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Homestead Binder & Emergency Homestead List

How to organize and run your homestead more efficiently by starting a homesteading Binder.

I find that my homestead folder helps me to set homesteading goals and gather the supplies required to achieve the goals.

The folder keeps track of all my goals, jobs to do, projects designs, animal raising information and has an annual jobs check list, for every season.

It is also a place to track what I have been pressure canning and water bath canning and what I have gathered, foraged, hunted and fished and much more.

I hope this can give you some ideas for your own homesteading binder.

Most homes should have an ICE List (In Case of Emergency list)

You never know when an emergency could happen, where you can't be home (with no notice) and you will need someone to step in and care for your homestead, animals and even your children.

If you have a list with all of the basic information on how you run your homestead and what animals you have and what they eat, medical information of any long term conditions and any other information, relevant to keeping your homestead alive.

It will really help the person who is stepping in to help.

There have been three occasions, that I can think of off hand, where we couldn't be at our home due to emergency situations. The first two were medical emergencies and the third was an accident on a bush outing.

In all of these incidents, there was no opportunity to organise anything at the time, so having an emergency list and wonderful, trustworthy friends with a key to the homestead, is a huge peace of mind.

We were very lucky as our emergency events ended well. We all survived and have some great family stories too.


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Welcome to Moat Cottage Homesteading,

I'm Elissa and on this channel you will see my homesteading life.

I show you how to be more self sustainable & homestead in a small space.

You'll see how to grow organic food, use and preserve the harvest, raise backyard poultry, both Muscovy ducks and Chickens as well as breeding Mealworms and Crickets.

You will learn how to make natural remedies, get more prepared for emergency situations, how to organise the homestead, money saving ideas and how to live with less waste.

Here at Moat Cottage, we raise and grow and process some of our own free range meat, organic vegetables and fruit.

We grow all of our herbs for both eating and medicinal purposes as well as hunt, fish and forage.

We preserve our produce for the year ahead by canning, dehydrating and freezing and we work on being prepared for emergency situations.

We live using less waste, we recycle and upcycle and love finding what is needed for a project at the scrap yard, op shop or a garage sale, but only buy what is really needed.

We don't like plastic, chemicals and artificial fragrances and are trying to live an older style life balanced with this modern world lifestyle.

Good health and natural living has always been a high priority for our family and despite this two family members are living with auto immune diseases, myself included.

We focus on what we can do, when we can do it, stay positive and so I make these videos for you on my best days.

Much Love

Elissa Jayne

Australian homesteading channel

Homesteading in Australia

Self sustainable living

Small space Urban farmer in rural Australia


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