Enjoy self-sufficient living even if you don't have the right soil, space, live in an apartment with a small patio or balcony. Learn all about Growing Vegetables in Containers or Growing Herbs Indoors.
How to Make Compost - What and what not to put into the compost heap.
Making a Compost Bin. - Materials, dimensions and plans for a 3-Bay, wooden compost bin.
See a video on how to make homemade rain barrels within 5 minutes. There is also information about collecting rain water and rainwater barrels safely for your homestead needs.
In time to come we will also teach you about hayboxes and fireless cookers, how to bale hay, how to thatch, how to clean your own chimneys and how to tan hides. Do you know how to milk a cow?These country skills and traditional skills are easy to master and are necessary for self sufficient living.
When you have more fruit from the orchard than you know what to do with and you have run out of ideas for canning, jams, jellies, pickles, chutneys and freezing, why don't you think about Drying your Fruit. This can be done either in your oven or out in the sun with solar drying.
7 Easy Steps to Homemade Country Wines for self-sufficient living. See our page on How to Make Wine and wine making instructions, tips and recipes.
For those of you who want to make your own cosmetics see our page on Homemade Cosmetics. Not only do we give you step-by-step instructions, but we also give you a number of recipes to use.
Self reliance also gives you skills you didn't have before and the knowledge that you are able to not only help yourself, but to help others who may not be so well versed in such skills. For those of you who are looking for some helpful hints and household tips in both your kitchen and your household, look no further.
In times of economic uncertainty one needs to be as self-sufficient as one can to be able to save money. Thus for those who are interested in frugal living, this section will also be of interest to you.
Which brings me to my next burning issue. As well are rising fuel costs, how many of you are also shocked and dismayed about your rising electricity bills? Well, you are not alone, but that is small comfort when money is tight. However, you can reduce your electricity bills by as much as 80%, yes, that's right. And if you are wondering how, you can find the details here. Reduce your electricity bills! For more information on this topic and others related to green living see our section on Living Off-Grid.
If you are looking for material to download on beekeeping, keeping chickens and poultry, building greenhouses or chicken coops, raising guinea fowl, country recipes, herbal remedies or hydroponic gardening, then you will be interested in exploring Self Sufficient Living.
Enjoy Simple Living gets to the heart of simple living. From voluntary simplicity and self sufficient living to home organization, money management tips, and more! Leave the chaos behind and live refreshingly natural.
Finally, if you are looking for more information on how to be self-sufficient, how to make cheese, candles, soap, grow vegetables, learn about organic gardening, livestock, poultry, being frugal, or just homesteading in general, then visit our Country Store. Here you will not only find books and free magazines on these subjects, but you will also be able to find kits and supplies for farming, gardening, camping and outdoor living, children's farming games, clothing, cross stitch and quilting, patchwork, country decor, and country gourmet food.
Have a look at this video of an amazing family in suburban California who manage to be self-sufficient on one fifth of an acre!
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