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Hey there. Thanks for visiting Outdoor Happens! We’re a team of homesteading enthusiasts from all over the world. Our team stretches from the Australian tropics to Portugal, deep south Kentucky, and wintry New England. We work tirelessly to bring you the best in self-sufficiencygardeninghomesteading, farming, raising animals, DIY, going off the grid, and outdoor living.

We all live the homestead life. Homesteading isn’t easy, but if we stick together, we can survive another day. That’s our aim. We’ve scoured the Earth for the most versatile group of homesteading writers. Our authors possess a remarkable variety of skills, and each has a passion they’re excited to share with the world.

But what about me, Elle Meager? I’m the founder of Outdoor Happens! I’m also your permaculture, survival garden, and edible plants chick. I live and work with my husband, Dan Meager. Dan is a qualified diesel fitter and expert mechanic who can fix (and reverse engineer) anything! He’s always tinkering with irrigation systems, compost, soil tests, and fertilizer formulations.

Want to know more about us and our diverse stable of homesteading writers? Read more on our About Us page. We always appreciate your feedback – leave us a comment!

We’ve published over 500 articles. But if you’re unsure where to start, read our Practical Homesteading Skills guide. It features 58 excellent homesteading skills you can start learning today!