Book List

Book suggestions I've run across· Gaia's Garden, by Toby Hemmingway· Restoration Agriculture, by Mark Shepard· The Prosperous Homesteader · How to Blog for Profit W/out Selling Your Soul · Raising Goats Naturally, by Pat Coleby · The Backyard Homestead Guide to Raising Farm Animals, edited by Gail Damerow · Naturescaping: A Landscaping Partnership with Nature,... Continue Reading →

Native Plant Resources

Resources to learn more about plants native to the northwest corner of Oregon. Pacific NW Natives Native Plant Community Services in Oregon OSU Common Trees of PNW Native Plant Society of Oregon Plant Native.org Bloom Schedule & Drought Tolerant PlantsOak Point NurseryHeritage SeedlingsTaylor Gardens NW - posts about soilScholls Valley Native NurseryBrooks Tree Farm 

Homesteading Lessons

  Surrender to making something out of nothing, over and over again. Never give up. Don’t name your animals! Don’t try to do it all at once. Add something new only after you’re comfortable with what you are already doing. There is no end goal.  There is no perfect plan. There is no one that... Continue Reading →

Too Many Figs

Ok, so there is no such thing as too many figs, but just in case, here is a list of ideas for what to do when you have an abundance of this amazing fruit.  Since figs in my house have never lasted long enough to do more than dehydrate the handful that ripped faster than... Continue Reading →

Websites, YouTube, & Blogs

An every changing list of resources. Add your favorites in the comments and I'll check them out!  Books have been moved to their own list.   WEBSITES- Homesteading Today · Homestead Hustle by Mother Earth News · Survival Podcast   YOUTUBE · Maple Creek Farm PNW  (me! me! me!) Subscribe so we can get a custom URL!... Continue Reading →

Must Haves & Tips

A list of things you "must have" to run a homestead, farmstead, hobby farm, etc. that I've collected from forum posts.  Not everyone needs everything, like electricity in the barn, but it's something to consider. Clean water!  Nothing else matters if you have no access to water. Shelter – anything that will keep you out... Continue Reading →

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