Homestead Guru Editor Angel Robinson Gives  Her Take on the #BlackLivesMatter Movement There are a lot of people out there claiming to speak for all people who have brown skin. And they frame the experiences of others within their own...
Zen gardens are increasing in popularity as more and more people are seeing their copious benefits; both aesthetically and emotionally. Zen gardens are exactly what they sound like, gardens that create feelings of relaxation and calmness. Typically, zen gardens...
    Share your Garden with the Guru! With the recent rise in gardening, here at the Homestead Guru, we think it’s important to create an exchange of ideas with our Share Your Garden Campaign. The idea is to give Guru Gardener’s...
Crochet Water Bottle Holder Pattern I crocheted up a storm for selling my fiber arts at a conference in February called Anarchapulco. This year featured a marketplace for agorists to come and sell their wares. For those who don’t know...
Gameschooling As the mom of a kinesthetic learner, one of my favorite homeschool strategies is "gameschooling." Gameschooling is defined as using games for learning or education, in an intentional way. This doesn't mean that we play video games all day.  But, we...
Can ducks eat bread? Nearly everyone has memories of feeding ducks bread as a kid. I know I do. And ducks will eat bread but they shouldn't have very much of it. I also have memories of feeding bread to fish at...
If there’s one thing I hate, it’s mosquitos. Like, if I could wipe out any bug on the planet without causing environmental collapse, it’d be the mosquito. Living in Acapulco for nearly 4 years, I ended up with 3 different...
This is the extraordinary story of a 16-year-old who built his own tiny home for just under $8k. The best stories are those in which someone young does something extraordinary that no one expects. Matt Ryan of Tennessee defied all...
Sometimes old Homestead Guru content takes on new meaning for readers. This post was inspired by some controversy over a post three years old titled “New Poll Finds Millennials Lack Basic Survival Skills”. The post in question was based on a...
Agorism is something I hold near to my heart but I’m also aware that the majority of people don’t know what an agorist is, including many who fit the bill. Let's define it:  “Agorism is a social philosophy that advocates...
Morning Glory is one of my favorite plants to grow because it is almost impossible to kill. They have beautiful blooms in pink, blue, magenta, or white that attract pollinators like hummingbirds and bees. Morning Glories can grow up...
Homemade Butter in 20 Minutes by Irina at Homegrown Adventures https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ax8MQtePMq4&feature=youtu.be Making homemade butter from heavy whipping cream is so easy. It tastes so much better than store butter. You can put it in a canning jar with a lid and shake the...