Homesteading

What are Skunks Good For on the Homestead?
February 16, 2022 · · Homesteading

When we hear the word, “skunk,” we don’t get a warm fuzzy feeling and are more likely to look for someplace to hide. That’s because skunks get a bad rap, some of it legitimate, but some mistaken. So what are skunks good for?

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Beginning Blacksmithing
February 15, 2022 · · Homesteading

Some of the best advice on self-reliance I’ve received was given to me by my grandfather while we worked in his blacksmith shop. “Never buy something that you can make,” he told me.

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Building Our Debt-Free Home
February 1, 2022 · · Homesteading

We had been married for six years when we became debt-free. Like many couples starting out we had a vehicle loan, a loan for our mobile home, and a few other debts.

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10 Things Kids Learn From Homesteading Today
February 1, 2022 · · Homesteading

Add to Favorites By Rebekah White from New Life on a Homestead – Homesteading today is an idyllic lifestyle. While days are filled with seemingly never ending lists of tasks, dirt, and literal sweat …

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The Biology of the Rumen

Add to Favorites By John Hibma – Ruminants have a special function in our world’s complex ecosystem. They consume grasses grown in pastures and on rangeland along with fibrous shrubs and …

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10 Agritourism Ideas for Your Farm
January 18, 2022 · · Homesteading

Earning extra cash on your farm is possible with the agritourism ideas I’m sharing today. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, roughly 80% of the people in the United States live in urban areas.

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Winter Bird Feeding Tips
January 18, 2022 · · Homesteading

Add to Favorites Winter bird feeding is a fun activity for the whole family to enjoy at a time of year when outdoor chores are at a minimum. It’s a …

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Choosing Yarn for Rigid Heddle Loom Weaving Projects
January 4, 2022 · · Homesteading

Add to Favorites When learning to weave, the rigid heddle loom is a good choice. It’s easy to work and you will quickly master the basics of weaving. Plus, setting …

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Putting Agritourism Ideas to Work on Family Farms
December 22, 2021 · · Homesteading, Horses-Donkeys

Add to Favorites Farming is tough. Often, farms stay afloat because one parent works outside the home. But agritourism ideas help both parents pay bills and create the lives they …

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An Easy Guide to Tanning Rabbit Hides
December 14, 2021 · · Homesteading, Rabbits

Many homesteaders see the value of raising rabbits for meat. Rabbits reproduce well, grow fast, eat food you can grow yourself, and produce manure for the garden.

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How to Attract Owls and Why You Should Give a Hoot
December 14, 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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The Best Rifle for Farm and Ranch
December 14, 2021 · · Homesteading

Picking the best rifle for farm and ranch duty has an awful lot to do with personal preference and your unique situation. Sometimes the best rifle is merely the one closest at hand, but if you’re in the market for a new rifle for predator control, there are a few things to consider.

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A Free Choice Salt Lick is Vital for Livestock Health
December 14, 2021 · · Homesteading

Add to Favorites Don’t laugh, I’m sure I’m not the only farm kid who’s done this. When I was a girl I remember licking the salt lick block in the …

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How to Raise a Barn Cat Right
December 6, 2021 · · Homesteading

Add to Favorites It’s a tale as old as time. Cats go with barns. Our hard working barn cats are essential as a natural way to get rid of mice. Not …

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Creating An Evergreen Christmas Wreath

An old-fashioned Christmas tradition is to hang an evergreen wreath on your door to welcome family and friends.
Wreath making is quick and very inexpensive.

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