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Welcome to Guildbrook Farm

We live off the grid in the foothills of Appalachia and share with you all we know (and don’t know) about canning, cooking, critters, gardening, solar, building stuff, living debt free, and the journey to be self-sustainable. Click on a topic and get started!

New Homestead: Are We Going To Have a Garden This Year?

New Homestead: Are We Going To Have a Garden This Year?

We moved to raw land in November to become more self-sustainable. The big question we keep getting asked is: since we are starting a new homestead, are we going to have a garden this year (with everything else going on)? We answer this question and talk about some options for those that don't have the time or space for a garden.

Composting 101: Build a Quick WWII Compost Pile For Your Garden

Composting 101: Build a Quick WWII Compost Pile For Your Garden