Homesteading & Livestock

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

Let’s All Go to the Mother Earth News Fair

By Carole Coates

Here is an overview of what the MOTHER EARTH NEWS FAIR is and what makes it so special, highlighting a few of my favorite topics and speakers.

Choosing the Right Rooster

By Mary Lou Shaw

Choosing the right rooster is necessary to sustain your heritage breed flock . Selecting for the correct phenotype is important, but choosing a rooster with the right amount of vigor is essential.

The Therapy of the Clothesline

By Fala Burnette, Wolf Branch Homestead

People have different ways of unwinding during moments of stress; whether it's rocking on the front porch, reading a good book, or hanging clothes on the line. By focusing on the simple things in life, you can find peace in hard times.

Profit with Poultry - Sponsored by Brinsea

Patricia Foreman and Victoria Miller share their recommendations for making a profit with your poultry. Many of us joke that our hobby flocks don’t pay the bills. Let’s change that!


Pork Jerky from Happy Pigs

By Kyle Chandler-Isacksen, Be the Change Project

Roam sticks are what happens when pasture, pigs, and permaculture come together.

Breeding with Broodies

By Anna Twitto

A basic guide of breeding chickens the natural way.

Senior Living In The Mountains

By Bruce McElmurray

As seniors, living in the mountains presents challenges, but seniors can live in the mountains if they adjust.

Transitioning Off the Grid

By John Klar

Useful ideas to help make the move off the grid.