Welcome to my “Recommended” series of posts. These will be weekly – for now – posts about resources and sites I have found over the past while that I found so excellent, I want to share them with you, my dear readers. 🙂 Whether or not I continue to post these, and how often they are posted, will depend on feedback. Please feel free to comment below, and if you have a favorite resource of your own, do share, and I will review them for possible future posts.
I hope you find these recommendations as useful and enjoyable as I have!
You would think that, having grown up on the farm, I wouldn’t need to be looking up all these resources on how to live on a farm! 😀 Our situation is very different from how I grew up here, though, since most of the land is rented out, and our focus is on a relatively small portion of 1 quarter, around the house. We aren’t to be the sort of farmers my parents were, so homesteading resources have been more in line with what we are looking to be doing over the next few years.
Unfortunately, I’m not finding a lot of Canadian ones, so there’s quite a lot that just doesn’t apply to us. We don’t have the climate for soil conditions. Which is fine. There is still lots to learn! And a lot of “homesteader” skills can be applied anywhere you live.
Like cooking from scratch. That’s a big one, for me, and these skills kept food on the table during some pretty lean years! It was just what we did, when I was growing up, but I definitely learned to appreciate those skills over the years!
The Prairie Homestead is one of those resources that are quite useful, even for those who live in urban areas. The channel started quite a few years ago, with the first videos going back 8 years, and there were a few time gaps before things got into the groove, to where videos are being posted weekly. The focus now is largely on from scratch cooking, and the site owner has a cook book out as well.
Here, you will find videos on how to make things like butter, broth, pasta and sourdough starter, and even how to render lard.
You’ll find videos on how to start seeds indoors, planting, and preserving food, as well as starting a new garden.
Some of the earliest videos include how to milk goats and cows, and others about livestock care. More recent videos include one on their home schooling routine.
I like the really wide range of topics included in their videos.
They also have Facebook, Instagram and podcasts, as well as web pages.
The Prairie Homestead has sections for from-scratch cooking, starting a home stead, growing food and DIY.
No surprise, then, that one of their videos is about how to support a homestead through online business!
Lots of great information, and I’m really glad to have found them.
I hope you find it useful, too!