Not long ago, when my grandmother was a child, farming and homesteading were simply facts of life. As the years have slipped away though so have the skills and wisdom, and innate know~how that allowed families to live with little dependence upon a society much removed from their doorstep. Communities and economies were small and intertwined. As we have pursued a life of simplicity in our family, and striven to live with a small footprint, we have had to spend hours seeking out knowledge that was once deemed so common that it needed no curating, and thus has slipped away. My hope is that this can be a repository for some of that information. Almost none of this is new or unique to us, rather Mr. Naturally and I have gleaned from many a more experienced homesteader over the years and now place it here with care, that it might not be forgotten again.