Homesteading

How to Attract Owls and Why You Should Give a Hoot
May 4, 2021 · · Homesteading

Learning how to attract owls to your homestead has many rewards including acting as a natural way to get rid of mice. The joy of spotting the magical birds on evening owl prowls is also a reward in itself.

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Raising Miniature Goats, Cows, Chickens, and Sheep
May 2, 2021 · · Homesteading

What is driving the recent trend in raising miniature goats, cows, chickens, and other livestock? As more people move toward a simpler way of life, and are living in a more self-sustainable way, they may be interested in having a family milk provider.

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Wool-Yielding Animals for Yarn and Fiber
May 2, 2021 · · Homesteading

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 wool-yielding animals, including sheep, goats, rabbits, camels, llamas, alpaca, bison, and yak!

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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.

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10 Alternative Agritourism Ideas for Your Small Farm
April 28, 2021 · · Homesteading

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 for a Buck.”

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Are You Stumped?

We have had plenty of old tree stumps on our tiny farm over the years. In fact, there have been as many as a dozen stumps scattered all around the property at one time.

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Cooking with the Sun

Do you enjoy cooking outdoors? Then stretch those outdoor living skills by cooking with solar energy.

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Homesteading After Retirement: Part 3
April 14, 2021 · · Homesteading

Is running a market garden business a good fit for retirement life? This installment of the Homesteading After Retirement series involves an area of homesteading that I have absolutely no experience in doing.

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Life on the Homestead Post COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted many lives and livelihoods. Many of us have spent time hunkering down in our homes, eating too many goodies, wearing jammies and sweatpants with t-shirts, and swiping online apps, only to see hundreds of messages accumulate while we quarantine ourselves.

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How A Solar Powered Car Could Drive Your Homestead

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.

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Our Artesian Well: A Deep Subject

An artesian well is a very handy water source to have on the homestead. Long ago, my wife and I visited our little homestead for the first time on a warm September afternoon.

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How to Treat Foot Rot in Cattle, Goats, and Sheep
March 26, 2021 · · Homesteading

Add to Favorites Thrush and an overgrowth of yeast are often behind a case of foot rot in cattle and other livestock. Foot rot in cattle and all livestock needs …

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Homesteading After Retirement: Part 2
March 24, 2021 · · Homesteading

Buying land or an established farm property is one of the first decisions facing you after deciding to homestead after retirement. First, research the area where you would like to settle.

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The Importance of Animal Husbandry: New Insights
March 22, 2021 · · Homesteading

Animal husbandry currently focuses on health, reproduction, and security. We have built efficient and hygienic systems, which have been optimized commercially for production.

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Fermentation Food Preservation Made Easy

Add to Favorites Do you want to learn simple fermentation food preservation methods that don’t require a lot of fancy equipment, boiling water, or slaving away over a hot stove …

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