Let’s Bring Back Bartering

Let’s Bring Back Bartering

As homesteaders, we must realize the importance of bartering.  Because if you are like us, you ain’t got a whole lotta’ money floatin’ around! What exactly is bartering? Bartering is trading services or goods with another person when there is no money involved.  What you first need to realize is your useful talents and goods […]

The Top Five Easiest Flowers to Grow and Sell

The Top Five Easiest Flowers to Grow and Sell

Growing flowers is so rewarding, especially when you have children that get just as excited as you do about choosing what kind to grow and where to plant.  My kids can make some pretty impressive bouquets too!  My daughter, above, will supply us with bouquets all summer long. I have tried growing the more difficult […]

Making Your Small Farm Profitable

Making Your Small Farm Profitable

Ron Macher’s book, Making Your Small Farm Profitable, is a great book for anyone wanting to turn their farm/homestead into a sustainable and profitable one.  Check out this shorter rehash of his book. Making Your Small Farm Profitable A Rehash of A Book by Ron Macher Agripreneurship~ The concept of turning farms into businesses. It […]

Write for Making Money Mondays!

You all probably know this is one of my passions! For the entrepreneurs out there, I would love to hear from you! MMMs has been very popular here at Our Simple Farm, and I want to continue to make it happen.  I love to write about ideas to make money.  Some ideas we have done […]

Making Money Mondays – A Smaller Beef Cow

Making Money Mondays – A Smaller Beef Cow

If you are like us, you have a good bit of land, but not quite enough to raise grassfed beef for a business.  We have around eight acres of fenced pasture, and approximately 10 acres of hayfield.  The rest is used as the garden, grapevines, orchard, smaller paddocks for wintertime and room for the children […]

Making Money Mondays – Butterfly Farming

The beauty of the butterfly does not go unnoticed.  Butterfly farming is one way to delight others in seeing it’s elegance.  Either by releasing them in weddings, parties, memorials or graduations or raising them for educational purposes, this could be an excellent opportunity for butterfly lovers to earn income. Here is a brief overview of […]

Making Money Mondays-Fiber CSA

Do you have wool but don’t know how to sell it?  A look into a fiber CSA might be something right up your alley. A CSA is an abbreviation for Community Supported Agriculture.  Normally, this applies to vegetable farmers, where customers pay up front to get a certain amount of produce for a certain period […]

Making Money Mondays – Growing and Selling Herbs

Making Money Mondays – Growing and Selling Herbs

For those of us who have grown our own herbs, there is no comparison!  Even home grown dried herbs have so much more flavor than anything I have ever come across. We aren’t the only ones who notice the taste difference.  Good, talented chefs have been using locally grown herbs for some time.  The taste […]