Homestead Living and Livestock

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

Biting Off More Than You Can Chew

By Mary Powell, Barnyard Weed Warriors

Why raising puppies is not for everyone.


Safe Operation of Hand-held Outdoor Power Equipment

Safety considerations when using string trimmers, hedge trimmers, leaf blowers or other outdoor hand-held power tools


How Do You Know What Kind of Feed to Give Your Chickens?

By Shelby DeVore, Farminence

There are so many options out there when it comes to buying chicken feed. If you're providing feed for them, how can you be sure that you're buying the right feed for them?


Growing Your Customer Flock: Online Marketing for Farmers

By Norma Vela, Dovetail Family Farm

Online marketing is yet another skill we need in our toolbox; but it's not as scary as you think.


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Top 10 Reasons to Own a Compact Tractor

There are many uses for a compact tractor that can be a real time saver on your rural property or acreage.


Homesteading the Modern Way

By Carole Coates

Do you wonder what modern homesteading means? Wish you could jump on the homesteading bandwagon but can’t figure out how to make the simple life work for you? Check out how our family defines and practices modern homesteading to see if it strikes a chord. As these septuagenarians prove, it’s never too late.


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.



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