Homestead Living and Livestock

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

The ABCs of Homesteading: Q is for Quiet Reflection

By Tasha Greer

This is the 16th blog post in an alphabetically organized introduction to homesteading. It covers the importance of and ways to use quiet reflection to achieve greater self-sufficiency.

Quick and Easy Business Tools

By Tina Ames

Easy ways to start or grow your business.

Kitties Get a Home

By Laura Berlage, North Star Homestead Farms

Part 2 of the saga of the stray cats that were dumped at our homestead. Learn how to transformed the event into a positive ending.

Here Kitty, Kitty?: Considerations for Taking in Stray Cats

By Laura Berlage, North Star Homestead Farms

Cats being dumped on farms can be a real issue. Learn how we responded when abandoned cats arrived at our homestead.


Safe Storage? Keeping Eggs at Room Temp

By Corinne Gompf, Heritage Harvest Farm

Answering a reader's question about storing eggs without refrigeration.

How I Chose a Border Collie as a Working Dog Breed, Part 2: Lessons from a Stock Dog

By Mary Powell

There is an excellent book written by Bruce Fogt entitled Lessons From a Stock Dog that is a must-read for anyone looking to own a Border Collie. There is a series of videos that go with the book and if you get both, it is an investment worth having.

New Beginning from Failure: (Re-)Starting My Self-Sufficiency Journey

By Jeremy Obermeyer

In this short time on Earth, we are given several chances to make ourselves better!

4 Steps to Making Your Backyard Chickens Happy During Winter

By David Woods, Log Cabin Hub

We all know that keeping chickens during the winter can be difficult, particularly when the snow and frost comes!

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