Composting? I started working with horses in 1968, and we always looked at what works best for horse... Read More ...

Farm Equipment

How to Build a Generator

BUILD AN EMERGENCY GENERATOR Click on the Picture to Open a Hi-Res Image in a new tab When I built this Generator, we were living at 7,000 feet elevation... Read More ...

Buying a Used Farming Tractor

  Now that we have our 40 acres, we are looking at the best tools that will help us build the farm.  Since we are growing in a cold environment,... Read More ...