DIY Tree Branch Shelf Brackets

So, my darling wife wanted shelves above the closets in the bedroom. In the old days that would have meant a trip to the home improvement store for materials, or online ordering of fancy shelves and hardware.

But things are different now…such is the mindset of a modern homesteader.

Like many rural properties, our new homestead has a couple of old, falling-down barns that have been swallowed by vines and kudzu, and are barely standing thanks to the trees that lean against them. So, we’re just dismantling the barns to salvage the barn siding and roofing for interior projects.

SHELF BRACKETS

Milling Lumber for a Barn With Hay Feeder

This is the pictorial post of the barn I built this winter. It’s from lumber milled off our homestead property. We discussed this in episode 19 of Self-Sufficient Life. The slideshow will play automatically, but you can mouse over any image to pause the show.

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Fairies, Trails and Bushcraft Survival Area

This is the pictorial post of the trail and bushcraft survival area I built for my wife this past Christmas. We discussed this in episode 19 of Self-Sufficient Life. The slideshow will play automatically, but you can mouse over any image to pause the show.

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Building Galvanized Raised Hugelkultur Beds

This is the pictorial post of the galvanized raised Hugelkultur garden beds we built on our new homestead last year. We discussed this in episode 19 of Self-Sufficient Life. The slideshow will play automatically, but you can mouse over any image to pause the show.

Galvanized Raised Beds

EP 19: Building a New Homestead with Tim & Liz Young|Farming | Homesteading [PODCAST]

From Animal Choices to Homestead Infrastructure

Moving to a new homestead you get to start with a clean slate. So how do you decide what you need? This week, Liz and I share what animals and infrastructure we settled on for our new homestead.

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EP 18: Esther Emery & The Circle of Life|Off-Grid | Homesteading [PODCAST]

Mama, I'm Coming Home to the Homestead

Welcome to Episode 18 of Self-Sufficient Life! So, if you’re the daughter of a famous homesteader, you’re destined to live off the land yourself, right? Today, you’ll find out what falls from the sky when a teenager rebels against the mother of modern homesteading.

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EP 17: Homestead Privacy with Tim & Liz Young|Farming | Homesteading [PODCAST]

How can a modern homesteader expect to achieve personal privacy in the digital age? This week, Liz and I discuss the homestead we settled on and the steps we have taken to live a private, self-sufficient life.

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