Homesteading & Livestock

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

Goats Or Cows?

By Anna Twitto

Choose the right kind of dairy animal for your homestead.


A Nearly No-Landfill Waste System

By Holly Chiantaretto, Hallow Springs Farm

Removing yourself from the toxic cycle of waste can be difficult and expensive. This article shares some low budget ways to keep most of your garbage out of the landfill.


Poultry Breeds and Species

In this episode we discuss popular poultry breeds and species that you may want to add to your homestead. Joining us is Kellsey Trimble, Alison Martin, and Cindy Gibson.


Avoiding Farm Failure

By Anna Twitto

Gear up for homesteading casualties and cope with them.


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How's Your Honey Flow?

By Kim Walter

What is your beekeeping style?


Life In The Colorado Mountains

By Bruce McElmurray

Reflection on 20 years of mountain living.


Cool Coops

In this episode of MOTHER EARTH NEWS and Friends our guests and I will discuss the considerations you need to take when you are building a chicken coop including: were to keep the food, how do we space the perches and are automatic doors all they are cracked up to be!?


How to React to a Working Livestock-Guardian Dog

By Jan Dohner

Livestock guardian dogs (LGDs) are one of the most effective means of predator control. This very old method of protecting sheep, goats, or cattle is once again essential to coexisting with predators on our landscape. LGDs live full time with their animals and make independent decisions about potential threats to their charges. With their increasing use on private and public land, encounters between these working dogs and humans are occurring more often.