If you think that poultry will only bring eggs and meat to your homestead, think again! Most birds bring some incredibly helpful personalities to your garden as well as your farm. With a little bit of strategizing you can learn how to best use chickens, ducks, geese, and more to help combat bugs and keep your soil fertile.
Plant garlic, harvest apples, collect leaves for mulch, and preserve the abundance: Here is your homestead to-do list for October.
By Alyssa Craft
The first big project on our off grid homestead was building a hot tub and deck, not a house. Why did we do something that seems so crazy to some folks? Read on to find out!
Just as babies learn more in the first two years of life, that's what it was like the first two years for us learning how to become organic farmers.
In these 5 DIY, reader-submitted tips from our County Lore department, you’ll learn how to whip up a nontoxic oven cleaner, a quick fix to woodchucks in the garden, and more!
Find a chainsaw to fit your needs, and then follow these simple bar and chain maintenance tips so you can safely put it to work for years to come.
Several years ago we purchased an “Egg Cart’n” brand chicken tractor and have been very pleased with it, save for one significant security flaw we only discovered after a predator slaughtered the coop’s residents. The fix was simple, once we figured out the flaw, helping us feel comfortable using a product we’re otherwise very happy with.
Can chickens peacefully coexist with cats and dogs?
From classroom to hive, two days of expert training designed to get the burgeoning beekeeper in business.LEARN MORE