Homestead Living and Livestock

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

Chicken Dust Baths

By Shelby DeVore, Farminence

You've probably seen chicken dust bath DIYs, but are they really necessary for you chickens?

Agrovoltaic Land Management Opportunities

By Amanda Sorell

This edition of “Green Gazette” covers ways to integrate solar power with crops and livestock; repair cafés; Buy Nothing groups; an international sourdough starter library; and more.

Backyard Poultry, Part 2: Growing Goslings Weeks 5 to 9

By Marissa Buchanan, Buchanan’s Barnyard

Raising geese from goslings needs an explainer, so here is your week-by-week guide to watching your goslings grow. I'll be covering raising goslings aged weeks 5 to 9 in this post.

Considerations When Selecting Your Homestead Site

By Ron Melchiore

After 39 years homesteading, we have a good idea of the attributes and considerations a potential homesteader should ask themselves when searching for a homestead property.


Raising Baby Chicks, and the Supplies You Will Need

By Ashley Sinkula, ABCDfarmhouse

You've brought home your new baby chicks, be prepared by having some necessary supplies to give them a great start.

Maintaining Driveways and Lanes

Maintaining roads during all seasons is a lot easier with the right equipment.

How to Choose a Blower: Backpack or Hand-Held

Learn which blower type (hand-held, backpack, or wheeled) is the best choice for your outdoor cleanup.

Building a Homestead From the Ground Up

By Dr. Jamison Ozbun

This introduction to homesteading was written as a guide to inspire others who want to build their own self-sustaining homestead and live on it efficiently.

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