About the Author

Jeremy Chartier

At 12 years old, Jeremy Chartier became involved with his local 4-H group, later joined the local FFA chapter, and showed livestock until his college years. After graduating from the Ratcliffe Hicks School of Agriculture at UConn, he joined the University of Maine’s Poultry Service Provider training program. Today Jeremy sells started pullets to local backyard farmers, is still involved with 4-H as a poultry showmanship judge, and writes about his passion for farming.
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Articles by Jeremy Chartier

Fire Preparedness On The Farm
March 13, 2019 · · Self-Reliance

Add to Favorites Fire preparedness is an often overlooked issue on the farm and homestead. Have you looked at your homestead or farm through the eyes of a firefighter? Many …

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Owning A Firearm Responsibly
March 13, 2019 · · Self-Reliance

Add to Favorites Owning a firearm for many homesteaders is merely a matter of course. Farmers and ranchers have been keeping guns to guard livestock even before life in the …

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First Aid Kit Contents Checklist for Homesteaders
March 13, 2019 · · Homesteading

Add to Favorites Using a first aid kit contents checklist is an excellent way to build a customized emergency kit, but with so many lists on the internet, which do …

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How To Clean a Chimney
March 13, 2019 · · Self-Reliance

Add to Favorites Learning how to clean a chimney is one of those skills every homesteader should know. It’s not the most glamorous thing to do, but it’s exceptionally important. …

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The Best Wood-Burning Stoves for Off-Grid Living
March 13, 2019 · · Self-Reliance

Add to Favorites Picking the best wood burning stoves for your homestead is a personal affair. Factors including your budget, your intended use, and personal preferences will largely dictate what …

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Minimizing Fire Risk on the Farm

Add to Favorites Flammable materials are abundant on every farm and homestead. Barn and coop fires are an unfortunately common issue, but there are a few critical things we can …

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Digging Holes 101

Add to Favorites Since the dawn of agrarian culture, we’ve been inventing and reinventing ways to keep domesticated animals contained. Many things in our culture have radically changed such as …

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Baling Hay On The Homestead

Add to Favorites Baling hay is a staple of livestock farming. The very act of harvesting hay has been the lifeblood of farmers for centuries, which is why it’s become …

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Flammable Materials on the Farm

Add to Favorites Flammable materials are abundant on every farm and homestead. Barn and coop fires are an unfortunately common issue, but there are a few critical things we can …

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The Best Welding Types For Homesteading

Add to Favorites There are many welding types available today, but for the beginning welder, there are three kinds you should consider. They all have their place, their good points, …

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Which Post Hole Digger Is Best For You?

Add to Favorites Every homesteader has need of a post hole digger at some point, but not all post hole diggers are created equal. There are many ways to dig …

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How to Weld on Tractor Bucket Hooks for Additional Utility

Add to Favorites Tractor bucket hooks are seldom a stock option from the factory, but nearly every farmer I know adds them at some point. A bucket with hooks is a …

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How to Build a Compact Tractor Implement Counterweight

Add to Favorites Compact tractor implements are designed to add utility, ability and function to your small farm tractor. Many implements can get expensive when you opt to buy them …

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Decoding Tractor Tire Sizes

Add to Favorites Different sized tractors call for different tractor tire sizes, and styles for that matter. Understanding the gibberish printed on the sidewall of your tires is your first …

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Diesel Injection — When Even the Best Small Farm Tractor Fails

Add to Favorites Click Click, Click Click … I’ve come to really hate that sound this year. Our 15-year-old John Deere 5105 (one of the best small farm tractors) has …

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