Using apps to plan and track your simple self-sufficient life

Plant seeds in the kitchen garden, make sourdough bread, bottle the homemade ginger beer, dry the herbs, construct a greenhouse, and make laundry gel. Each day in a simple and self-sufficient lifestyle brings something exciting and different do to. ┬áBut how do you keep track of the next job, book to learn from, skill to…

Why I dream of being self-sufficient

Self-sufficiency is a life-long goal for many people.  A debt-free abundant existence.  All of your food growing  in the garden, preserves in the cellar, an off-grid home, and the skills and equipment to make whatever else you need to live a good life. This is the future I imagine for my family and I.  Working…

Preparing the vegetable patch for next season in 4 easy steps

Change of season is one of the best times of the year. One of the things I look forward to in Autumn is to prepare and plant the kitchen garden beds for the cooler season ahead. Are you keen to prep your garden to produce some delicious veggies for the table this winter? This simple…

10 minute tasty and healthy slowcooker meals

Do you want you and your family to eat real homecooked food made from scratch?  Meals that are tasty and healthy? If you are like me, you have no energy left at 6 o’clock each night to prepare and cook such a meal.  A meal that can take 30 minutes to 1 hour before it’s…

How to stick to your grocery budget

Do you find yourself going way over your grocery budget each week but don’t know how to fix it? Here are some simple changes to your grocery routine that I hope will help you. Changes to the grocery shopping and cooking to save money Up until this week we were spending more than $50 to…