Homesteading, which was once a way of life for the majority of Americans, has nearly become a lost art. However, there is a resurgence in popularity as people realize the need for preserving this knowledge and returning to slower way of life. People want and need to know how to be self-reliant and to understand where their food comes from in a society in which many do not venture past the idea of a grocery store when contemplating the source of their food. It was in response to this need for education that we began developing opportunities to allow a community of like-minded people to come together and share knowledge and skills with each other. We wanted to create “edutainment” (education + entertainment) that would provide a way for people to have some good old fashioned fun while also being able to learn about this way of life.
About Mid-South Homestead Education
In response to our desire to create educational opportunities, we held the first Mid-South Homesteading Conference in September 2014. Our mission for the conference is to offer a crash-course in homesteading skills and provide new and seasoned homesteaders alike with a solid foundation to achieve — and then exceed — their homesteading dreams.
As we share our own knowledge, we learn new things from our fellow speakers and homesteaders, while also learning the best methods of sharing information. We always welcome suggestions from you! We want to know what topics you want covered, what speakers you would like to hear from, and what additional resources you want us to offer. Regardless of whether or not you live in the Mid-South, we hope to see you at the conference! We also encourage you to join our online community! You can do so by subscribing to our blog via this website, liking us on Facebook, and subscribing to our Newsletter.
Who We Are
All of our events and resources are provided by the folks at Tiramar Farms Homestead. We have been homesteading since 2008, when we purchased our first two Nigerian Dwarf goats. We now have a small-but-growing diversified homestead in western Tennessee. You can find more information about us and our homestead on our blog and Facebook.
If you are wondering who runs this website and our social media, my name is Rachel. I am the primary operator of Tiramar Farms and MHE, but I get by with a lot of help from my family.