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Our vegetable garden in Monchique. The picture is divided in three left and right there are rows of just planted vegetables, in the middle a big corn plant

What could you do to become more self sustainable? Well, start your own vegetable garden.

These are not easy times, things are not as they used to be and nobody knows what we can expect in the coming year.

What keeps us going is that we can become a bit more self sustainable on our homestead. And so can you, I will show you in a bit.

This year we were not…

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Feeding costs for goats, how to calculate and cut costs

Do you want to buy goats for your homestead or small scale farm? Do you wonder if it would be worth doing so and what it would cost you to feed goats?

Well, here is how you know what feeding your goats would cost you.

Feeding goats is the main cost factor of keeping goats.

Sure, you will have to make some investments when you start keeping goats, like in making a…

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What not to feed your goats

Where does the myth that goats can eat anything come from? And does that also mean that you can feed goats anything?

Fact is that goats are not only picky, but goats can also eat wrong things like plastic, chicken food and poisonous plants.

Don’t you believe me?

You will only need to check the fora on the internet to know what people’s goats have eaten that they should not have eaten.


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Feeding goats 1

Can you give me the name of a country were there are no goats?

No? Why not? Because they are very flexible in their diet.
Does that mean goats eat everything? No, definitely not.
How does that work?
Let’s look into goats natural eating habits and how their digestive system works.
Why would we look into that, what does that have to do with feeding goats? Because knowing about goats eating habits and their…

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How to prepare for homesteading

Do you want to know how to prepare for homesteading? Are you up for a major change in your life? To break free and realise your dream? Is your dream starting a homestead?

Do you want to know how to get there? Well, here are the first steps you can take.

When you have read this blog you will be able to set the first steps towards homesteading. These steps are…

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Terra do Milho land viewed from a distance

What is the best location for a homestead? What should we consider? How do we know if this place is good for our dreamed Homestead?

Buying a piece of land to live from is not a light decision to make. After all it is quite an investment in time and money. That is how we felt when we were looking for a piece of land many years ago.

I still remember…

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flood on your homestead

When you are looking for the right place for your Homestead there is a lot to think about. In this series of blogs we will cover the major things.

Apart from things you want on your land like enough sunlight and good quality fresh water, there are also things to avoid when you are picking the right location for your future Homestead.

In this blog we cover some of the things…

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Having good quality fresh water is essential for your Homestead. Water is essential to life. You will not be able to survive on a location without water. Water is needed for cleaning and drinking, for us humans and for our animals and plants.

From our experience we know how essential it is to find a location with sufficient water. In this blog you will find the information you need to…

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position of the sun

The sun is important for a lot of things. Your vegetable garden will not thrive without enough direct sunlight. The use of solar panels is only worth the effort when you have enough direct sunlight at the right angle. Light in your house during the day is desirable.

Knowing the position of the sun on your location is key to whether you will have enough sunlight on your Homestead.

At the…

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Remote farmhouse

Once you have decided to start your own Homestead one of the questions will be: where are we going to start our Homestead?

Are you thinking of starting a Homestead in a remote area, please read on.

Sure, I would not want to stop you from doing so. We did move out into the countryside, far from the city buzz and pollution. And we enjoy it very much.

There are some things…

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