Homestead Living and Livestock

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

Lambing Basics for the New Shepherd

By Sheryl Campbell, The Lazy Farmer

The novice shepherd will learn supplies, what to expect on lambing day, and how to troubleshoot tough situations for a successful lambing season.

5 Great Reasons Homeschooling Complements Homestead Living

By David Woods, Log Cabin Hub

From daily freedom with your time to more outdoor learning, there are plenty of benefits to considering homeschooling as a homestead tool for increased family time.

Senior Homesteading: The Reality

By Bruce McElmurray

Seniors face different challenges when homesteading than those who are younger, and so have to adjust accordingly to bring their self-sufficiency dreams to reality.

Raise Backyard Chickens for Eggs and Meat: An Overview

By Sheryl Campbell, The Lazy Farmer

You can raise chickens in your backyard whether you live on a farm or in town. Learn the simple basics of keeping backyard chickens for eggs and meat.


The Bovine Telos: Animal Welfare for Today's North American Beef Cattle

By Jacob Maxwell

Animal biology student and Canadian beef industry leaders weigh in on the animal welfare debate.

Home, Garden and Orchard Layout

By Ron Melchiore

Using a compass and some of the considerations for locating the house, garden and orchard on the new homestead.

Prolapsed Uterus in Sheep: How to Use a Pessary

By John Klar

How to employ a pessary to retain a prolapsed uterus through lambing.

Wall Tents and Spike Tents Provide Simple, Temporary Shelter

By Kerry W. Mann, Jr., HomesteadHow

When building a homestead from the ground up, you can consider living in a tent on your property for simple shelter. I'll tell you about two of my favored options.

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