Homestead Living and Livestock

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

Making Mulch with Permaculture Design

Use greywater diversion to expedite the production of valuable mulch.


Homestead Chores for the Mid-Summer Months

By Ann Larkin Hansen

Manage your homestead this summer by following this guide to seasonal chores and gardening.


When the Cold Sets In

By Laura Berlage, North Star Homestead Farms

It's pretty darn cold out there right now...like -20 degrees kind of cold. How does that impact a homestead? Bundle up and come along.


Enjoying the Snow

By Laura Berlage, North Star Homestead Farms

I know that shoveling snow might not be your favorite, but if you live in the Northland, there are plenty of ways to enjoy the snowy time of year on the farm!


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Homestead Repurposing 101

By Laura Berlage, North Star Homestead Farms

Is repurposing genius thinking? Finding a new use for an old or broken item on the homestead is actually an artform. Curious as to how that works in everyday life? Read on!


The ABCs of Caring for Baby Chicks

By Anna Twitto

A short introduction to hand-raising baby chicks.


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MOTHER’s product picks for February/March 2018


How to Coppice Trees for Sustainable Firewood

You can grow firewood in a fraction of the time it takes to raise a tree from seed.



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