Homestead Living and Livestock

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

Fat and Sassy Kunekune Pigs

By Laura Berlage, North Star Homestead Farms

Friendly and great grazers, here's a peak into life with raising heritage Kunekune pigs on the homestead.

6 Steps to Picking your First Chicken

By David Woods, Log Cabin Hub

This article will walk you through the key things you need to consider when choosing your breed of chicken. From cost efficiency to friendliness to humans, we have covered the six key steps to picking the perfect breed for you.


Why a Kangal Dog is the Perfect Dog to Protect Your Farm

By David Woods, Log Cabin Hub

I want to take the opportunity today to share with you an overview of the breed, why I think they are a perfect flock guardian and some advantages of the breed, in hopes on convincing you of their superb potential.

Foraging for Black Raspberries

By Rebecca Harrold

Black raspberries are a seasonal treat that are well worth the effort it takes to collect them.

Rule #4: Don’t Worry About What Other People Think

By Forrest Pritchard

The trouble is, opinions and useful advice can easily be conflated as one and the same. From my experience, they’re not.

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