Homestead Living and Livestock

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

Homesteading Mistakes and Lessons Learned Part 3: Don’t Put the Chicken Before the Coop

By Becca Moore

It can be easy to get ahead of ourselves and attempt to make our homesteading and self-sufficiency goals become reality faster than anticipated. However, doing so can create many difficulties and a ton of stress. It is best to wait until we are prepared and have the essential resources available to us before we make additions to our homesteads.


Tanning: A Valuable Skill to Learn

By Fala Burnette, Wolf Branch Homestead

Learning to tan the hides of culled livestock and game can be a valuable skill to take on. From extra income to craft materials, learn about the benefits of tanning!


Tips for Raising Baby Chicks

By Shelby DeVore - Farminence

Getting baby chicks this year? Learn what you need to be prepared for your new chicks.


How Much Meat Can One Pig Produce?

By Shelby DeVore - Farminnence

Although there is a little bit of variance as to how much meat you can expect, the cuts of meat from a pig don't change.


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What to Expect When You Are Expecting Baby Goats

By Carrie Miller, Miller Micro Farm

The signs of pregnancy, labor, and what to expect after delivery.


Grants

In this episode, we discuss writing grants and finding free money to help your homestead dreams come true.


How to Sell Farm Produce Directly to the Public

By Mary Lou Shaw

Small farmers cannot financially survive by selling their produce through other businesses and corporations, More are exploring the legal options of selling produce directly from their farms.


A Home Remedy Tale: Bloat in Horses

By John Klar

A true story of an unlikely home remedy that is quite effective in treating bloat in horses.



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