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Homestead Living and Livestock

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

Marketing Homestead Products: Social Media and Community Forums

By Kayla Matthews

Social media is a great place to share what makes your farm business unique. Here are six ways to do that.

Help Chickens Beat the Winter Blues

By Rebecca Harrold

Chickens can benefit from some thoughtful Tender-Loving-Care during the cold and gloomy winter months.

Bartering: Off-Grid Living Without Money

By Aur Beck, Advanced Energy Solutions Group

Living without money in today’s society is a challenge but can be an enjoyable adventure if done right.

Hatch Chicks Without Wasting Eggs

By Anna Twitto

A good broody hen will have an excellent hatch rate and will care for the chicks, teach them to forage, protect them, and keep them warm.


Know Your Seller

Written and photos by Cyndi Ball

To avoid problems on your future homestead, follow this advice on how important it is to know your seller, whether you are buying plants or animals.

Homesteading Questions: Do you Like Plants or Animals?

Written and photos by Cyndi Ball

Learn about the pros and cons of homesteading with animals, plants or both from this personal questionnaire and decide which path you’re suited to.

7 Ways to Reuse your Homestead Firewood Ash (with Video)

By Kerry W. Mann, Jr., HomesteadHow

Here are some unique ways we reuse our firewood ash on our homestead.

Winter Homesteading Safety Tips

By Ryan Tollefsen, Unity Home Group

It helps to be prepared when snow begins to fall, especially when you live in a remote area. Here's what homesteaders can do in order to stay safe!

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