Tag: homesteading

Homestead Finances: The Debt-Monster

Few things have ruined as many relationships as money issues. Two people can be best friends and money can drive them apart if they aren’t careful. This lifestyle we’ve chosen, to homestead and live simply, is one that requires two things first and foremost:…

Homesteading Mindset: Think Long Term…

We all have dreams. We all have goals. We all have things we want to accomplish in life; whether it is becoming a business-owner or a pro-athlete, a top-level-chef or a world-renowned author, a television host or a simple homesteader. Having dreams and goals…

Chickens and Duckies

Did you know more babies are born in April and May than any other month? Okay, I’m not actually sure if that is true for humans….but it certainly seems true of everything else! Spring is past but just a couple months ago all the…

Saturday Chores!

Shh!! Listen! Hear that? Sounds like chickens out scratching! Well maybe it doesn’t there but it certainly does here! Another weekend has come and gone and with it another project is complete. After what seemed like an endless wait and a weekend of hard…

Garden Time!!

One of the greatest joys and pastimes of the spring, summer, and fall seasons is unquestionably gardening. Planning, preparing, planting and harvesting vegetables and fruits every day is therapeutic and helps a soul stay healthy. Mother earth takes kindly to the variation of plants…

Homestead Project! Burning…

Here in the mid-west springtime is synonymous with green fields and red-budded trees. Everything is growing and everything is soaked but as the rains start to taper off and a bit of dry weather moves in smoke can be seen for miles while fields…

Random Weeknight Project!

Most of the time people save projects for the weekend and we are no exception. Both of us here at Two Old Oaks work and our time during the week is limited, but we love to spend whatever time we have left building and…

Springtime is Here!

The month of April has arrived and with it a host of new projects are in need of attention. Our Two Old Oaks are budding red and beginning to awaken after a long winter. The ground is finally drying out after a slew of…

Finding Home…

In summer of 2016, after three years of city living my (then)-fiance and I decided we’d had enough of the crowds, enough of….