Homestead Living and Livestock

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

Join a Virtual Book Club for Homesteaders!

By Carrie Williams Howe

There is so much to learn about homesteading, wherever you are in your journey toward self-sufficiency. Join a group of like-minded readers to learn together through this virtual book club!

Book Review: 'Start Your Farm' by Forrest Pritchard and Ellen Polishuk

By Carrie Williams Howe

In this new guide to becoming a sustainable 21st Century Farmer, Pritchard and Polishuk combine deep analysis of the field of agriculture with practical advice and sage wisdom for the new farmer.

A Pioneer in Self-Reliant Living and Teaching: Prudence Boczarski

By Christopher Nyerges

Boczarski has been active in self-reliance living and education even before this lifestyle gained its current popularity.

How to Remove a Tree Stump

Learn how to remove a tree stump with the help of a backhoe.


Live Panel - Farm to Consumer Legal Defence Fund

Join our live podcast panel from the Farm to Consumer Legal Defense Fund. They are discussing your rights as a homesteader and how to navigate a few common legal issues.

First Step to Building a Working Farm: Choosing Good Farmland

By Ann B., Poison Ivy Soap Company

When I acquired a 2.5-acre foreclosed property, I went about choosing good farmland that had many features that likely deterred other buyers but made it the right fit for my purposes. Learn from journey assessing farm terrain, water infrastructure for farms, reviving gardens and existing farm structures.

Rural Grocery Store Feeds a Kansas Community

By Amanda Sorell

Farmers Kevin and Cherie Schenker established a grocery store to support the health of their rural community.

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