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Welcome to our homesteading blog, dedicated to bringing you the latest tips, advice, and stories from the world of homesteading. Our mission is to inform and inspire, and to build a community of like-minded individuals who share a passion for sustainable living, self-sufficiency, and community-sufficiency.

Our blog covers a wide range of topics, from animal husbandry and gardening to renewable energy and DIY projects. We bring you expert advice from experienced homesteaders, as well as stories from individuals and families who are just starting out on their homesteading journeys all across North America.

We believe that homesteading is not just a lifestyle, but a movement towards a more sustainable, equitable, and just society. By sharing information and resources, we hope to empower individuals and communities to take control of their own food, energy, and housing needs and to build a more resilient, sustainable future.

Thank you for joining us on this journey, and we look forward to sharing the latest news and insights from the world of homesteading with you.

Meet Our Team of Writers

Kayla McVey

Kayla is originally from Tennessee, but she’s also lived in Mississippi, Illinois, Iowa, and Texas. 

She is happily married and is the mother of two beautiful baby girls.

Some of Kayla’s interests include astrology, aviation, agriculture, and self-sufficiency. Kayla has worked as a CDL A Driver and in agricultural aerial applications.

When she’s not writing, she serves her community as a law enforcement officer and gets behind the camera for her business, Western Eclectic Imagery

Sarah Hamelman

Sarah lives 4,200 feet up in the Salish Mountains in northwestern Montana. 

She and her husband are busy raising their two toddlers and small mountain homestead. Her homestead consists of a garden, several chickens, Nigerian Dwarf goats, American Chinchilla rabbits, and African Guineafowl. Soon, she will add Scottish Highlander or Irish Dexter cattle, Spanish mustangs, and Hampshire pigs.

When she isn’t writing or working, Sarah and her family like to read, hike, kayak, fish, hunt, ski, and ride together in the Kootenai National Forest surrounding their cabin.