Homestead Living and Livestock

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

Senior Homesteading

By Bruce McElmurray

Seniors can homestead regardless of age but it is best if they enjoy good health.

5 Ways You Can Get Get Cash Back on Homesteading Equipment

By Kayla Matthews

Make your money go farther with these cash back programs for homesteading equipment.

Training Border Collies: Getting Started

By Mary Powell, Barnyard Weed Warriors

Starting to train a border collie takes a lot of research and practice. Get books and study them!

Your Most Important Homestead Crop? Your Children

By Amy Vaughan-Roland, The Annetta G. Wright Learning Lab

Homesteading chores, swimming skills and self-reliance are all essential components of raising children on a homestead. Here are some tips to raising your most important homestead crop: your children.


We Made Some Mistakes Along the Way Series: Leaving the Nest, Part 1

By Jennifer Dickinson

After years of nesting in our little sub/urban home, it was time to move on to a place we could really spread our wings. That place happened to be in the country on a beautiful fixer upper property where "we didn't HAVE to do anything right away". We did. We had to do lots of things right away. Some went well, some didn't. Some are still ongoing. It all started with a moldy house on a trash filled little slice of heaven….

What to Do When Your Generator Stops Working: 6 Troubleshooting Tips

By Kayla Matthews

You go to fire up the generator but it doesn't run. Now what? Here are some troubleshooting tips to get your generator back up and running in no time.

Polyface Rotational Farming

Joel Salatin meets with us at the Texas MOTHER EARTH NEWS FAIR to discuss the land management practices on Polyface farm.

Composting Using Your Tractor and Implements

Composting manure and bedding is a method that can be utilized by both small land owners and even larger farming operations to not only manage manure but produce a beneficial end product.

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