Homestead Living and Livestock

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

Chicken Hugs: What Becomes of a Childhood Fascination with Dinosaurs

By Laura Berlage, North Star Homestead Farms

Did you love dinosaurs as a kid? So did I. And now I get to raise them on my farm - dinosaurs? - as poultry!

All In a Day: Staying Flexible in the Homesteading Lifestyle

By Laura Berlage, North Star Homestead Farms

Are you the type that makes lists? Us too, but some days are the "thwart the list" kind...but you keep rolling.

A Recipe for Winter: Hygge for Homesteaders

By Laura Berlage, North Star Homestead Farms

Do you catch yourself saying, "I love autumn but not what comes after it?" Here are some tips for learning to love winter again.

Protection from Lyme Disease from Ticks or Mosquito-borne Illnesses on your Homestead

By John D. Ivanko, Inn Serendipity

We’ve found greater protection from Lyme disease from ticks is possible when applying sprays and lotions from non-toxic Proven Insect Repellent.


Family Cow: Three Things to Consider

By Liz Beavis, Eight Acres

Keeping a family cow can be rewarding: endless access to raw milk, free lawnmowing and fertiliser for your garden - but it comes with responsibility.

Repairing, Cleaning and Product Durability on the Homestead

By John D. Ivanko, Inn Serendipity

We repair zippers, clean surfaces, or even wear (a wallet) in order to keep our credit cards and driver’s license safe from radio frequency hacking.

Homestead Fire Prevention: Protecting Your Home, Crops, and Livestock

By Ryan Tollefsen, Unity Home Group

When you live off the land, you'll need to protect not only your home from fire, but your crops and livestock as well.

4 Herbs to Help Repel Insects From Your Chickens

By Shelby DeVore

Use these four easy-to-grow herbs to keep insects and parasites away from your chickens.

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