Homestead Living and Livestock

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

When the Cold Sets In

By Laura Berlage, North Star Homestead Farms

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


Enjoying the Snow

By Laura Berlage, North Star Homestead Farms

I know that shoveling snow might not be your favorite, but if you live in the Northland, there are plenty of ways to enjoy the snowy time of year on the farm!


Homestead Repurposing 101

By Laura Berlage, North Star Homestead Farms

Is repurposing genius thinking? Finding a new use for an old or broken item on the homestead is actually an artform. Curious as to how that works in everyday life? Read on!


The ABCs of Caring for Baby Chicks

By Anna Twitto

A short introduction to hand-raising baby chicks.


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How to Coppice Trees for Sustainable Firewood

You can grow firewood in a fraction of the time it takes to raise a tree from seed.


Preparing the Farm and Garden for Spring at Polyface Farm

By Joel Salatin

Spring starts early on the Salatin homestead, where winter is packed with preparations for next season’s new growth.


High-Quality, Hand-Forged Homestead Tools

By Amanda Sorell

The Dobkins family crafts long-lasting garden tools to sell from their blacksmith shop in the Ozarks.



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