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Homestead Living and Livestock

Practical skills for modern homesteading, sustainable agriculture, and self-sufficient urban or country living.

Marketing Homestead Products: Should You Rent a Farmer's Market Stall?

By Kayla Matthews

If you're interested in learning how to join a farmer's market, discover the numerous benefits of renting a stall.

Beating Boredom on the Homestead

By Fala Burnette, Wolf Branch Homestead

Whether it's trying a new hobby or picking up a good book, consider these ideas to beat boredom on the homestead this spring.

Learn Homesteading Skills: Our Complete Homestead Know-How Series

Take your homesteading skills to the next level with these articles about homestead water sources, farm fencing, working dogs and more.

Make an Emergency Plan Book for your Homestead

By By Mary Jane Phifer, SteelMeadow Farm

Don't wait for the unexpected to happen: Compiling a farm plan book for emergencies will help those taking care of your farm when you are away.


Farming Smarter, Not Harder, Part 2: Herd Size and a Farm Business Plan

By Mary Jane Phifer, SteelMeadow Farm

Can old dogs learn new tricks? Read on and hopefully you will learn from our homesteading mistakes!

Pet Peeves: Addressing Dog Abuse and Neglect with Education

By Bruce McElmurray

Dog abuse and neglect that can be changed with education. Here's how we restored our abused and senior adopted dogs.

Dear Mother: Barn Building

Mother Earth News Readers

Read letters from readers with grand plans, reactions to the state of bees, barn building, and gardening adventures.

Preventative Chicken Health with Nutrition and Natural Living

By Shelby DeVore,

Having a healthy flock starts with some basic care. Are you raising your chickens in a way that keeps them healthy?

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