• Gardening,  Lindsay,  Sisters

    #1 way to save money gardening: starting seeds

      Starting seeds can be tricky but I live  in the dark and cold tundra of northern Minnesota without electricity….. so if I can do it so can you! Starting your own seedlings is the #1 way to save money gardening. My mom likes to challenge me on the cost efficiency of gardening. If you are buying seedlings I guarantee you are spending more money with a garden than you need to. In most of my life I barely  miss electricity but man would it be a bonus when starting seeds!!!  I’ll tell you how I do it AND how my sister does it with the benefits of electricity. Start…

  • Lindsay

    Animals on the homestead

    We love our animals and they make our lives SO much more enjoyable!   Now…. Since we live off the grid we expect everything to earn it’s keep!   Our Animals included! DOGS Our Boris is the watchdog. He likes to stick by the house and never strays when he is out with us in the woods. He is big and strong, but he knows the chickens are off limits and almost always keeps the desire to chase them at bay. He is a rescue dog who was 9 months old when we got him 5 years ago. He is a big sweet heart with all people and loves kids.…