Homesteading & Livestock

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

Talkin' Turkey: Trip Leads to Unplanned Poultry Purchase

By Corinne Gompf, Heritage Harvest Farm

How a minor goat injury led to finding the ultimate deal.


Marketing Homemade Goat-Milk Soap

By Holly Chiantaretto, Hallow Springs Farm

Some tips on how to market your homemade soap.


Homestead Emergency Preparedness

By Bruce McElmurray

Plan ahead and be ready for emergencies such as wildfire.


Tips for Beginner Chick Care (and the Best Chicken Breed for Backyards)

By Corinne Gompf, Heritage Harvest Farm

If you have no experience raising poultry, but would like to give it a whirl, here are a few easy-to-follow tips to help your flock thrive. Plus, a bonus best chicken breed for backyard chicken keepers.


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A Homestead Hog Watering System that Works (for Us)

By Nicole G. Carlin, Singing Wren Farm

After some trial and error, we have found the hog waterer that works best for our American Guinea Hogs. Learn from our trial-and-error experiencing with hog watering systems using rubber pans, plastic PVC pipe, and plastic barrels.


How to Build your Own Chicken Hut

By David Woods, Log Cabin Hub

David Woods, craftsman and chicken coop builder, shares how to build a chicken coop hut and lessons he learned along the way.


Must-Haves for a Successful Farmers Market

By Julia Shewchuk

Must haves for a farmers market that will help you be a big seller.


Trying Out a New Feed for my Chickens

Exploring new feed to increase chicken health, calcium levels, and bacteria prevention.