Over the past year, I have made countless mistakes on my garden. In this post, I share four of my most frustrating gardening mistakes and how to avoid them.
FamilyFarmed.org Good Food Festival & Conference partner Vicki Nowicki shares her experience living, learning, and teaching on her suburban permaculture homestead.
Ever wondered about the real meaning behind terms like cage free, free range, and pasture raised?
Why we chose to build the Bob-White Systems barn we did.
Rabbits are an ideal source of high quality meat for urban homesteaders.
Are GMOs good or bad for civilization?
We quarry a granite rock to create a front stoop.
Having a hostel of your own, gives you the best of both worlds; the comfort of home with the vibration of travelers.
The "Household Discoveries" book from 1909 instructs how to build an outhouse, with plans simple enough for any average 14-year-old schoolboy to follow.
What to do when the hot, humid days of summer create constant bickering in your children and in the flock.
HOMEGROWN Life blogger and Bay Area homesteader Rachel recounts how she went from half-hearted to full-breed-ahead when it comes to breeding goats.
From log to the mill to the project in no time at all.
After discovering a family of wrens in his sawmill, Dave Boyt decides to take a break from sawmilling and make some necessary repairs to his antique tractor.
Selecting the location for the Bob-White Systems’ micro dairy barn.
Bee populations in urban settings are increasing, but urban settings aren’t set up to provide lots of forage for honey bees... or are they?
The journey to a self-sufficient life is a bumpy ride. Having a backup plan — or two — can make all the difference in your progress.
Farmer and HOMEGROWN Life blogger Bryce Oates doesn't need a calling. He’s got plenty of other stuff to keep him busy in his small Missouri town.
Two young Vermonters make the small farm a reality with some creative financing.
Maine and Minnesota Goat Schools are over, and a great time was had by all; Janice Spaulding recaps the events and prepares for the next one is in Ohio in September.
Learn how to request your “closed” complete pesticide complaint file from the State agency through the Freedom of Information Act.
The Department of Natural Resources seeks to fine a family for possession of prohibited swine.
Dairyman Nick Snelgar reflects on the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health certification process and bagging hay for winter on his UK dairy farm.
Using a hot summer day to grow the winter wood pile.
An aging goose gains a family.
David Goodman tests the Meadow Creature broadfork on his Florida farm and finds it to be amazing as heck.
Instead of throwing out that empty feedbag, get creative and turn it into something new! Homesteader Ed Essex shares ideas for finding new uses for old objects.
Looking for the perfect horse for on the farm and in the arena? Well, look no further. The Haflinger has it all — size, strength, gentleness and trainability.
Blogger Crystal Stevens discusses her time working at a nature-based summer camp for kids.
Survivalist Gardener Rick Austin offers natural and long-lasting tips for repelling pests and insects in gardens hidden in the forest.
A Texas family searches for a suitable crop as supplemental income on four acres. After watermelons and flower fail, they succeed with luffa.
A pressure canner greatly expands the range of foods that can be safely canned at home.
Describing the process of turning forest to field, by hand.
Choosing homesteading as a way of life and what it takes.
Notes on immigrant farm labor and livable wages.
How sheep teach and humiliate a grown man.
The sweet spot in self sufficiency is to have just enough...with a bit of surplus to meet your needs and a few friends and neighbors.
In the wake of the summer solstice, HOMEGROWN Life blogger and Maine dairy farmer Dyan takes time to appreciate the longest days of the year.
Tomatoes are a great vegetable, perfect for all occasions and relatively easy to grow. Here is a way to double, even triple your seedlings while boosting your existing ones.
Author Rick Austin shares gardening advice from his book, “Secret Garden of Survival – How to Grow a Camouflaged Food Forest.”