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!

16 Comments on “Welcome to My Homestead!

  1. Love your site!! Photos amazing and inspirational!
    I’m curious about making strawberry freezer jam from frozen strawberries…I have about 5 gallon freezer bags filled with thawed strawberries sitting in my sink wondering “what now to do”? Any recipe suggestions?

  2. Hi Lisa, Wishing the Home Acre Hop a Happy Birthday. Enjoyed you presentation on the Survival Summit this week. It was very informative. I love the books & magazine that you have chosen for the giveaway. Hope I win, because just starting out we could really use these books to help us get going. Have a great weekend! ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. Hi Sheryl,
      Thanks so much for listening to my presentation on The Survival Summit! I’m so glad you took the time to stop by and visit my blog too. ๐Ÿ™‚ Best wishes with the giveaway! Stop by every week for a new giveaway for the next month! Thanks again for your kind words!

  3. I apologize that my last comment came up as anonymous…. I failed to finish the process correctly. ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. Hi Roberta,
      Thanks so much for stopping by and visiting! I had a lot of fun doing the presentation for The Survival Summit and I’m so glad you found me. ๐Ÿ™‚ It sounds like you’ve got a good head start on learning to prepare and live closer to your roots. Best wishes with your preps!

  4. I just listened to you on the Survival Summit and looking forward to learning more from your adventures…. I’m new to the prepping thing but have done a lot of beginnings of living off the land back in the early 70’s-’80’s when my kids were little… just now getting back into it… ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. hi lisa, i just stumbled on your blog today, my wife and i are new at self living, your blog has alot of great info !!!, i want to say thank you for taking the time so others can learn,

    1. Thanks for stopping by, Colby! I hope you find lots of information and inspiration here! So glad to hear that you are taking the steps to be more self sufficient…the world needs more people like you!
      Hope to hear more about your experiences!

  6. Thanks for inviting me to share in the Home Acre Hop! I’m new to blogging too. Just published my site last week and I have a huge Word Press learning curve. Cheers!

    1. Hi Jana,
      Congratulations on starting your new blog! Word Press is definitely a work out for the brain ๐Ÿ˜‰ Let me know if you have questions…I am still fairly new to Word Press too, but if I can answer a question I am happy to do so!

      I look forward to seeing all the great posts you have to share with us!

  7. Lisa you have described it well. I feel the same way about blogging. I have completed my first year and while it is fun and creative, it is alot of work and requires time. It’s inspiring to see how you are following your dream.

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