Top 10 List of Farm Tools and Equipment You Didn’t Know You Wanted

Leading the self-sufficient, homesteading lifestyle can be rewarding as well as trying at times. Over the years of setting fence posts, fixing barns, and repairing equipment, I’ve built a little collection of specialty tools to make my life that much easier.

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How to Start a Cattle Farm on Small Acreage
January 13, 2020 · · Cattle

Learning how to start a cattle farm throws you into the deep end of the homesteading pool. Cattle are large beasts and require strong fencing, water, grazing land or feed and a plan.

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How to Make Laundry Soap at Home
January 13, 2020 · · Soapmaking

Not long after I learned how to make homemade soap, I tweaked the recipe and learned how to make laundry soap. Those other “homemade laundry soap” recipes had flaws.

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Raising Pigs for Profit
January 12, 2020 · · Pigs

Add to Favorites Finding the best return on your investment when raising pigs for profit is the ultimate goal. Piglets are cute and fun to watch, but they grow quickly …

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Making Shampoo Bars
January 12, 2020 · · Soapmaking

Add to Favorites Making shampoo bars is a very different process from making body soap in a lot of ways. Unlike body soap, it is important to limit the number …

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Raising British White Cattle for Flavorful Meat

Add to Favorites By Annie Stirk (UK) – From setting up on his own from scratch, “straight out of school and from virtually nothing,” Yorkshire, England, farmer Andrew Fisher has come a …

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How to Make a Pig Waterer from PVC Pipe
January 10, 2020 · · Pigs

Filling your freezer with homegrown pork is one of the most gratifying experiences when it comes to homesteading. The initial cost of equipment when getting into pig farming, however, can get expensive and may limit your ability to add them to your homestead. So why not learn how to make a pig waterer of your own to save some money?

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Comparing the Best Wax for Candles
January 9, 2020 · · Soapmaking

There are several options for candle wax, and some waxes are better for certain types of candles. We will look at different factors as we compare the best wax for candles.

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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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5 Hog Breeds for the Backyard Homesteader
January 8, 2020 · · Pigs

Add to Favorites Raising pigs for meat is a great step toward self-sustaining living, and there are several hog breeds that appear on guides to pig farming for beginners. When …

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