Homestead Living and Livestock

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

Why a Kangal Dog is the Perfect Dog to Protect Your Farm

By David Woods, Log Cabin Hub

I want to take the opportunity today to share with you an overview of the breed, why I think they are a perfect flock guardian and some advantages of the breed, in hopes on convincing you of their superb potential.

Foraging for Black Raspberries

By Rebecca Harrold

Black raspberries are a seasonal treat that are well worth the effort it takes to collect them.

Rule #4: Don’t Worry About What Other People Think

By Forrest Pritchard

The trouble is, opinions and useful advice can easily be conflated as one and the same. From my experience, they’re not.


Oberhasli the Swiss Alpine

By Carrie Miller, Miller Micro Farm

All about the Oberhasli breed and their amazing personalities.

Getting Started: How Many Hens Are Right for You

By Corinne Gompf, Heritage Harvest Farm

Reader question answered: How many hens are needed for a starter flock, and where can I buy them?

A Review of Duncraft's Best Hummingbird Feeder

By Fala Burnette, Wolf Branch Homestead

Many people enjoy watching hummingbirds throughout the year at feeders they've placed for them. We recently had the opportunity to review a hummingbird feeder called Best from the wild bird supply store, Duncraft.

The Truth About Mini Pigs

By Nicole Wilkey

Mini pigs make wonderful pets, get all the details on what to expect from a Julina Pig.

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