Homestead Living and Livestock

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


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.

Grandma's Apron

By Michael Johnathon

The magnificent brilliance of Grandma's apron.


Training Puppies: Part 1

By Mary Powell, Barnyard Weed Warriors

House training, sit and down are the topics we cover in this post. Again, it all takes time.

How to Have Herd-Shares for Excess Raw Milk

By Mary Lou Shaw

Even a couple cows or goats can give more milk than our families need. Learning how to have herd-shares allows you to safely share milk while making extra income for your small farm.

Flock Rotation: Promoting Egg Production Year Round

By Nicole Wilkey

How to rotate your chicken flock to keep yourself in eggs year round.

Homesteading Mistakes and Lessons Learned, Part 2: Forget the Big Picture

By Becca Moore

Homesteading is about living our lives simply and self-sufficiently. We wanted to leave the stresses of the world and live our lives the way we have been created to. Poor planning, not having our priorities straight, and not enjoying the journey led to a lot of discouragement and feelings of failure.

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