Three Major Flaws in the “Bug Out” Mentality

Aug. 31, 2016 by

In times that seem perilous indeed, many Americans are making plans for the worst.  Look on any Prepper site or discussion board and you’ll see potential scenarios ranging from Nuclear War to total Martial Law.  Perhaps not the most pleasant

Stalking Wild Yeast

Aug. 29, 2016 by

  Ahhh yes!  The delectable smell of freshly baked bread is spreading through my little cottage today.  Few things bring such a sense of contentment to me as slathering butter on a thick slice of hot bread straight from the

Food Storage – Why, How Long, and What

Aug. 27, 2016 by

We live in fearful times.  One only has to glace at the news or scroll through social media to see many potential calamities looming.  Perhaps this is an accurate picture of the world today, perhaps it is not, but that

Five Ways to Keep Meat without Refrigeration

Aug. 26, 2016 by

Living on a ranch 40 miles from the nearest grocery store tends to promote food storage.  Especially when the last 7 miles or so of that road were straight up a mountain and were often not passable in the winter. 

Five Steps to Start Homesteading Right Where You Are. 

Aug. 25, 2016 by

By Sherry Willis www.half-pinthomestead.com   The concept of Homesteading has always held a particular thrill in American culture.  The very word calls forth romantic images of covered wagons creaking slowly across a dusty prairie and the triumphant battle against untamed

7 Reasons to Choose Small Livestock

Aug. 24, 2016 by

by Sherry Willis www.halfpinthomestead.com   America has long been the land of “bigger is better”.  We love wide open spaces, “Super-Size” meals, big SUV’s, and King sized beds.  It is easy to think that this philosophy applies to everything, but