3/28/2014
Washboard road is often considered a fact of country life. It's uncomfortable, wreaks havoc with your vehicle, and can cause expensive damage. Here's the one simple trick to preventing it almost completely!
3/26/2014
You’ve done your homework – examining your needs, situation, and breed preferences – and now you are ready to select your LGD. This is an expensive, long- term commitment of time and energy. This LGD will be protecting your farm and stock. Please take your time to choose your pup carefully.
3/26/2014
A meditation on the benefits and fulfillment found in the physical labor of homesteading chores.
3/26/2014
It takes a village to build a backyard chicken coop.
3/25/2014
Essential oils can be a useful supplement for honeybees. Lemongrass, spearmint and thyme essential oils are being used to encourage brood development and the overall health of bees.
3/25/2014
Beekeeping supply arrived, it's light out and I have a fever!
3/24/2014
Darning socks is a simple thing to do - and a statement for self-sufficiency!
3/24/2014
Cage culture of fish has several sustainable techniques to consider adapting for a more innovative approach.
3/24/2014
Fly season is upon us. Here are some helpful and easy hints to control those buzzing beasts at your homestead this year.
3/21/2014
Anticipation of warm weather, bees, flowers, and HONEY!
3/21/2014
Western Missouri farmer Bryce Oates shares his thoughts on the USDA's once-in-five-years census.
3/20/2014
Two homesteaders discuss their experience with the weather applicable to their mountain homesteads in Washington and Colorado.
3/20/2014
Managing the feed regimen for cows in a micro dairy environment is a matter of setting clear goals and understanding what your cows need.
3/19/2014
If you’re considering buying a new log splitter, you may have begun to debate whether you want an electric log splitter or a gas-powered model. What’s the difference? DR Power Equipment has some useful insight for you.
3/19/2014
The basics of using a woodstove to heat your home.
3/19/2014
Raising chicks is easy as long as you pay attention to their needs for food, water, and housing. It also helps to learn their language.
3/18/2014
The best sources of chicken nutrition, as outlined by specialist Jeff mattocks, include feeding birds whole wheat and field peas, and providing them space to peck on a polyculture pasture.
3/18/2014
Starting seeds with children indoors is a project that extends into outdoor planting of the seedlings in spring and harvesting produce in the summer. It allows you to share success and satisfaction with children and makes it more likely they'll eat their vegetables!
3/18/2014
Intensive grazing management can answer questions regarding field carrying capacity, how much forage your animals need each day and how to manage what you have. Pizza, anyone?
3/17/2014
It is officially spring at The Pomponio Homestead despite the icy drizzle and the date. I asked the universe, and it delivered - three hens.
3/17/2014
HOMEGROWN Life blogger and Maine dairy farmer Dyan Redick recounts a poignant start to lambing season on Bittersweet Heritage Farm.
3/17/2014
One of the most exciting facets of raising goats is when kids are born on your farm. Knowing how to prepare for the grand event makes for a smoother and more successful kidding process.
3/17/2014
Ed Essex and Bruce McElmurray compare their weather experiences living at 4,200 feet and 9750 feet elevation respectively.
3/14/2014
Preparing for kidding time is always crazy, and sometimes things never go the way you planned.
3/14/2014
Pre-spring work up for beehives coming out of winter.
3/14/2014
Our first trip to the New England Meat Conference and some of the lessons we learned.
3/14/2014
Sawing oversized sycamore logs with my Norwood portable sawmill was a huge job, but yielded a lot of great lumber, and salvaged the logs instead of dozing them into a pile and burning them.
3/14/2014
When I asked some chicken-keeping friends what they wished they'd known about chickens when they first got started, the answers were varied.
3/12/2014
Jennifer Ford of Bees of the Woods Apiary will discuss some techniques for helping beehives survive through the end of winter.
3/12/2014
Keeping your pond healthy and its inhabitant healthy can be a challenge, but knowing the basic steps to a healthy ecosystem can keep the pond alive for years, even reverse the aging process. Let’s look at two highly recommended tools for pond maintenance, aeration and beneficial pond bacteria.
3/11/2014
Starting a new hobby can be intimidating when everything is unfamiliar. Walk through the basics of a beehive structure.
3/10/2014
Hints for kidding in the very cold weather.
3/9/2014
Learn about the benefits of baking with this ancient grain.
3/6/2014
This is the story of how I learned to make yucca rope.
3/6/2014
Looking for land? HOMEGROWN.org blogger Michelle Wire shares resources and practical advice for anyone considering buying a homestead.
3/6/2014
Taking a bath in the winter takes a little more planning at our off-grid, no-plumbing home.
3/5/2014
Inspired by the recent Mother Earth News article, "65 Money Saving Tips", this piece shares how we at the Be the Change Product spend little and live better.
3/4/2014
A would-be farmer finds chills and perspective during a long winter on the farm.
3/4/2014
From cleaning raw beeswax to enjoying the final product, Jennifer Ford of Bees of the Woods Apiary will take you step by step through the process of making beeswax candles.
3/4/2014
Easy handmade soap recipe using tallow and lard.
3/3/2014
The blog describes the experience of applying for a federal grant and shares some advice for others who might want to follow in those foot steps.
3/3/2014
The Midwest Organic and Sustainable Education Service held its 25th conference from Feb. 27 though March 1. Here are the main takeaways about where organic farming has come from and where it's headed.
3/1/2014
When and how to feed your honeybees.



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