This suburbanite transformed a patch of grass into food and established a lucrative backyard farm.
Easy to install and shockingly versatile, a solar electric fence will give you the power to keep your animals in the pasture, even if you’re off the grid.
Give kids responsibilities that will help them thrive while learning self-reliance.
Learn from Serenity Acres experience and keep your baby goats safe from harm by paying a little attention to the details.
Heritage breed cows seldom have calving equipment. When the do, you want to be prepared with the knowledge, equipment and community that result in a safe delivery.
An introduction to hatching and hand-raising peafowl chicks.
We set out this summer (2017) to document the nuts and bolts of feeding forages to pigs. Thanks to a grant from Sustainable Agriculuture and Reaseach Education (SARE) and our friends at Practical Farmers of Iowa, we are going to be able to offer the results of our research by the end of the year. We are recording data on three separate groups this summer.
It’s easy to seclude yourself in the great self-sufficiency movement, but sometimes we have to remind ourselves that there is constantly room for growth and community. It may look like trading with other homesteaders for soaps or produce, or maybe it looks like traveling across the country to a homesteading conference, such as the Mother Earth News Fair or Homesteaders of America. Whatever it is, utilizing your homestead community is essential to every homesteader.