Homestead Living and Livestock

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

Some Tips to Winterize an Outdoor Chicken Run for a Backyard Flock

By Rebecca Harrold

A handful of tips to keep chickens comfortable when the temperature plummets.

Practical Advice on How to keep Your Goats Warm and Happy

By Julia Shewchuck

Read about easy, practical and affordable tips to keep your southern livestock, especially goats, warm in cold weather.

Champion Chicken Breeds

By Anna Twitto

The chicken champions of egg laying, meat production, and homestead efficiency.

Gender on the Homestead: Why this Mom Mows

By Carrie Williams Howe

Lets talk about "dad jobs" and "mom jobs" and why we try to defy those stereotypes on our homestead.


Learning on the Homestead

By Fala Burnette, Wolf Branch Homestead

In order to expand the homestead or pick up new trades for extra income, we need to have a willingness to learn and try new things. There are different ways to go about this, but eventually the application of that knowledge is essential.

Tips to Assemble a Hobby Bee Hive Kit

By Kerry W. Mann, Jr.

We start our journey as bee-keepers and share some tips on assembling a beehive kit.

Making Mulch with Permaculture Design

Use greywater diversion to expedite the production of valuable mulch.

When the Cold Sets In

By Laura Berlage, North Star Homestead Farms

It's pretty darn cold out there right -20 degrees kind of cold. How does that impact a homestead? Bundle up and come along.

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