Homestead Living and Livestock

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

Growing Fodder for Your Homestead

By Nicole Wilkey

Establish a fodder system to cut feed costs while also increasing nutrition.

How I Chose a Border Collie as a Working Dog Breed, Part 1

By Mary Powell, Barnyard Weed Warriors

Every good cowboy needs a good working dog to help manage livestock. In this series, I relate my experience choosing a herding dog breed and why Border Collies work for me (but not everybody).

The Practicality of an Old Tractor

By Fala Burnette, Wolf Branch Homestead

Antique tractors are often seen today being featured in parades and at local shows. However, some of those tractors continue to serve in the fields and around the farm.

A New Tiny Farm Life in Vermont

By Darby Weaver, Sun Dog Farm

Just as winter rolls in, I've moved back to Vermont onto 20 acres to start a new farm and live in a tiny house.


Purina "Feed Greatness Challenge" 30-Day Update

Check out the most recent updates after 30 days into our experiment with the "Purina Feed Greatness Challenge."

Old World Skills Renewed

By Shane Floyd

The revitalization of the “Back to Basics” movement has brought with it the old world skills that the pioneers once used to survive, but with a modern-day twist.

Thinking of Trying Turkeys? Some Tips For Raising a Small Flock

By Rebecca Harrold

Tips from first timers who raised a small flock of heritage turkeys.

The ABCs of Homesteading: P is for Ponds and Preparedness

By Tasha Greer

This is the 15th blog post in an alphabetically organized introduction to homesteading. It covers climate change preparedness and pond making.

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