Deer Processing 101: Preparing Your Venison

We hunt to feed our family. We are trying to live as self-sustainably as possible and that means hunting for our own meat. There’s a process we follow to put fresh meat in the freezer. Warning: Contains pictures of a dead deer.

Desert Gardening and Plants that Grow in Arizona

Are you looking to grow your own plants in the desert? In this article, Pamela Williams shares her desert gardening tips, from plants that grow in Arizona to managing soil and shade to keep your desert garden thriving. Get started!

All About Composting from An American Homestead

We wanted to share this video from our friends at  They say, “We are serious about composting. We take a look at 4 areas of composting that we manage around the homestead. Animal manure, Humanure, Kitchen scraps, and vemiculture.” Learn about the benefits of composting and how it works in our composting 101 article.

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Chasing Water

A mom likens “chasing water” to homeschooling and to her relationship with Jesus.

Rocket Wood Stove DIY Instructions

Ever wanted to make your own rocket stove? It’s easier than you think! In this article, we show you how to quickly create a rocket wood stove in your backyard for heating soups, stews, and other fast-cooking meals. Gather your bricks and get cooking!