There’s never been a better time to raise chickens in the city, but if your only hesitation is where to put them, check this out the chicken tractor coop — a coop on wheels!
Quails make an excellent urban choice for poultry raising, chiefly for their tranquil nature, minimal noise and egg-producing efficiency. In this, the second installment of my series on quail-raising, you'll learn how to identify gender from color and marks and see how quail eggs compare with those of chickens.
Raising baby coturnix quail is an exciting adventure. Taylor is completely new to raising poultry and shares his experiences.
Geoff Taylor reflects on his survival of a bizarre accident, his gratitude for life and his hypergraphia.
Geoff Taylor talks about his childhood love of tools, his impressive collection of hammers and the first step in his plan for repairing an old friend.
Render beeswax from your wax cappings easily and inexpensively.
Tall Goldenrod is a fall favorite of the honeybee. Although it is most likely the bees are foraging on a variety of flowers, it is natural to assume the most prevalent flower at any given time is the strongest influence in the honey.
The simple steps that increased my health and decreased my waste, and how easy it all was looking back.
Geoff Taylor laments the frequency of ladder accidents that happen as a result of neglecting necessary precautions, such as wearing sturdy shoes and always have a spotter.
Geoff Taylor thanks the publications that inspired his writing career.
How sheep teach and humiliate a grown man.
Even progressive cities have work to do, and sometimes the biggest changes come from good people asking the right questions.
A natural kennel cough cure will be better for your pet and your wallet while not contributing to the antibiotic resistance problem.
A small apiary uses a unique system to extract honey from frames.
Find out how to protect your hives and honeycomb from wax moths without using chemicals.
Learn how to keep your bees properly fed and also ensure a plentiful and delicious honey harvest!
Pick something new to learn this year from Granny Miller’s list of 101 basic homesteading skills.
Beekeepers need a consistent way to document hive inspections including prompts to address all relevant areas while looking at a colony of honeybees.
When honeybees are unable to store enough food for winter, the beekeeper must decide how to support the colony through the winter.
Compost and mulch material are in abundance in our backyard and our communities. What is ones man's yard waste is this man's treasure.
Most health problems we face in our lives are minor annoyances. It's time we cut out the expensive middle man and grow our own delicious tasting medicine to treat them.
Homesteads are keeping alive old skills and ways of raising crops and livestock that are being lost in the age of agribusiness.
Beekeeper Betty Taylor explains what for look for during an end-of-summer hive inspection.
How to prepare your hives for the winter to protect them from mice, skunks, opossums and other wildlife.
Encouragement for new beekeepers who may be confused and overwhelmed about all the conflicting advice about keeping bees.
Beekeeping expert Betty Taylor explains how to reliquify crystalized honey while maintaining color, quality, and nutrients.
This series of posts chronicles Betty Taylor's adventures in goat farming. This first post covers selecting a goat breed and breeder, costs, and preparing for arrival of my goats.
Personal users can now buy welding and cutting products and accessories online from the comfort of their home.
It is a regular occurrence, a question we're asked:
Why do we do all this work?
How did Victoria Redhed Miller and husband David end up living on an off-grid homestead in the foothills of Washington State's Olympic mountains? Grid? What grid? Electricity was something one took for granted; it came from those outlets on the walls. I was hardly aware of it except during one of the infrequent power outages.
We folded down the back seats in our Subaru wagon, lined the whole back area with a heavy tarp and a thick layer of straw, and headed down to Nash's Delta Farm to catch us some ducks.
A pressure canner greatly expands the range of foods that can be safely canned at home.
An aging goose gains a family.
Geoff Taylor remembers a quality discussion with his cat, in which the amazing benefits of owning free-range chickens are the primary topic.
Safely bring a new goat herd home and getting them used to you and their new surroundings.
Setting weld parameters is now easier than ever with the Miller Auto-Set elite feature.
When he renovated his 816-square-foot condo in Boulder, Colorado, Greg Miller borrowed space-saving and efficiency solutions from his years of living on the road. Check out this video of his van, prepped for adventure.