Homesteading

H-brace Construction For Your Permanent Fence Line

Add to Favorites When homesteading or farming with livestock, fencing is arguably one of the most important considerations there are in regards to the containment and safety of your animals. …

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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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An Earthy Guide to the Best Composting Toilets

Add to Favorites By Patricia Baird Greene In order to find and follow your own path to the best composting toilet for your family and self-sustaining living situation, it may …

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Choosing Dairy Cow Breeds for Your Farm
August 31, 2019 · · Cattle

Add to Favorites Dairy cow breeds are numerous. How do we know the right breed for our farm or family situation? Milk production varies within dairy cow breeds. The content …

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How to Craft with Grapevines

Add to Favorites <p style=”color: #689155;”></p> By Cherie Dawn Haas – One of the beauties of homesteading is learning how to use everything that’s available to us in some way, …

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How to Store Firewood: Try Low-Cost, High-Efficiency Racks

Add to Favorites By Ed McClearen, Fleetwood, North Carolina – One thing we have in abundance here in the Blue Ridge Mountains of western North Carolina is firewood. Last winter, we …

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Grease Zerk Fittings to Keep Things Running Smoothly

Add to Favorites When and how to grease Zerk fittings is something many of us don’t think of often, but regular greasing is a crucial part of routine maintenance for …

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First Aid Kit Contents List and Their Uses With Livestock
July 24, 2019 · · Homesteading

Add to Favorites When it comes to a first aid kit contents list and their uses, you’ll find that many common items can be used on different species of livestock. …

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Dairy Farming Project Advice from Dairy Farm Owners
July 17, 2019 · · Cattle

Add to Favorites What makes a farmer decide to begin a dairy farming project? For some, it is a strong history. The early mornings milking the herd, processing the milk …

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12 Plants That Keep Away Mosquitoes
July 11, 2019 · · Growing

Add to Favorites Growing dual-purpose edible plants that keep away mosquitoes is beneficial and practical. From the annoyance of buzzing in your ears to the threat of Zika and West …

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5 Homestead Fencing Mistakes to Avoid

Add to Favorites No matter what project my husband and I decide to tackle, it nearly always comes down to the same thing: homestead fencing. Garden fencing to keep groundhogs and …

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Making Homemade Lipstick
July 4, 2019 · · Soapmaking

Add to Favorites Learning how to make homemade lipstick is easy and gives you control over the ingredients. You just need a lip balm base, micas, and containers. In the …

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Recycling a Deck into Standing Raised Bed
June 24, 2019 · · Growing

Add to Favorites Not wanting to add to the landfill, I started drafting up ideas on how I could transform my dilapidated deck into a standing raised bed. It was …

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How to Start a Cattle Farm on Small Acreage
June 23, 2019 · · Cattle

Add to Favorites 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 …

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The Best Small Farm Tractor Buyer’s Guide

Add to Favorites When you’re looking for the best small farm tractor for your farm or homestead, you may gravitate toward the tractors of yore; Ford 9Ns, Farmall Cubs, Fordsons, …

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