Jennifer Ford of Bees of the Woods Apiary explains how to prevent, identify and stop robbing in the beeyard.
Taking the guesswork out of rescuing a piece of rusty cast iron cookware, Sarah provides easy to follow step by step instructions on how to take cast iron from unusable to gleaming.
When defining the term homesteading, consider the various options available.
Who would think it’s possible to discover the artist in me, incubate a business, plus milk goats, grow a garden...all in one unforgettable summer. I'm a rich woman by any standard.
The tale of my family’s barrel composter.
Sharing some of what we have learned about treating Pink Eye naturally, as in our region, this has been an epidemic summer due to all the rain and flies.
So, what makes a flock of poultry sustainable? What is standard-bred poultry? If you purchase chicks from a hatchery, are they true to the breed? Why does every hatchery sell Rhode Island Reds and they all look different? Why do the Cornish Cross meat chickens have so many problems? Raising standard poultry is the only true way to improve the sustainability of quality local food while preserving the strength of Heritage poultry.
It takes a few good rationalizations to get through the busiest part of the growing season.
HOMEGROWN Life blogger and West Missouri farmer Bryce Oates discusses why his family works so hard—both on and off of the farm—to practice subsistence farming.
The victim of a spray drift incident often finds him or herself on the defensive.
This listing links to information resources related to sustainable agriculture, organic farming and gardening, and growing and buying good, safe food.
Thanks to helping hands, everything gets done.
Want to grow and save your own vegetable seeds? Meet Fruition Seeds. They produce regionally-adapted, organically-grown seeds. And they can show you how to do it too.
It can be very frustrating trying to find horse treats that are safe and healthy for our equine friends. So, why not make your own? In this post, Harper Slusher shares her recipe for natural horse treats.
Substitute teaching can be a pretty good gig, if you have the patience and discipline.
Choosing cows for the Bob-White Systems micro dairy.
After three years of trying to build the barndominium in three week per year spurts, Jim has relocated back to Texas to complete the build while Julie remains in Australia to finish her work there and transfer to the US.
Livestock guard dogs were found in a sweep of cultures from southern Europe through Eastern Europe, the Middle East, and central Asia. They worked in the company of shepherds who often spent weeks on high summer pasture or on long migratory routes.
The cold, hard facts about how Annie Warmke, goat herder extraordinnaire, found her calling in a barn with Eleonore Rigby and her two tiny kids.
Pigs can be a great source of healthy and humanely-raised meat in an urban setting thriving on the leftovers of humanity.
Learn how to keep your bees properly fed and also ensure a plentiful and delicious honey harvest!
Bee populations in cities are increasing, but urban settings aren't set up to provide lots of forage for honey bees...or are they?
International Homesteading Education Month, presented by MOTHER EARTH NEWS and "Grit" magazines, promotes community self-reliance skills through the month of September. Find out how you can get involved!
Learn why it is helpful to have a group of fellow homesteaders, then start a group of your own in your local community.
Don’t let this tricky pipe slow down your projects — these CPVC basics will help you ease into those plumbing repairs.
HOMEGROWN Life blogger Michelle's annual road trips out west renew her love for the heartland and the American farmer.
Simple suggestions on preserving vegetables and herbs
There are many benefits with raising pigs for meat, and also some common sense ways of doing so in a sustainable way.
Jennifer Ford shows how she extracts and bottles her "liquid gold" honey at Bees of the Woods Apiary.
Goat School will be traveling to British Columbia and then to Ohio in September.
Find out how to protect your hives and honeycomb from wax moths without using chemicals.
The process of saving seed for next year begins while the growing season is still going strong
The different emotions you may experience as you deal with Pesticide Drift on your property or your person.
We are trying to wrestle back the food business into our neck of the woods. To create a micro dairy and a micro economy for all to enjoy. Wish us luck !
There are a lot of things you can do right now to experience the homestead lifestyle right in your backyard.
As mama hens, is there ever really a time when we don’t worry about our little chicks?
HOMEGROWN Life blogger and Maine dairy farmer Dyan Redick honors the determination of women farmers, even as she observes a bittersweet month on her farm.
As a beginner homesteader, designer Larissa Reznek has learned some hard lessons fast. Here are the top three pieces of guidance she wishes she had before she started out.
Weeks three, four and five of our cross country bicycle trip start in Missoula, Mont. and end in North Branch, Minn.
Making your own yogurt is an excellent project for beginning homesteaders.
Used T-shirts can be turned into many useful household items, including weaving without a loom.