The First Time Homesteader

In the 30 years that we have been homesteaders, we have probably made every mistake in the book, at least once. This was partly because there was no “book”. Our parents were not homesteaders and by the time we had questions, our grand parents were gone. With nobody to teach us, we had to learn … Read more

How Many Acres is Sufficient?

I once read that you need less than 600 square feet per person to survive. Personally, I want more than survival. What do you want? If you eat three eggs each for breakfast, and use some for other purposes, you will want a dozen or maybe more eggs per day. You need as many hens, … Read more

Eat on Less than One Acre

This is a link to an urban garden in Oklahoma City Better Times And this is to an amazing family urban homestead on about 1/5 acre in downtown Pasadena, California

Average Garden Yields

Asparagus Each plant will yield half a dozen spears during harvest season. Beans, bush One 10-foot row yields 8 pounds; yellow varieties tend to yield less. Beans, broad One 10-foot row yields 10 pounds Beets One 10-foot row yields 10 pounds; if you prefer small beets, double seeds. Broccoli One to three pounds per plant … Read more