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How To Start A Homesteading Farm [Ultimate Guide]
The Question -  What Is Homesteading And A Homesteading Farm? Ask one hundred people and you'll likely get 100 different[...]

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How To Use A Ceramic Fermentation Crock Pot For Making Sauerkraut And Kimchi
Desperate to know how to use a fermentation crock to make sauerkraut and kimchi, or some other healthy and delicious[...]
How To Make Sauerkraut In A Crock Pot Or Mason Jar
In this article, we're going to look at the process of how to make sauerkraut, including some variations on the[...]
The Best Fermentation Crock For The Aspiring Fermentista!
Hi there! In this article I'm going to be looking at how to choose the best fermentation crock for making sauerkraut,[...]

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How To Smoke A Turkey In A Charcoal Smoker Grill
A regular star to a Thanksgiving feast is the turkey. The North American bird features on many tables for the[...]
How To Choose The Best Steam Iron For Sewing And Quilting
Are you an experienced quilter or novice looking for a steam iron? Do you need a steam iron that is[...]
How To Use A Char Broil Smoker (Even If You’re A Smoking Newbie)
Welcome to this quick start guide on how to use a char broil smoker. It's full of loads of tips[...]
Choosing The Best Riding Mower For Small Lawns
A properly trimmed lawn is the joy and pride of any homeowner. In most of the cases, it remains an[...]
Straw And Hay Bales For Gardening – Instructions To Get Started
Ever since I lived in Australia, with a dry climate and a garden with poor topsoil, I've really grown to[...]

HOMESTEADING FUNDAMENTALS


10 Useful Gifts Every Homesteader Needs This Christmas
It's that time of year again! Christmas is upon us, where did the year go? Another year older and wiser,[...]
How To Start Modern Homesteading, And Why You Should
Modern homesteading? What on earth is that? It's an exclamation that I've heard a lot recently. It tends to happen[...]
5 Simple But Practical Suburban Homesteading Ideas
Need some suburban homesteading ideas to get you started on your quest for a new and exciting lifestyle? This article[...]
The Joy Of Micro Homesteading In A Small Space?
There are many trials and tribulations when living on a small scale mini farm. Micro homesteading is challenging, but the[...]

FOOD PRODUCTION


Straw And Hay Bales For Gardening – Instructions To Get Started
Ever since I lived in Australia, with a dry climate and a garden with poor topsoil, I've really grown to[...]
How To Plant A DIY Indoor Vertical Garden System
DIY Vertical indoor gardening is a fun way to have a year round garden by growing the plants in pots[...]
Growing Carrots From Scraps (How To Guide)
As a kid I remember the lessons at school. Runner beans in jam jars sitting on damp tissue paper, growing cress in[...]
How To Grow Herbs With Grow Lights
Thanks for coming over and checking out the Better Homesteading blog, great to have you here. In this article, I'm[...]

HOMESTEAD KITCHEN


How To Smoke A Turkey In A Charcoal Smoker Grill
A regular star to a Thanksgiving feast is the turkey. The North American bird features on many tables for the[...]
How To Use A Char Broil Smoker (Even If You’re A Smoking Newbie)
Welcome to this quick start guide on how to use a char broil smoker. It's full of loads of tips[...]
The Best Fermentation Crock For The Aspiring Fermentista!
Hi there! In this article I'm going to be looking at how to choose the best fermentation crock for making sauerkraut,[...]
Smoking With Lump Charcoal: A How To Guide
Are you looking for smoking alternatives that produce higher temperatures? Are you looking to use a flavored smoke alternative to[...]

HOMESTEAD GARDEN


Choosing The Best Riding Mower For Small Lawns
A properly trimmed lawn is the joy and pride of any homeowner. In most of the cases, it remains an[...]
Straw And Hay Bales For Gardening – Instructions To Get Started
Ever since I lived in Australia, with a dry climate and a garden with poor topsoil, I've really grown to[...]
How To Plant A DIY Indoor Vertical Garden System
DIY Vertical indoor gardening is a fun way to have a year round garden by growing the plants in pots[...]
How To Get Rid Of Mosquito Larvae In Your Pond Or Pool
Mozzies are a real pain in the a**, and pretty much every other part of your body that you can[...]

HOMESTEADING TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT


How To Sharpen A Pocket Knife Without A Stone
Carrying a pocket knife has a lot of benefits. I'm not talking about concealed weapons in the middle of town[...]
Electric Wood Splitters Pros And Cons – A Buyers Guide
Buying anything without some background knowledge and doing some due diligence generally ends up in a poor buying decision!This obviously[...]
Choosing The Best Wood Splitting Maul – A Buyers Guide
For the firewood aficionado, the man or woman who likes to keep things real and enjoys some good, sweaty hard[...]
3 Point Log Splitter Guide For The Confused
There is nothing more useful to the larger homestead or property than a tractor. And even more useful than the[...]

ESSENTIAL READING


Beginner’s DIY Guide To Making Organic Compost At Home (Composting 101)
Composting improves garden soil, increases plant health, can help reduce disease and pest attack, and is good for the environment.[...]
Herb Garden Ideas For Indoors Or Out – Easy Guide To Growing Herbs
Herbs have been used for thousands of years, for a variety of needs and uses. Well known for their fragrance,[...]
How To Start A Homesteading Farm [Ultimate Guide]
The Question -  What Is Homesteading And A Homesteading Farm? Ask one hundred people and you'll likely get 100 different[...]

About Better Homesteading

Welcome to Better Homesteading, a site built with a real ambition and purpose.

We aim to unite like-minded individuals with a passion to become more self reliant, self sufficient, and to build a homesteading lifestyle, regardless if they live on 100 acres in the country, or on the 34th floor of a tower block.

homesteading lifestyle is different for everyone, but one of the best things you can ever do to fight back against big corporations, poor food quality, transport related pollution, and to just enhance your life, is to take control of where your food comes from. To grow your own, or source as much of it locally as you can is a massive statement.

It doesn’t matter if you are new to homesteading, living off the land, growing your own food and vegetables, harvesting, rearing animals, we at Better Homesteading are here to help.

There are many components to the homesteading lifestyle, and these can be different for everyone. Some people love living in the city, building an urban homestead in the city can be hugely rewarding (and it saves on the bill for shopping at Whole Foods!).

Many people live in, or love the idea of moving to the country and building a smallholding or micro-homestead on an acre or two. This is a great dream, and is achievable with a little vision and planning.

Whatever your homesteading dream, we are excited to build Better Homesteading into a community hub where those of us that want to kick the conventional lifestyle in the butt, and build our small homestead where we can live the self sufficient dream, can meet like-minded people to share our journey with.

Welcome again, delighted to have you here on our little site, changing the world one homestead at a time.