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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 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[...]
How To Start Homesteading From Scratch With No Money
Is homesteading still a  viable option for those desiring a simpler, more natural life? The answer is YES, but with[...]
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[...]

LATEST STORIES


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 Diffuse Essential Oils Without A Diffuser
Essential oils are wonderful aren't they? Aromatic, invigorating, calming, healing. We've been using them in our little home for years.[...]
No Till Farming – The Pros And Cons
Climate change is upon us, or so so the scientists say. Yeah, there are plenty of naysayers out there too,[...]
How To Build An Ugly Drum Smoker From A 55 Gallon Drum
I don't know about you, but I'm not a huge fan of just buying stuff. Stuff is rarely made to[...]
Why I Stopped Fermenting Sauerkraut In Mason Jars
Hola! Thanks for stopping by, it is 'muchly' appreciated! I wanted to give you some feedback on my personal experience using[...]

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


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[...]
Hydroponic Herb Gardening – A Guide To Growing Fresh Hydroponic Herbs
Hydroponic herb gardening is becoming extremely popular, not just with the hippies growing marijuana in their lofts, but for the[...]
Growing Herbs In Pots For Beginners
Are you a totally newbie when it comes to growing herbs in pots? That's totally cool, this herb garden guide,[...]

HOMESTEAD KITCHEN


How To Build An Ugly Drum Smoker From A 55 Gallon Drum
I don't know about you, but I'm not a huge fan of just buying stuff. Stuff is rarely made to[...]
Why I Stopped Fermenting Sauerkraut In Mason Jars
Hola! Thanks for stopping by, it is 'muchly' appreciated! I wanted to give you some feedback on my personal experience using[...]
Sauerkraut Not Bubbling – What To Do And Should You Even Care?
You've come home, excited and with wild anticipation of what's been occurring in the kitchen. You throw your coat on[...]
How To Make The Best Naturally Fermented Foods At Home
Welcome to Better Homesteading, a place where you can indulge your desires and passions (no, not those sort) to lead[...]

HOMESTEAD GARDEN


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[...]
12 Pros And Cons Of Electric Lawn Mowers That You NEED To Know
Thinking of buying a new lawnmower? Electric, gas, ride on, human-powered? There are many options, but in this article, I'm[...]
Pros And Cons Of Reel Mowers – Still A Viable Choice?
In this article I want to talk about the pros and cons of reel mowers.Slightly surprisingly, in this world of[...]
Organic Soil Amendments And Conditioners For A Thriving Vegetable Garden
Unless you are supremely lucky, most people end up with a garden where the soil is not to their liking.[...]

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.

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