By Cindy Dayton
Spring lambing season is always a time of anticipation with a bit of angst. Let me tell you how we lamb with as little intervention as possible.
Homestead pigs provide challenges for fending and transport. But raising meat animals with love and gratitude offers many rewards.
Homesteading can be challenging when our bodies don't work as well, but sometimes we homestead BECAUSE we need a different lifestyle for our health.
Disruption to my homestead’s income has sent me seeking alternatives: selling home-canned goods and unique plants as well as bartering.
If you're considering purchasing land to support a self-sufficient lifestyle, slow down and do the necessary homework outlined here — you’ll actually be closer to homestead happiness.
We revisit a past episode, where Charlotte French and Russell Mullin discuss Rob Greenfield’s journey from an average, materialistic guy to a well-known eco-activist and adventurer.
A guide to butchering meat from a great homesteading book about self-sufficient farming includes tips on butchering beef, butchering sheep and butchering poultry. Originally published as "Farming for Self-Sufficiency: Independence on a 5-Acre Farm" in the January/February 1975 issue of MOTHER EARTH NEWS.
By Betty Taylor
After years of keeping honeybees, Betty Taylor began to lose 30 to 50 percent of her hives each year. In a reflective essay, she tells you what happened.
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