Homestead Living and Livestock

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

Resilience for Land & Livestock

By Melanie Kirby

At the grazing conference you'll learn more about the innovative practices in cattle behavior of Dr. Grandin, a Professor of Animal Science at Colorado State University. She has designed humane livestock handling facilities all over the world. Gabe Brown, a rancher from North Dakota, who is a leader in soil health and holistic management will share his successful, sustainable approach to grazing and pasture recovery.

Goat Kid Care

By Shelby DeVore, Farminence

Baby goats are some of the cutest farm animals out there, but do you know how to take care of them?

Homescratch Homestead, Step 1: Creating a Treasure Map

By Lyndsay Dawson Mynatt

To develop a homestead, you first have to find it. Discover how to create a map that will guide you to your treasure.


Reflecting on Life and Death on a Family Farm

By Norma Vela, Dovetail Family Farm

After these few years here as a farmer, I now know for certain: Death takes us all. And Life goes on.

Rare Breed Conservation and Other Reasons to Buy from Local Poultry Breeders

By Marissa Buchanan, Buchanan’s Barnyard

Why buy chicks from a big-name feed store when you could help support a local breeder? My experience shows that chicks and ducklings bought from local breeders are hardier, healthier, and overall happier. Learn how purchasing chicks locally can support local economies, livestock conservation and introduce you to new breeds.

Composting with Worms

By Felicia Rose

How and why we compost with worms.

Homesteading With Young Children

By Rosemary Hansen

Are you interested in homesteading with young kids? Not sure if you can do it safely and without wearing yourself to the ground? Here are Rosemary's tips and real life experiences homesteading with her three young kids and husband.

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