Behind the Homestead Curtain

Life throws many kinks and twists our way as we live on the land. Get a glimpse into the less-discussed side of homesteading with its struggles and victories. Let's talk frankly about gardens, raising animals, family life, of trying to juggle it all. Come see that you're not alone and learn from others who have gone before you!
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15 Reasons to Reconsider Your Homestead Dream

15 Reasons to Reconsider Your Homestead Dream

3 Secrets Legit Homesteaders Might Not Tell You | the truth about homesteading | farm to table | living simply | SoulyRested.com

3 Secrets Legit Homesteaders Might Not Tell You

3 Secrets Legit Homesteaders Might Not Tell You | the truth about homesteading | farm to table | living simply | SoulyRested.com

What I Wish I Knew Before I Started Homesteading, definitely isn't all cute and sweet, but it is all worth it and I wouldn't change it for the world.

What I Wish I Knew Before I Started Homesteading. No amount of research could have ever prepared me for what I learned through buying our first homestead.

The 5 'R's of Homesteading: 5 Traits of a Successful Homesteader

When it comes to homesteading, skills matter, but attitude is even more important. Here are the top 5 traits that will make you a successful homesteader.

The reality of homesteading

While I love this life, there are some realities that are part of it. Homesteading means sweat, dirt, bugs and poop. Lots of poop.

13 Ways to Avoid Homestead Burnout

13 Ways to Avoid Homestead Burnout

After stubbornly plugging away at homesteading season after season, I've learned there are a few strategies to help avoid the dreaded "Homestead Burnout.

This homestead life isn't easy. In fact, its the complete opposite. Its exhausting work and filled with many daily challenges. But it is worth every single struggle, challenge, ache & pain. This life is pretty amazing and incredibly rewarding.

This Homestead Life isn't Easy

My Top Five Homesteading Lessons - Boots & Hooves Homestead

Over the past few years of our homesteading journey, I have learned many lessons. If I could narrow it all down, here& my top five homesteading lessons.

Getting at the heart of why we choose traditional living!

Why We Choose Traditional Living

An honest conversation about the struggles and discouragement of learning to homestead. It's not all rainbows and sunshine people!

It's not all rainbows and sunshine people.

An honest conversation about the struggles and discouragement of learning to homestead. It's not all rainbows and sunshine people!

You don't have to do everything from scratch. I promise. Read this if you're feeling like a failure because you've got one foot in modern times and the other in the simple life.

The Simple Life: Don't Be Its Slave

Attention homesteaders: the simple life is meant to inspire, relax, and clarify our existence. The simple life was never meant to make us its slave.

Homesteading Heartbreaks and Breakthroughs: A Year in Review 2017

Did you accomplish your homesteading goals this year? We are looking back on our year and seeing what we completed and what needs to be done next year.

Overwhelmed by harvest rush? Implement these 6 practices for a more enjoyable year!

6 Practices to See You Through Harvest Season

6 Practices to See You Through Harvest Season - Hope for Better Living

The One Reason We Aren't Turning Our Homestead into a Small Farm

The One Reason Why We Aren't Turning Our Homestead into a Small Farm

The One Reason Why We Aren't Turning Our Homestead into a Small Farm - Reformation Acres

Struggling to add more to your homesteading lifestyle? Consider this before you tag one more thing onto you to-do/to-learn list!

The Hidden Truth of Homesteading: More Isn't Always Better

The Hidden Truth of Homesteading: More Isn't Always Better - Hope for Better Living

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