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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 …

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Kitchen

When you want to start your own Homestead (or just started one) you can feel overwhelmed with all the things you need to learn. This is how we tackled the feeling of being overwhelmed: we took our time. There is no way you will be able to learn everything at once when you have your …

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Dehydrating

Don’t you know what to do with an overload of fruit and vegetables in summer and fall? Do you only have little time for preserving your dear harvest? Is your pantry not big enough to store all the goodies from the land? This blogpost contains affiliate links. By using this link to buy a product …

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Plums for Steam Juicer

Do you have a lot of soft fruit at once in your Orchard? Do you find it hard to process it all at the same time? In that case using a steam juicer is a good idea. I struggled processing our fruit in the late spring. Hardest were the small plums which I had to …

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canning

Do you want to learn easy Homesteading skills? Don’t you have a Homestead yet? No problem. You don’t need to wait, you can start right now. This is what you can learn right now: CANNING. Canning is a way of preserving food. A way us Homesteaders use a lot. Why? Because we do not want …

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