Tractor tire types and their pros and cons for homesteading

Those new to tractors or considering a tractor for their homestead might be somewhat confused about the tire options available and the pros and cons of each. Here we aim to simplify the concepts for those considering such things. Rear tire types Turf Tires (R-3) Turf tires are designed for just that - turf - … Continue reading Tractor tire types and their pros and cons for homesteading

Simple solar power for outbuilding lights and pumping water

In this post, we'll show you the simple steps we took to setup our goat barn with solar-powered lighting and running water. Note: Though titled as 'simple', some will no doubt find this complex. Understandable, however, nothing beyond grade-school math or a calculator is necessary for figuring this out. Take your time and try to … Continue reading Simple solar power for outbuilding lights and pumping water

Ten essential gear items for homesteading

  Homesteading is gear/tool intensive. Below are some items we feel are indispensable to our homesteading operation. These are in no particular order, except the first. 1. Tractor It was a couple years into homesteading before we were able to get a tractor. Now, we can't imagine homesteading without one. A tractor saves our bacon on … Continue reading Ten essential gear items for homesteading

Potential pitfalls of hyper-frugality

Frugality often seems to go hand-in-hand with the homesteading crowd. People naturally inclined to do things for themselves that others rely upon others to do results in such, or maybe it's the other way around? Frugality is great... but can one get carried away with it? This is what I would call "hyper-frugality" - being frugal to … Continue reading Potential pitfalls of hyper-frugality