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Homesteading Classes and Hands-On Homestead Courses

By: Everett S

Homesteading is difficult but don’t be discouraged. With a bit of help from people who know how to live off the land, you can avoid many of the pitfalls and greatly improve your chances of success.

Our Top Simple Living Posts of 2013

By: Everett S

Those relatively new to the Living A Simple Life blog may not feel like digging through a year’s worth of archives to find the best posts. We understand. Time is limited, especially when you’re trying to run a homestead. So here are the top five LASL posts from 2013 based on traffic, and the top […]

What Are You Reading? LASL Asks Other Bloggers

By: Everett S

The leaves are drying out and fall is nearly over around here. I’m looking forward to lots of winter evenings in my favorite chair by the fire reading a good book. Last week I reached out to some of our favorite bloggers and some folks who follow this blog to get some new book ideas. […]

I Have My Own Tap at Tommy’s Bar!

By: Everett S

Our neighbor Tommy brewed me up a batch of my very own milk stout beer! I helped pay for the ingredients, which cost about $25, and Tommy did the brewing. We split the beer 50/50, and I should get about four of these HUGE growlers full. One of the cool things about this deal is […]

LivingOffGrid.org Has Moved to LivingASimpleLife.com

By: Everett S

Welcome Living Off Grid readers! Though sometimes a challenge, the many benefits of living off grid make it all worthwhile. It is liberating to know that you can fend for yourself in daily life as well as during emergencies. How can one describe the feeling of running your house or business off of clean energy […]

Nathan Mackenzie Brown – Modern Homesteader Profiles

By: Everett S

This is the second in a series of profiles I’ve been writing on my way to a book about people who have successfully leveraged the internet to finance a lifestyle of voluntary simplicity. Building communities with people from around the world is something I really enjoy about blogging and working online. I’ve looked forward to […]

Anna Hess and Mark Hamilton – Modern Homesteader Profiles

By: Everett S

I am fascinated by people who have successfully leveraged the internet to finance a lifestyle of voluntary simplicity. I consider the couple below to be the King and Queen of this type of homesteading, which is why I am happy to present Mark Hamilton and Anna Hess as the first in a series of profiles […]

Automatic Chicken Waterer Give-Away: Free EZ Miser 1.5 Gallon Chicken Waterer

By: Everett S

Aaaand the winner is… erin @ blue yurt farms Please message me from our Facebook page so we can arrange logistics. Our friends over at Walden Effect asked us to put their new poop-free chicken waterer through the ringer and let them know what we thought. “Heck yea,” I said! Unfortunately, that was when I […]

Picking Wild Apples

By: Everett S

Earlier this week Audrey and I went stomping up and down the creek picking wild grapes to make grape-juice (just put them in a mason jar with 3/4 cup of sugar, pour boiling water over them and let the lid self-seal. Good for several weeks without refrigeration). It was fun to climb around on the […]

Blending Up a Moss Shake to Spread on Rocks

By: Everett S

We took a few trees down around the house that were threatening our roof. My neighbor Tommy also helped me do some roof repairs, during which time I took the opportunity to scrape the large patches of moss off of our shingles. But what to do with it? I used some as a type of […]