Welcome! I can only imagine you’re here because you want to lead a homegrown, handmade, healthier lifestyle for your family but don’t know where to start? I’ve got you covered! Look no further than this recommended resource library as the ultimate resources for all things homesteading.
People often ask me how to start homesteading? I always reply with, right where you are! There’s so many things to learn and do when it comes to homesteading. But really it’s just about slowing down while hustling to enjoy simpler less modern living for a richer life.
Does that make sense?
I get tons of questions asking where and what I purchase in order to keep my homestead, farm, and blog running as smooth as possible! Everything listed below are things we actually use, love, recommend, or have on our wish-list.
This is my best list of resources for beginner homesteaders just like you.
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RESOURCES FOR HOMESTEADERS
I’ve gathered my top resources for homesteading that I know, trust and love! These resources has been a huge help, guidance and valuable tools in my toolshed as we’ve built our homestead over the past five years and counting.
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Before diving into any exciting projects and getting your feet wet, my very best tip for all beginner resources is to make a plan. I know that for most, this can be daunting and confusing. When you’re new at anything it’s hard to know when and how to start.
That’s why I’m so excited to offer you my top recommended resource!
Wether you’re brand new or an expert homesteader, this guide is just what you need to get more done in less time AND actually enjoy the process!
The garden is my oasis in the summer time! I love creating a new fresh annual vegetable garden that changes with the seasons and provides an amazing amount of goodness for my family. It always amazes me what can come from a tiny seed…
Organizing your garden, from starting seeds to companion planting and layouts can be confusing and overwhelming. Thats’s why I created our free veggie garden workbook to help you put all of your garden notes in one place!
Add it to your Homestead Binder and you’re set to go!
(Featured Freebie) Veggie Garden Workbook Freebie
This was a total game changer for me this past gardening season! I finally knew when to start harvesting and when to plant my fall garden. The seasonal seed starting chart to complete for your frost dates makes all the difference for planning your garden and succession planting.
When planning our homestead year, this made a huge difference to my garden!
Understanding your climate will help you work with your climate, instead of against it, to give those seeds the right conditions to grow. Understanding your climate will also save you time, money, and frustration because you will be planting based on your climate and not just one metric of your climate.
In this 1 Week Email Crash Course to Veggie Gardening you’ll receive everything you need to know as a beginner gardener for planting your own backyard veggie garden this spring! Receive planting guides to your inbox. Our top gardening tips and resources.
Plus get lots of frugal gardening ideas, companion planting 101, garden layouts, designs and more!
Do you feel like you just don’t have enough time for gardening? Well this course will teach you exactly how to put your garden on auto-pilot without the overwhelm of weeds & bugs
My friend Audrey from Audrey’s little farm teaches everything you need to know to start your vegetable garden in her gardening success ecourse.
Homesteading is a lifestyle for anyone, no matter where you live! Learn how to to homestead in your apartment, urban backyard, on acreage or go completely self sustainable with an off grid homestead!
These resources will help you achieve your homestead living goals, no matter what they are!
Brian and Teri are Off Grid building experts! Their projects and plans are beyond amazing and helpful. One thing on our list of projects is to build a root cellar to keep our produce fresh longer over the winter months. If you’ve considered having a Root Cellar, then this is the resource for you!
Learning handmade skills to create, mend and make do is a not only a huge time and money saver but it’s also a great mental health perk of homesteading. Forget tv and start embracing a creative life. Creative hobbies are often the first habit to go when life get’s busy.
Make time for handmade, check out our popular list of creative hobbies for homesteaders here!
Have you ever wished you knew how to do just a few basic hand stitches? Maybe you need to hem a pair of pants or want to put decorative trim on the edge of a fleece blanket? Nothing fancy, just a basics.
Learn Basic Hand Stitches is a video based ecourse. At the end of the course you will have learned….
- how to thread a needle
- how to tie a knot
- how to sew a running stitch
- how to sew a back stitch
- how to sew a whip stitch
- how to sew a blanket stitch
Have you ever wished you could make heirloom wooden games for your family or to give as gifts?
Well, you can. This family started making handmade gifts many years ago and every year someone decides to make a game as their gift. Needless to say, we’ve amassed quite a collection of handmade gifts. It’s a good thing, too, because we love playing games together.
Angi has done it again with an amazing ecourse for creating simple remedies for cold and flu season. I’m using these recipes to help prepare our family for this upcoming cold and flu season. Curious? Learn more here
The Wellness Notebook is a printable notebook that has health forms and medical records for each member of your family. But, it’s not just for organizing what has already happened, it’s also for organizing all the things you are learning about your family’s heath. There is information for those who use conventional care and those who use alternative care.
HERBAL ACADEMY COURSES
FRUGAL LIVING & HOMEMAKING
Ebates is the biggest way we save money by earning cash back online as a family. Go ahead and get back $5 when you sign up and start earning cash back for your family.
I’m very excited to share this course with you, just from taking this course this past fall I was able to drastically cut our grocery bill and start meal planning for 5 weeks in only a few short minutes on the weekend. Totally sanity saver. This is the stuff you wish you learned in school!
Imagine Saving $300 a Month OR MORE?! Food Budget Masterclass teaches you exactly how to afford the foods you want to eat on the budget you actually have… without sacrificing anything!
Learning how to raise animals for profit on your hobby farm as a beginner is not easy. We tried raising almost every animal our first year without any experience and it was not a good idea!
In the “Make Money Homesteading” Ebook I teach you how to only choose a few niches to help you be more successful in this area.
Read this post for more information about raising different livestock as a beginner homesteader.
FROM SCRATCH COOKING
Baking from scratch is my favourite task to do around our homestead. I’m always sharing our families recipes that have been passed down from my Nana, Great Grandmother.
Have you ever had a recipe fail, even though you followed all the directions? Do you long to bake perfect sourdough products? Do wish you could learn from someone who actually knows what they are doing? Many people feel this way! You are not alone and we are here to help!
Preserving is my favourite part about homesteading. Honestly, hearing the seals pop on jars full of produce that you grew, raised, foraged etc for your family and storing it on the shelf is a huge moment of celebrations and joy for me!
Are you interested in learning more about pressure canning? This quick start guide walks you through the entire process, step by step, and in great detail. It also includes a checklist so you never miss a step! A must have set for any one who wants to learn how to pressure can!
Homestead Business Planning
There are plenty of ways to turn your homesteading passion into a business for your family. Not only did we start our homestead about five years ago, we also dove right in on learning how to make money from those efforts.
This blog also serves another purpose. It’s one of the ways we earn an income from our homestead. In fact it’s one way a lot of homesteaders earn money at home. If I can do, so can you!
Have you considered writing your own blog? Here are the resources I recommend to you!
There are plenty of ways you can help us, without any extra cost to you. Throughout the my blog posts, I make recommendations using affiliate links through Amazon and other, smaller businesses. Without adding to your final cart price, I make a small amount for sending you there.
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Thanks for sharing a coffee with me as you scrolled through this long resource list of homesteading resources for beginners and experts alike!
The online world is so filled with information, yet finding the right answer or inspiration to inspire you can be a challenge.
My hope is that you found what you were looking for and so much more!