Michelle West

How Permaculture is the Perfect Match for Homesteading

What is Permaculture? “Permaculture is a philosophy of working with, rather than against nature; of protracted & thoughtful observation rather than protracted & thoughtless labor; of looking at plants & animals in all their functions, rather than treating any area as a single-product system.” Bill Mollison The term permaculture is a portmanteau of “Permanent” and “Agriculture”, and “culture”. It began with a focus on the production of a sustainable food […]

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What Permaculture Should Mean to Homesteaders

What is Permaculture? Permaculture is a movement that’s taken flight in recent years. The dictionary describes Permaculture as “the development of agricultural ecosystems intended to be sustainable and self-sufficient.” However, it is so much more than that vague description. It is a philosophy, a way to structure your home, and a way of life. Bill Mollison says that Permaculture is working alongside and with nature, rather than against it. Looking […]

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The Benefits of Keeping Chickens

Though it may not be for everybody, there are many potential benefits to keeping chickens in your yard, whether they’re free range or in a coop. It can be rewarding in many ways, and it isn’t just about eggs! Though of course, that’s a big part of it. They can be good for gardens, they make great pets for the family, among many other things. They are surprisingly loving and […]

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How Homesteading Can be a Job

Have you ever wondered if it was possible to quit your day job and live completely self-sufficiently, entirely off the land without having to listen to anyone else? Doing exactly what you want every day, fulfilling work that brings you joy and fulfillment? With homesteading this is not only possible, but almost guaranteed. Full-Time Work As a homesteader, you will very likely have many activities and chores to tend to […]

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Why Homesteading is an Ideal Lifestyle

There are many, many reasons why homesteading is truly the ideal, simplistic lifestyle. It may not be for everyone, but it’s no lie that this kind of lifestyle creates an intimate relationship between you and your life and the work you do. For those still on the fence about it, here are just a small few reasons why you should consider stripping off those conveniences and getting back to nature, […]

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Four DIY Projects to do at Home

There are many things you can do around the house to be more self-reliant. This is a list of just a few of them, that will help achieve that homesteading lifestyle. Grow Your Own Garden Growing and caring for your own garden at home is a simple and fun hobby, delicious too! There’s nothing better than a freshly grown vegetable. There are a few different methods of gardening available, such […]

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How to Stop Relying on Big Business

Many of us feel trapped by big conglomerate and businesses. We feel constricted, like we need all these businesses telling us what to buy, what to wear, what to eat. We feel like slaves to corporate greed. But it doesn’t need to be this way, there are many things one could do to become more self-sufficient and independent. These words are here to help you do just that, or at […]

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