Compost On Your Suburban Homestead

Compost On Your Suburban Homestead

What comes to mind when you hear the word compost? Do you think of some stinky pile where food scraps get thrown and flies live? If that’s what comes to mind then you need to know something – you’re doing it wrong! Compost is a decidedly simple yet effective process that anyone on a small

June Preview – Project TWH

June Preview – Project TWH

First, let me apologize. The end of May and June were a crazy time around the Suburban Steader Homestead. I don’t really feel like going into detail, but a lot of family issues came up. Long story short, everyone is happy and healthy(er) now, so we’re moving on. And, while it’s early June, we’re going

Teamwork On The Suburban Homestead

Teamwork On The Suburban Homestead

When you hear the word homesteading, even suburban homesteading, I’m sure one of the your first thoughts is of complete self-sufficiency. You dream of being able to completely provide for your family in all aspects of life, right? Unfortunately, that’s just not realistic. You can’t do everything yourself, whether you’re on 40-acres or a little

Mulch and Your Suburban Homestead

Mulch and Your Suburban Homestead

If you’ve been following Project TWH and implementing the suggestions on your own homestead, you most likely have a nice summer garden planted. And, if you have your summer garden planted, you’ve probably experienced weeding which is one of the downsides of a garden. Fortunately, we have the solution to your weed problems – mulch!

Nutrition For The Suburban Homesteader

Nutrition For The Suburban Homesteader

I know what you’re thinking. Nutrition? This is a blog about suburban homesteading! What does nutrition have to do with that? The short answer is: a lot! Think about it this way: you are the engine that gets work done around your suburban homestead and the food you eat is your fuel. Remember how the gas

Plant Your Summer Garden

Plant Your Summer Garden

If you’ve been following Project TWH, you’ve learned how to find room to homestead, performed a suburban homestead site survey, planned your summer garden and maybe even used the kill mulch technique to get your garden area ready. Now it’s time to really get your suburban homestead moving in the right direction – we’re going

May Preview – Project TWH

May Preview – Project TWH

May is lining up to be an interesting month at the Suburban Steader Homestead. In the May Preview of Project TWH, we’ll talk about a lot of things that may seem unrelated. A few are pure homesteading activities and a few are more general approaches to the suburban homesteading lifestyle. It’s an interesting mix of

Prepper’s Long-Term Survival Guide (Book Review)

Prepper’s Long-Term Survival Guide (Book Review)

A suburban homestead is the kind of place that goes hand-in-hand with prepping. Why else do you want your land to produce and become self-sufficient if not to be prepared to take care of yourself? But are you thinking about what would happen if we got into a long-term survival situation? Enter Jim Cobb’s latest

Kill Mulch – Finally Getting Your Hands Dirty!

Kill Mulch – Finally Getting Your Hands Dirty!

Finally! A part of Project TWH that actually involves something other than planning! Let’s get your hands dirty! Kill mulch, at its simplest, is a way to use the existing organic matter on the ground as nutrients for your new crops. The process basically kills (hence the name) all the living plants, grass, weeds, etc

Plan Your Summer Garden

Plan Your Summer Garden

Over the last few weeks, I’ve talked about Finding Room to Homestead and how to perform a Suburban Homestead Site Survey. Now that you know how you’re going to approach your suburban homestead and where on your land you’ll be conducting different suburban homesteading activities, it’s time to plan your summer garden. For most suburbanites,