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$5 Everyday Bar Soap

Everyday Bar soaps are glycerin-based and will soften skin as it cleans. See Product Details

$8 Sugar Scrubs

Sugar scrubs are a great way to exfoliate dead skin, but in a gently way so that it leaves you feeling soft and new. Raw sugar scrubs are recommended for rough skin areas like the feet, and will typically state Foot Scrub, while white (refined) sugar scrubs are for all over body use. See Product Details

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New On The Homestead

Large Black Heritage piglets coming in April, 2017.
IMG_4425.2015-03-19_233120We expect piglets close to the end of March and will prepare to sell them shortly after weaned - about 3 weeks later. If you are interested, contact us to buy yours today.

Learn more about raising and breeding your own pigs: Blog: Runnin' On Swine Time.
Meet Jack and Tammy
See how we housed them for free. Click here

See what animals are for sale on this page for local customers. This list can also be found on our Craigslist listings for the Central California regions.
Latest Blog - I’ll Have The Bacon With A Side Of Eggs
Last time I wrote about pork I had to figure out where to start on a huge amount that came in all at once. I dove in and made sausages and…

Building A Homestead

Are you thinking of starting a homestead? Slowly but surely we too are making the dream come true. You probably realize that the idea of homesteading is to become as independent as possible, but it is also about community and helping each other. What a cool thought; connecting to other homesteaders and forming a real network, so that none of us need or want for anything.

If our homestead was a neighborhood it would have four distinct subdivisions of interest: Our home, the workshop, the gardens and the animal spaces. Raising and growing your own food is probably the most important part of becoming a bit more self-sufficient and if you have the room, we say just go for it!

Another super-important part of homesteading is the DIY side of it all. We've been using our own concoctions for everything from homemade deodorant to mite control dust for the chickens. And there are many sites online where you can download plans for building your own barn, coop and more.

So what's the biggest accomplishment this year? Getting back to putting up. It's how to distinguishing a hobbyist from a homesteader. Think canning, dehydrating, freezing and cold storage. And it's fun too! Add fermenting and curing to the list and you've just stepped into the serious homesteader's zone. (Read Our Blog)

Do a little bit or just go for it! Buy a large farm, a few acres or use your current balcony full of planters. It all works! Hope all goes well for ya.

Happy homesteading from our family at Old Homestead Hideaway!