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Homestead Living and Livestock

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

Rabbits for Meat

By Nichki Carangelo

Learn what you need to raise the best meat rabbits, including how to raise them quickly, how to nurture the kits, and what the right size will be.

How to Process a Rabbit

Written by Nichki Carangelo with Photos by Christine Ashburn

As with anything else in farming, there are many different ways to slaughter and dress a rabbit. Learn how with these simple steps.

Adventures in Agritourism

Charlotte French talks with Matt Wilkinson and Matt Stephens about the ways they use agritourism practices to bring more people and profits to their farms.

Keeping Your Working Dog In Line

By Mary Powell

Working dog breeds often need chiropractic care as they are more active than most household pets.


You've Heard About Pet Shops, but What About Poultry Shops? Part 1

By Marissa Buchanan, Marissa Buchanan, Buchanan's Barnyard

Tired of scouring the internet for poultry supplies, one poultry farmer decided to open a home-based retail business that sells all things poultry.

Urban Chicken Predators

By Anna Twitto

Moving to an urban area means dealing with different, rather than fewer, chicken predators.

Crafting with the Yellow Poplar Tree

Letters and photos by readers

Read up on readers’ tips for crafting with the yellow popular tree, building a solarium, setting up a sump pump watering system, and more.

What We Can Learn from Raising Livestock

By Joel Salatin

Raising livestock has taught Joel Salatin a lot about his own behaviors and interactions.

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