This is the eleventh blog post in an alphabetically organized introduction to homesteading. It covers the challenges – ethical and physical – of raising homestead animals for meat and how-tos on meat preservation.
"Well, guess there's never a dull moment on your farm!" is something we hear quite often. But this week, it was more than just a statement--it was one of those days!
Jean Pain’s work, and many that have followed, inspired hot water compost experiments to commence on our homestead! We were not happy with the performance of our solar shower so we set out to find a better way to get “free” hot water.
A lot of people will say that it is easier, more efficient and infinitely more practical to pay for what you want to get, rather than go to the trouble of making or doing it yourself. Does it really pay off to be more self-reliant?
Yard to Market Co-op has created an adaptable model for selling homegrown produce—from bunches of herbs to dozens of eggs.
This suburbanite transformed a patch of grass into food and established a lucrative backyard farm.
Easy to install and shockingly versatile, a solar electric fence will give you the power to keep your animals in the pasture, even if you’re off the grid.
Give kids responsibilities that will help them thrive while learning self-reliance.