Welcome to Homesteading Guide — a blog dedicated to collecting and sharing rural wisdom and know how.

Why I started this Blog

I started this blog to share the rural wisdom that I have gleaned over the years. If you are fortunate enough to live in the country, then you have access to a wide variety of activities and hobbies that are largely unavailable to people in the city. I mean, you can’t exactly smoke meat and raise chickens in an apartment.

Homesteading Guide is dedicated to rural people and their unique challenges and interests by sharing information that can  help people make the most out of rural living. You don’t need to have a lot of money money to build your ideal homestead. All you need is knowledge, perseverance, and a passion for what you do.

In a society that’s obsessed with celebrity, fast cars, and six pack abs, many people find themselves yearning for a simpler time. If you’re one of these people, or maybe just someone who wants fresh air and wide open spaces, in either case, Homesteading Guide has something for you.

About Me

I don’t like talking about myself, (introvert problems), but I figured if someone is spending any amount of time on this website, they may wish to know about the person writing the material.  So a little about myself: My name is Marlo (and not it’s not just a girls name). I grew up/live in the small town of Trout Lake Washington. I am a ranch hand on a local horse ranch, as well as doing some part time work on other ranches and local farms. Obviously, the ranch hand business doesn’t pay exceptionally well, but that’s not why people do it. Rather it’s a labor of love. You get to spend all day in the great outdoors, and every day is different. One day I might be building a fence, and the next day I’m chasing down run away horses and trying to figure out why the generator won’t work. In short, I’m a Jack Of All Trades.

I tend to spend my free time either writing on this blog, hiking, backpacking, fishing, hunting, climbing, and brewing lascivious beverages. My life philosophy is “Live to impress yourself.” I take each day as it comes and never stop searching for ways to expand my horizons.


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