Homestead Living and Livestock

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

Salatin Family Models Non-Industrial Farming

Andrew Perkins, Mother Earth News Fair Director

Salatin Family turns abused farm land into non-industrial food production oasis while unknowingly creating a future Mother Earth News Fair location!


Senior Homesteading at High Elevation

By Bruce McElmurray

How seniors find tasks more difficult in the mountains and make adjustments to compensate for elevation and weather.


The Art of Selling Homestead Products

By Emmet Van Driesche

Make sure you’re earning back the value of your products with solid sales and display strategies, no matter what you’re selling.


A Useful Can on the Farm

Reader Letters

Read up on readers’ tips for reusing coffee cans, DIY car lumber rack, fabric scraps to quilts, watering with snow, and more.


-Advertisement-

Dear Mother: Mother’s Eco-Village Beginning

By Readers

Read letters from longtime readers, learn about Mother’s history, and examples of readers going against the grain.


Off-Grid and Free: Siting a House and Elements of Our New Homestead

By Ron Melchiore

We have a road in and now it's time to position the house along with all the other elements like orchard, garden, well etc.


11 Lessons Learned from Our First Year Homesteading

By Rosemary Hansen

The homesteading lifestyle has many unique challenges, especially for those who are new to it. Rosemary Hansen offers her perspective.


Ayam Cemani Chickens

By Shelby DeVore, Farminence

These unique chickens are real and can be misunderstood. Learn about this amazing breed of chicken.



Subscribe Today - Pay Now & Save 64% Off the Cover Price

50 Years of Money-Saving Tips!

Mother Earth NewsAt MOTHER EARTH NEWS for 50 years and counting, we are dedicated to conserving our planet's natural resources while helping you conserve your financial resources. You'll find tips for slashing heating bills, growing fresh, natural produce at home, and more. That's why we want you to save money and trees by subscribing through our earth-friendly automatic renewal savings plan. By paying with a credit card, you save an additional $5 and get 6 issues of MOTHER EARTH NEWS for only $12.95 (USA only).

You may also use the Bill Me option and pay $17.95 for 6 issues.

Canadian Subscribers - Click Here
International Subscribers - Click Here
Canadian subscriptions: 1 year (includes postage & GST).


Facebook Pinterest Instagram YouTube Twitter flipboard

Free Product Information Classifieds Newsletters

click me