Garden Experiment

So I’ve been reading Will Bonsall’s “Essential Guide To Radical, Self Reliant Gardening” and I’ve come across some information that I’ve never heard before. To lay the scene a little bit, Will gardens in Maine, that means he’s about Zone 4 or 3. With that in mind, he’s planting carrots, parsnips, rutabagas, brassicas and onions…

2Boys1Homestead Soap Review by Born Again Farm Girl

Click here to view original Article! “To be honest, I wasn’t holding my breath…We had already tried a million other homemade soaps.” “I LOVED the feeling my skin had after using this soap!” “Next I sent hubby in to try out the cedar bar of soap and guess what? It didn’t make the eczema on…

Small Town Entitlement

When we first moved to our new homestead I promptly joined all the local community pages on Facebook to be involved. I wanted to know what was going on in town, how to get involved in community events and also start broadcasting our products to the community as well. Big mistake. It had been almost…

Transparency

I’ve always vowed to be 100% transparent with you guys about the realities of our homestead. Let me be transparent now, I don’t know if we’re going to make it. This month Justin took a pay cut (about $150/month) because someone had messed up his dependents on his taxes. We owe about $800 in taxes…

Glad to be a Homesteader

It’s days like today I’m glad to be a homesteader. Last night our area here in Michigan received over a foot of heavy, wet snow. Today it shows no signs of going anywhere. There were heavy winds, which means the back roads and some main roads are drifted over. some of the drifts are reaching…

We Need Your Help

Hey Everyone! We managed to secure 20% of our project goal already! We need your help to make it to 100%! We can’t do it without you! Our Permaculture Nursery Campaign We’re trying to raise $1000 to build a greenhouse and start a permaculture plant nursery! Please help us reach our goal! Permaculture Nursery Campaign

2Boys1Homestead Nursery Project Launch!

Welcome to the launch of our Barnraiser campaign! Take a look at our campaign! Justin and I are launching a crowdfunding campaign to rebuild our greenhouse and start a permaculture plant nursery! Our Permaculture Project: “Permaculture has taken the green revolution by storm, however there is one significant problem. There is a serious lack of…

Organic Gardening Class-2016

Hey All, I thought I would update you all about the Organic Gardening Class I’m putting on this year. It’s already started. I taught my first class on Feb 7th. I’m trying to build a local reputation for our homestead and I want to be involved, so I thought what better way than a gardening…

We Need Your Help Building Our Business

Hey All, I thought I would update you on what we’re working on. We’re really trying to make our homestead support us in multiple ways. And you can help us with that! Etsy Shop Our Etsy Shop is up and running with new items being added all the time. We’ve got seeds, handmade soaps and…

Bloggers Needed!—Handmade Soaps

Hello all! Justin and I have talked and we want to really spread the word on our Etsy products! We’re looking for bloggers with a decent following to blog about our soaps. We want to build a great customer base and share our products with them. Justin and I really believe that everyday life shouldn’t…

Book Review: The Nourishing Homestead by Ben & Penny Hewitt

The Nourishing Homestead by Ben and Penny Hewitt   Overview: The Nourishing Homestead is one of the best homesteading books I’ve read in a long time. Ben and Penny not only provide a smooth and story-like reading experience, but they avidly share their mistakes and successes. They provide a plethora of invigorating and frugal ideas for…

Monday on the Goldenrod Homestead: 2/1/16

Hello Everyone! Sorry for the lack of updates, it’s been simultaneously busy, boring and productive around here. So let me tell you what’s been going on.   Organic Gardening Class: This year I decided to teach an organic gardening class as an extra way to bring in some cash, but mostly just because I love…