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Homesteading Mom

Homesteading Mom is run by Cat Ellis, an herbalist, prepper and aspiring homesteader. Cat is the author of two books, Prepper's Natural Medicine and Prepping for a Pandemic. Cat Ellis also blogs at KetoCat.com, HerbalPrepper.com, and TheOrganicPrepper.com.


First Steps in Building a Home by Hand

By Homesteading Mom / June 18, 2011

A couple of  years ago, we made a decision to build a home by hand.  The primary reason is the savings from doing the labor ourselves. We ended up building a tiny cabin that we’re putting the finishing touches on this summer. It was a pay-as-we-go project, no construction loan, and absolutely nothing charged on credit […]


How To Buy Land Without Debt

By Homesteading Mom / June 13, 2011

I hate debt, especially one of the biggest debt burdens people can carry- the mortgage. Did you know that “mortgage” means “death grip” or “death pledge”? (Google “word origins mortgage”) A rough economy and the ever-increasing likelihood of layoffs has every thinking person justifiably concerned. Banks have foreclosed on millions of homes since 2008, driving home values […]


How Rural Homesteading Makes Us Safer

By Homesteading Mom / June 10, 2011

Please watch the documentary “Urban Danger“.  The link will take you to the film’s home page and click on the tab to watch on line. The part that is probably the most important to see is the first 40 minutes or so, which nails down the various risks that are built in to city life, […]


Rough Winter

By Homesteading Mom / May 3, 2011

It has been almost five months since my last entry.  The winter was spent with revolving respiratory illnesses going around and around the household.  Plenty of bronchitis and ear infections and feeling just plain icky.  Trying to find the time to cook, clean, care for sick kids, care for a sick self, and still keep […]

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