Welcome to Headwaters Homestead. A small farm built on big dreams in Hartville, Ohio.

We’re a small homestead and subsistence farm situated at the headwaters of the Tuscarawas River in northern Stark County, Ohio.

Inspired by fellow homesteaders and small-scale farmers we strive to develop a strong relationship with our land. In return the land sustains us through the beauty and bounty of what the tended earth and Mother Nature can provide.

We believe we’re on to something special. A higher calling and a better way of life. We want to share that with you.

This is Headwaters Homestead.

Latest Posts

Good Neighbors (and Doing Something Right)

If people don’t occasionally walk away from you shaking their heads, you’re doing something wrong. John Gierach When we started looking for a small holding to be our homestead, this property was not our first choice. More than once we saw the listing for it, but we could tell it was going to be a…

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Size Matters

Learn from the mistakes of others. You can’t live long enough to make them all yourself. Elanore Roosevelt Consider this a public service announcement. Not all chickens are the same. When we first began our chicken journey we started our small. Just a few chickens. Except that the few chickens became 17 chickens. Chicken math.…

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Worth a Thousand Words

One picture is worth a thousand words. Fred R. Barnard I have a confession. Some days I have no idea what to write about. This is especially true this time of year. We’ve got so much going on around the homestead that oftentimes I realize it is Tuesday and I haven’t even given a thought…

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The Giving Trees

Acts of creation are ordinarily reserved for gods and poets, but humbler folk may circumvent this restriction if they know how. To plant a pine, for example, one need be neither god nor poet; one need only own a shovel. Aldo Leopold Although nearly a week has passed, I would be remiss if I did…

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