Choose Homesteading Today

Homesteaders find the lifestyle fulfilling with good neighbors, wonderful farmers’ markets, and seedlings for transplanting.

| June 2013

  • Burrows Homestead
    The Burrows home at Heidi's Happy Acre Farm in Norridgewock, Maine.
    Heidi Burrows

  • Burrows Homestead

Do you dream of your own homestead? From last year’s Homesteaders of the Year come six inspiring stories of those who have made the change and are loving every minute of it. Thomas, writing in his A Homesteading Grimoire blog, calls homesteading a lifestyle, and Meg wants her children to know where their food comes from and how to enjoy the homesteading life. The Homestead Redhead finds her lifestyle fulfilling and full of purpose, and believes you would too. Shana relates how her good country neighbors helped out during an equine emergency, and a Good Old Days letter allows you to catch a glimpse of the festivities surrounding an old-fashioned husking bee. Bring home fresh produce from the farmers’ market for these 11 great recipes. Check out GRIT’s LIVE brooder webcam to watch the roaming hatchlings this week, and read Hank’s tips for transplanting seedlings before you watch the gardening episode of TOUGH GRIT.

Choose Homesteading Today


A few inspiring homesteaders, from last year's competition.  

Homesteading is a lifestyle, says Thomas.  

Meg wants her children to know about food and homesteading.  

The Homestead Redhead finds the lifestyle fulfilling.  

Good country neighbors are a blessing.



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