When I was growing up in Idaho I was told that we lived in a high desert. I didn’t think that it looked much like a desert. I didn’t really understand how someplace with rivers, lakes, grassy yards and thousands of green trees could be a desert. In 2011 we moved to the mountains in… Read More The Desert Challenge
A little more then 5 years ago we moved our family to a tent in the desert. There wasn’t much growing here and part of the problem was that we purchased land that was zoned open range. That meant that in order to grow anything we first needed to put up some fences to keep… Read More Our Egology is starting to recover!
In an effort to provide more education resources for our community, we are facilitating a hands on grafting class. This is a great opportunity to learn how to graft your own trees. This cost is $25 and includes your choice of a red delicious or golden delicious apple tree. It will be held April 7th… Read More Grafting Class
We have been busy putting up fences. WHY? When I was growing up my father always had a huge garden, but he never fenced it in. However, I wouldn’t dream of planting a garden without a fence. First, we live on open range. SECOND, there are LOTS of rabbits ready and willing to eat all… Read More Fences
Last year, in the early months of 2017, we had a dream to plant an orchard. Our family spent hours putting in fencing, digging holes, and planting trees. On May 30th, I watched a video on YouTube with Stefan Sobkowiak, where he walked the viewers through his permaculture orchard. Right then I decided to plant… Read More Permaculture Orchard
I never really know how my days are going to run on our farm. Problem 1 My conversation with my son went something like this: Me: Why didn’t you tell me the goats got into the orchard. Son: They didn’t. Me: Yes they did. Son: Oh you mean yesterday. Me: Yes I mean yesterday, I… Read More Whatcha Gonna Do
It is hard not to be grateful for all the blessings we have had this year. As we started a new phase of our lives it was difficult to see how things would work out. We still have a long ways to go, but we have had incredible support and encouragement from people who love… Read More We have had an amazing year!
In May I decided that it was time to start fencing in our 36 acres. That is a lot of fencing and it will take a lot of resources to get everything fenced in. However I reasoned that if I were to start and continue to make progress then I would see my fencing going… Read More Fencing Goes Up
When I was young our family had a wood burning stove in our family room. It was located in our basement, and it was the only heat source we had in the family room. We used it religiously. By the time I went off to college I was sure that I had perfected the art… Read More Easily Start Any Fire
Pitch Sticks. Our Pitch sticks are perfect for backpacking. Roughly the same size as a match, these little sticks are packed full of pitch and perfect for starting fires but light weight enough to tuck away in even the smallest spaces. [wp_cart_display_product name=”Pitch Sticks” price=”6.00″ thumbnail=”http://www.tinyhousehomesteading.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/Pitch-Sticks.jpg” description=”Start up to 25 fires easily with this package.”]