Welcome to My Homestead!


Welcome To My Homestead!

I started sharing my homesteading adventures on The Self Sufficient HomeAcre in 2012 to encourage people to start a homestead and become more self-reliant. Since then I’ve published a gazillion posts about gardening, cooking from scratch, raising small livestock, preserving food, foraging for wild edibles, and frugal and sustainable living.

Every day I try to do something in my own life to reduce waste, provide for my family, and live a bit more closely to the land. I hope you will join me on my journey to self-sufficiency!

Sign Up For My Homesteading Newsletter!

About once a week I share news from my homestead, helpful homesteading posts, and sometimes I host flash sales and giveaways! My subscribers are even treated to EXCLUSIVE GIVEAWAYS! What does that mean? It means that nobody but my newsletter subscribers ever even hear about these special events! So, it really does pay to be a subscriber!

Here is what my reader, Barbette, said about my newsletter and website…

“The Self Sufficient HomeAcre newsletter & website is a cornucopia of very useful gardening & homesteading tips with a lot of delicious recipes & some fun crafts thrown in.  I love everything.  WELL DONE Lisa!!” 

In addition, every subscriber has access to my free downloadable eBooks! Subscribe to my newsletters with this form and check them out!


Starting a Homestead Side Business…

These days there are a lot of people looking for ways to save money and bring in some extra cash to help cover their homesteading expenses.

Whether you are hoping to earn an income from your homestead or save money, I’ve shared plenty of tips over the years… Check out my free posts!

How to Make Money from Your Homestead – 101 Ways to Earn an Income

Holiday Side Hustles for Homesteaders

How to Make Money and Save Money on Your Homestead

Check out my new eBook on Amazon!

How to Make Money at the Farmers Market!

In this eBook, I share the information you need to decide if selling at a farmers market is right for you. Get the basics of starting your farm-based business, choosing the best location for sales, picking the best products to sell, learning how to market your goods, and there’s even a section filled with resources and worksheets!

Download the free companion worksheets (including the following Farmers Market Research Worksheet) for this eBook here!

For a step-by-step guide to backyard homesteading, check out my homesteading book

And if you want to learn how to grow an organic garden, check out my gardening book

Thanks for Following My Homestead Adventures!

I’m so excited to have you here! I hope you enjoy reading about my homesteading life in my free posts and maybe even sign up for my newsletters to stay in the loop when I share giveaways, sales, and helpful tips and posts. ๐Ÿ™‚

Happy Homesteading!

Lisa Lombardo

Author of The Beginner’s Guide to Backyard Homesteading, Organic Gardening for Beginners, and How to Make Money at the Farmers Market!


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