Disruption to my homestead’s income has sent me seeking alternatives: selling home-canned goods and unique plants as well as bartering.
If you're considering purchasing land to support a self-sufficient lifestyle, slow down and do the necessary homework outlined here — you’ll actually be closer to homestead happiness.
We revisit a past episode, where Charlotte French and Russell Mullin discuss Rob Greenfield’s journey from an average, materialistic guy to a well-known eco-activist and adventurer.
A guide to butchering meat from a great homesteading book about self-sufficient farming includes tips on butchering beef, butchering sheep and butchering poultry. Originally published as "Farming for Self-Sufficiency: Independence on a 5-Acre Farm" in the January/February 1975 issue of MOTHER EARTH NEWS.
By Betty Taylor
After years of keeping honeybees, Betty Taylor began to lose 30 to 50 percent of her hives each year. In a reflective essay, she tells you what happened.
How much fence do you need when renting out your goat herd for weed control?
An important part of beginning your chicken-keeping hobby is choosing which breed of bird to house in your backyard coop.
What will you take with you from this pandemic that might actually improve your life and bring you closer to your homesteading goals?
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