Homestead Living and Livestock

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

Labor-Saving Tractor Implements

By Bruce McElmurray

We went for years doing jobs manually and finally discovered there were implements that made the work much easier that quickly attached to our Kubota tractor.

What It's Like Cutting Your Own Firewood in the Forest (With Video)

By Alyssa Craft

Two homesteaders share first-hand what the reality of cutting your own firewood is like. If you haven’t cut your own wood before, there can be a lot to know and learn!

Lessons of Cutting Wood

By Mike Drummond

Read this narrative about how a man learned about cutting wood, and the pains he felt along the way from his back to his pocketbook.

A Permaculture System: Growing Grapes, Raising Chickens

By Herbert H.W. Heesch

Start your venture into ecological stability by raising chickens and growing grapes to build a successful permaculture system.


Are You Prepared for a Chicken Emergency?

By Shelby DeVore

Chickens are prone to injury and illness just like all other livestock. With chickens, it's not a matter of if they'll need medical care, but when.

Raising Turkeys at Home

By Herman Beck-Chenoweth

Learn how you can start raising your own flock of turkeys. They’re great at controlling pests, and they’re easy to raise and fun to watch!

Choose the Right Rooster

By Anna Twitto

How many roosters should you have in your flock? Find out how to choose the right one.

Raising Chickens for Meat: Do-It-Yourself Pastured Poultry

By Gwen Roland

Want to ensure that the bird on your plate was treated humanely and processed safely? Trying raising chickens for meat yourself.

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