Homestead Living and Livestock

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

How to Keep Chicken Waterers from Freezing this Winter

By Shelby DeVore, Farminence

Keeping chicken waterers unfrozen during the winter can be a chore. Check out these easy methods to keep your chicken water thawed all winter long.


The Mother of all Memories

By MOTHER EARTH NEWS Readers

Read letters from international fans, long-lost readers, faith-based farming feedback, and battery technology reactions.


Learning from Farm Failures

By Joel Salatin

Learn why pitfalls and slip-ups can be instructive teachers when you’re learning how to operate a profitable business.


Using Tulip Poplar on the Homestead

By Fala Burnette, Wolf Branch Homestead

Learn how you can use the Tulip Poplar on your homestead to help provide for the native wildlife and provide material for various crafts.


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Find Home Kitchen Savings in Local Foreign Food Markets

By Ruth Tandaan Sto Domingo

Consider looking into local foreign food markets for excellent savings regarding food and other kitchen equipment.


Using a Black Mouth Cur On a Homestead

By David Woods, Log Cabin Hub

How to train a black mouth cur dog to be a perfect homestead dog for herding, hunting and guardianship.


Drying Off Dairy Goats

By Carrie Miller, Miller Micro Farm

Check-out this method of drying off dair goats at the end of the milking process to ensure your heard is healthy and happy.


Newborn Mimicry: Persuading Farm Mothers to Adopt Orphans

By John Klar

A review of methods to persuade farm animals to accept orphaned young and raise them as their own.



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