4/29/2014
Modifications I’m making and things to consider before building your own top bar hive.
4/28/2014
Is a pressure washer something that would be beneficial on your homestead?
4/28/2014
Life on a family farm is never dull and full of surprises to keep a farmer on their toes.
4/25/2014
Your soil can be your best friend or your worst enemy as you prep your garden. Find out what you're up against with one of these three easy methods!
4/24/2014
The United Nations named 2014 the International Year of Family Farming, providing an excellent platform to highlight the importance of family farmers in feeding the world and healing the planet at the same time.
4/24/2014
Selecting a good potential guardian llama, bringing him home, and introducing him to your stock.
4/23/2014
Turkeys are surprisingly tough to raise, coop are remarkably simple to raise and thanksgiving a given.
4/21/2014
Jennifer Ford of Bees of the Woods Apiary will explain how they perform the first beehive inspections of the year. This will be the first step in what will hopefully be a successful year in the beeyard!
4/21/2014
We have a visit from a moose this spring.
4/18/2014
In many communal kitchens, may it be a hostel or a student dorm, postings are usually to be found; “Leave it nicer than when you came”, they read. That can be said to humans on earth too, to leave it better than it was. By living and working in nature, with nature, I believe that our surroundings here at the homestead are ecologically healthier, more diverse and vibrant than should we as humans not have been here.
4/18/2014
Overcoming my personal fears and welcoming the newest addition to our homestead - honeybees
4/16/2014
Accepting your shortcomings, or short seedlings as it may be.
4/16/2014
Cows are big, powerful animals, and milking puts you right beside the strong hind legs and feet. If you find yourself with what I call a kicky cow, there are steps you can take to manage the animal.
4/16/2014
New baby chicks for our backyard urban chicken flock.
4/16/2014
Bees do not live on honey alone. Pollen provides honeybees with necessary protein.
4/15/2014
Getting your very first chicks is an exciting experience and a very big step for most first-time homesteaders. Here is some advice for enjoying your new additions and avoiding any potential problems.
4/15/2014
HOMEGROWN blogger Dyan finally spots signs of spring on her Maine dairy farm, from sunrises to newborn goat kids to eggs of every shade. Lovely!
4/15/2014
Don't let the spring invasion by algae aggravate the enjoyment of your pond.
4/14/2014
Since Lulu and Belle had their kids, I'm now waiting on three more does to have their babies. Only, they aren't. So here is how the experts claim you can discover if your goat is going to kid. Only, it's really wishful thinking...
4/14/2014
Other than the four regular seasons there is a fifth season in the mountains called mud season.
4/11/2014
Growing an organic garden with compost I made using natural material from our surroundings is to comply with nature's way of taking care of itself – it's to remain humble for a true and tried life cycle and acknowledge our inevitable part in and connection to life on earth.
4/9/2014
Re-homed adult or rescue LGDs are another option when you are looking for a working livestock guard dog for your farm.
4/9/2014
Cows love routine. The more things stay the same for cows, the safer and more secure they feel. Here is my abbreviated list of best practices for milking a cow, learned over many decades in the barn.
4/8/2014
Chicks and kids growing right before our eyes this spring.
4/8/2014
Home experiment reveals tomato seedlings started in water heated in a microwave do not grow well. How different are we from plants?
4/8/2014
Describes the timing and the nuts and bolts involved in expanding your apiary by making nucleus hives.
4/8/2014
America needs one million new farmers. Veterans want the job.
4/8/2014
Cross-state travel, early chicks, a rescue rabbit and pork — all in one week!
4/7/2014
Your homestead is complete when you get your own cow for milking. But problems such as a cow who holds her milk or who kicks can make milking difficult and even dangerous. Here are some helpful hints so that you can enjoy your cow and enjoy milking her.
4/7/2014
Pennsylvania mama Michelle has finally found a homestead! Get her moving tips on take-back programs, packing mason jars, buying cheap appliances, and more.
4/7/2014
Taking time to reflect on the past brings renewed appreciation to the present.
4/7/2014
A mortarless rock-wall raised garden bed is easily constructed with simple tools and adds long-lasting natural beauty.
4/2/2014
As the first of the spring rains arrive, our river begins to flood.
4/2/2014
When it rains, it pours, when it comes to kidding goats.
4/2/2014
This pentagonal structure was costly and tricky to build, but the finished structure is both beautiful and functional.
4/2/2014
Cheap imported goods do not stand the test of time compared to locally crafted goods.
4/2/2014
Instructions for a quick, easy and affordable method of building portable shelters for your pastured pigs
4/2/2014
When a chicken dies suddenly for no obvious reason, it's unsettling. But it's not uncommon. Here are some possible causes for that sudden death in your otherwise healthy flock.






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