Homestead Life

Homestead Life

A Commitment to Self-Sufficiency What does it mean to live a Homestead Life? Homesteading is tending the land you have, making the most out of natural species of plants, and striving for self-sufficiency, crafting creative alternatives to a diversified farming...
Woman Who Unplugged From Technology

Woman Who Unplugged From Technology

Science tells us that screen time puts our minds, bodies, and relationships at risk. Source: www.deseretnews.com Science tells us that screen time puts our minds, bodies, and relationships at risk. In the spring of 2009, California-based writer Sharael Kolberg did the...
Permaculture Friendly Yards

Permaculture Friendly Yards

1. Realize that your yard is not a “yard.”  Your ‘yard’ is an outdoor environment. It is what surrounds you. It is part of and not separate from the larger ecosystem. Realize that it is habitat, not just for other plants and animals- but your...
Matt Barlow Houston: Farmers Markets

Matt Barlow Houston: Farmers Markets

Houston…More than Nachos and Rodeos When it comes to learning about culinary diversity, Houston was a great classroom.  I am by no means a culinary expert, but in the short time I lived there I had experienced more types of food than any other place before or since. ...
Matt Barlow Gardening Series: First Steps

Matt Barlow Gardening Series: First Steps

Here’s the journey of my passion. Here within lies the trail to my heart. This is a trek that many others have taken, but each in their own way. If you can read through my tales and identify with my story, you may just smell a faint waft of garlic, onion, and herbs...
Defining Agriculture

Defining Agriculture

Homestead Life defines agriculture as sustainable development of plants that can be considered as agricultural assets.   This includes food, fiber, wood products, natural resources, horticulture, and other plant and products or resources. We will highlight the many...
Certified Naturally Grown

Certified Naturally Grown

  Certified Naturally Grown offers certification for the following types of operations: produce, livestock and apiaries. If your farming or beekeeping practices are in keeping with the standards specified for each type, you’re probably ready to take the five...