Dec 042013
 
Prove JuicyMaters visitors are the good people I think you are

You know, you folks that visit JuicyMaters are really awesome people.  From the day I started this blog almost 5 years ago I have often said that JuicyMaters is not just a bunch of visitors… It’s a family. We are a family of people with varied interests. Some of you come to JuicyMaters for tips on DIY home repairs. Some of the JuicyMaters family comes to take a look and see what new recipes I’ve put up. Some of you are looking for homesteading information, and of course many are looking for the latest posts about yurts. With all of [read more…]

Oct 242013
 
Building a house...I mean yurt...again.  Getting started.

I’m going to TRY to keep y’all up to date on the progress (its slow, I know) of the yurt addition I am adding here at the JuicyMaters homestead.  I keep trying to remember to take pictures of everything as I add the bedroom/yurt to what was the entire yurt home until I married a gal named Cindy and her daughter, Sarah, but sometimes I forget. A note here on the room in a yurt.  Its great for one person, and its great for two, and it might even be great for a couple with a baby, but for two [read more…]

Aug 022012
 

Many homesteading, self sufficiency types ask me about honey and how to produce it at the homestead level. Unfortunately, back when I was in the honey business it was pre-JuicyMaters and I was focused on actually taking care of my 66 hives, and there are no pictures or video. The video below gives a good time line of the steps in harvesting honey, though on a much larger scale and with automated equipment. For a homestead type situation, 2-3 hives is perfect…plenty of honey without a lot of expense. Plus…I’m in love with

Nov 292011
 
JuicyMaters' Yurt-ers, ahead of the curve

After doing my weekly new scan for several topics, including yurts, I discovered this week that the perception of us yurt-ers is changing, that we are being considered less weird, becoming more and more accepted, and looked at as being less and less…well…less and less “nuts”. We seem to have become just a bit ahead of the curve, and yurts are becoming “trendy”!

Bummer!

Nov 272011
 
Homesteader types...a perfect scammer's target

Folks, homesteading is not quick or easy. It takes hard work and a bit of time to get a successful homestead up and running, and to become as self-sufficient as you want it to be. It is not quick or easy, but it can be done frugally, if a part of your frugal planning is to educate yourself on any ideas and products before spending money on what turns out to be a scam.

Y’all have a good…and frugal…day, and remember…

Y’all come back now, ya hear?