Homesteading

Backyard Bugs: Identifying Insects for Good
May 16, 2022 · · Homesteading

Add to Favorites Creep, nuisance, vermin, trouble, and costly are synonymous when identifying insects. It’s a shame, too, because without insects, our world would be very different. Yes, we may …

Read More
Raising Heritage Breeds

Heritage livestock breeds are facing extinction worldwide, and some in the United States are in critical danger. Heritage livestock breeders play a critical role in conservation, but raising them is not the best choice for everyone.

Read More
An Introduction to Angora Rabbits

Angora rabbits can be an adorable and productive addition to a homestead because of their wonderful capacity to produce a fiber that is highly sought-after by hand spinners and mills.

Read More
DIY Wood-Fired Pizza Oven
April 29, 2022 · · Homesteading

The kids and I had a wood-fired pizza at a restaurant and we liked it so much that we decided to build a pizza oven, not only for making pizzas. If done properly, it can bake bread, chicken, and for up to 72 hours after the fire goes out, it can be used as a grill.

Read More
Silvopasture Explained

Silvopasture, also known as agroforestry, is a farming method that includes the use of timber, livestock, and forage together in the same section of land. It is used to expand the use of unconventional farm land and diversify income.

Read More
Incorporating Homesteading and Homeschooling

We homestead and homeschool with our eight children. Incorporating the two lifestyles just comes naturally. I’m a huge proponent of life schooling.

Read More
5 Meat Rabbit Facts to Know Before You Buy
March 22, 2022 · · Homesteading, Rabbits

Add to Favorites Raising rabbits for meat is a wonderful way to harvest your own meat in a small area. But there are some rabbit facts you should know before …

Read More
Newsletter
March 17, 2022 · · Homesteading

Add to Favorites

Read More
A Field Guide to Common Owl Species
March 16, 2022 · · Homesteading

Add to Favorites Many of us have resident owls on our farm and wonder what kind of owl species we are hosting. This field guide shows identifying features and behaviors …

Read More
Drop Spindle Spinning: Making and Using Your First Spindle

Add to Favorites By Angela Hammer – I’ve always liked making things with my hands. I learned how to crochet years ago, so spinning became the next logical step for me …

Read More
How to Work a One-Acre Homestead

Add to Favorites When we purchased our home in upstate New York, we had no intention to create a one-acre homestead. We were thrilled that we had so much space …

Read More
Homeschooling Homesteaders

I’m quite certain that many of you reading this are possibly already homeschooling on your homestead. But just as many may be considering such an idea and think it’s completely impractical or downright impossible

Read More
Natural Dyes for Wool and Clothing
March 5, 2022 · · Homesteading

Add to Favorites Natural dyes for wool have been used for hundreds of years. Harvesting plants and extracting the color from the leaves, berries, and flowers is an enjoyable way to …

Read More
The Best Fly Protection for Horses
February 28, 2022 · · Homesteading

Biting flies can be a tremendous irritation to horses so finding the best fly protection for horses is essential. There are several methods of fly control on your farm and ways to protect horses from flies that come from other areas.

Read More
How A Solar Powered Car Could Drive Your Homestead
February 25, 2022 · · Homesteading

In 2014 when my wife and I decided to power our five East Texas acres with solar, a solar powered car was not part of the plan. But a couple of thoughts we had, changed our minds.

Read More