Homesteading & Livestock

Practical skills for modern homesteading, sustainable agriculture, and self-sufficient urban or country living.

You Can Save Money by Freezing Extra Milk

By Eric Reuter

Freezing extra milk ensures that you don’t have to buy any, even when your animals aren’t producing.


Build a More Resilient Homestead

By Alex Wilson

A longtime energy and resilience expert offers advice on how to make your home and land disaster-resistant.


Feeding the Fire in December

By Aiyanna Sezak-Blatt

Wood, wreaths, fires & feasting: to-do's on the homestead during the firewood moon.


Slow, Cut Flowers and a Solar Home

By K.C. Compton

This couple’s DIY drive led them to establish a cut-flower business and build a mortgage-free solar home.


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Prevent Bird Flu in Your Chickens

By Rachel Falco of Falco’s Farm

Learn how to stop the bird flu virus in its tracks by raising happy free-range chickens.


Best Fuel for a Blacksmith Forge

By JC Crone, aka Mrs. Wranglerstar

Learn the difference between wood-burning forges and coal-burning forges to figure out which will be your best bet for blacksmithing.


Small-Scale Rotational Grazing

By Joel Salatin

Keeping your cattle, goats, sheep, or chickens moving is the key to successful, controlled rotational grazing on a small homestead.


Bringing Home a Maremma Sheepdog Livestock Guardian Dog

By Kirsten Lie-Nielsen, Hostile Valley Living

We recently brought home our first Livestock Guardian Dog, a Maremma Sheepdog we have named Stanley. Stanley is not a house pet, but an important part of all of our farm animal’s protection. Livestock Guardian Dogs are alternatives to hunting and patrolling for every predator on the farm, and they can save a farmer many headaches as long as they are properly trained.




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MOTHER EARTH NEWS FAIR

Aug. 5-6, 2017
Albany, Ore.

Discover a dazzling array of workshops and lectures designed to get you further down the path to independence and self-reliance.

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