Homesteading

How to Pick a Good Used Livestock Trailer
November 6, 2019 · · Homesteading

Add to Favorites By Hope Holland – There are lots of fancy trailers out there on the market for those of you who are going out solely to horse shows or …

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The Importance of Conservation Easements
November 3, 2019 · · Homesteading

Add to Favorites Story and photos by Karin Deneke – How can we protect our productive land and open space from the never-ending encroachment by urban sprawl, especially prime farmland …

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How Zombie Culture Shaped Homesteading Today
October 31, 2019 · · Homesteading

Add to Favorites We can thank apocalyptic fiction and zombie mania for a giant surge in self-reliance and homesteading today. It’s amazing how people grow when they question, “What if?” …

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Raising Meat Rabbits Economically

Add to Favorites By Dennis Douthart – Rabbits make delicious eating! Plus, raising meat rabbits is relatively easy, and if you shop around for bargains, the materials needed for raising meat …

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How to Repel Rats, Mice, Skunks, and Other Interlopers

Add to Favorites By Cheryl K. Smith – We’re not the only ones that want to spend our time indoors. Rats, mice, skunks, and other furry interlopers are busy finding their …

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Straw Vs Hay: What’s the Difference?
October 24, 2019 · · Homesteading

Add to Favorites When it comes to straw vs hay for your backyard chickens and livestock, there are definite advantages to each. We raise horses and ducks on our small …

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Download Our Free Guides
October 22, 2019 · · Homesteading

Our helpful simple living guides are a great way to learn about the tools and tips you’ll need to be a successful homesteader.

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10 Alternative Agritourism Ideas for Your Small Farm
October 21, 2019 · · Homesteading

Add to Favorites As a young entrepreneur, I tried many agritourism ideas. When the neighborhood kids were selling lemonade for pennies I created a lucrative program named, “Name a Duck …

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Wool-Yielding Animals for Yarn and Fiber
October 20, 2019 · · Homesteading

Add to Favorites Yarn weights are considerations when deciding which fiber breed or species to raise for your yarn. Wool, fleece, and fiber can be harvested from a number of …

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Silvopasture Explained

Add to Favorites By Mel Dickinson – Silvopasture, also known as agroforestry, is a farming method that includes the use of timber, livestock, and forage together in the same section …

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Home Heating Options for the Homestead
October 9, 2019 · · Homesteading

With the weather cooling down, it is time to review our home heating options. You probably already have a heating system in place for your home, but is it actually heating your home to the extent that you need?

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Designing Your Ideal Homesteading Land

Add to Favorites By Ken Wilson – Homesteading land is neither a farm nor a rural residence; therefore, it presents design challenges that are different from the others. A rural residence is …

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Get Rid of Mice Naturally: No Antidotes for Modern Rat Poisons

Add to Favorites By Laura Haggarty, Kentucky Why would you want to get rid of mice naturally? Well, sooner or later, if you have chickens, you’re going to have to …

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Choosing the Best Farm Dogs for Your Farm
September 17, 2019 · · Homesteading

Size, temperament, and training ability are a few criteria that go into choosing one of the best farm dogs.

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The Dos and Don’ts of Buying a Homestead
September 17, 2019 · · Homesteading

Add to Favorites It’s a dream held by many: buying a homestead and getting back to the land, raising children in a wholesome environment or retiring with a slower, simpler …

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