When your egg basket runneth over, use these tricks to making the most of your egg supply.
There is some discussion about the idea of livestock being an ideal alternative to the family dog or cat. While I do not agree on livestock animals becoming family pets, I do appreciate the research that went into which animals are child-friendly. See why these three livestock animals are family friendly.
Fermenting chicken feed is an inexpensive and easy way to promoting good gut health. The process is so easy, you will wonder why you haven’t done this earlier!
here is an easy solution to getting your chickens to lay eggs in all of their nest boxes.
Keeping chickens is one of the best decisions I have ever made. My chickens get to free range and I get eggs in return. To thank them for keeping my family fed, I like to make them these tasty suet treats made of their favorite snacks.
The pros and cons of raising livestock, which breeds are most popular and why raising livestock are not only good for your pocketbook, but also a great way of learning to be more self-reliant.
As easy as rabbits are to care for, you do need to be mindful of the kinds of foods that they eat. Rabbits that graze can quickly run into mischief and eat foods that could be deemed deadly.
Using chicken manure is excellent as a soil amendment and hailed as a top choice for organic gardeners. Here are some recommendations to get you started using chicken manure in your compost pile.
You may have done everything right in protecting your dry pantry goods, but there are times when bugs find a way into your food supply. While these infestations may prevent humans from consuming it, take comfort in knowing that all is not lost!
Chickens enjoy a varied diet , and you can put almost anything in front of them and they will happily consume it. But there are a few food types to steer clear of.
Although chickens are very adaptable, they still need a little extra TLC during extreme weather.
Keeping your bee hive safe from bears is essential if you want to enjoy the honey and the health benefits it brings.
Creating your own fodder system is an economic solution to ensuring your livestock receives a well-rounded diet. This nutrient-dense diet will keep your animals healthier and happier in the process, thus reducing vet bills. Keep these tips in mind and create an ever-growing fodder system for your livestock.
America was founded upon an agrarian lifestyle, and farmers were the driving force behind America. Currently, people are trying to find ways to move back to farming in order to grow their own food, to be more self sufficient and less dependent on the government. Back...
Experienced goat herders know that each goat has their own unique personality. Their quirks can be a way of alerting you to their ailments.
This humble product has the ability to fill a large gap in a prepper’s ability to produce high protein feed for his chickens throughout the year.
This modern take on ancient homesteading practices uses hedgerows as a way to use natural resources to create borders, contain livestock and can provide habitat to wildlife and a screen from pesticide drift, and control soil erosion.
Whether you choose to get started with chicks or eggs, quail are an easy way to provide sustainable meat even in small spaces. They’re prolific layers, can be eaten without the meat becoming tough at any time during their lives, and are a great way to get into poultry for the small scale homesteader.
During winter, it is entirely possible to see your hen’s egg production slow down, but there are things you can do to ensure a steady supply of eggs.
Newspapers seem to accumulate the most in homes and knowing its many uses can serve you in a more sustainable manner.
When you are planning your garden, consider adding flowers that serve a purpose of not only assisting in pollination, but can be also be used in dishes. This will help you make most of the limited garden space, not to mention adding fragrant and visually striking appeal to your dishes.
Collecting the best seeds that are absent of abnormalities and finding characteristics in the plant that are appealing will create a more dependable crop source.
Just imagine, a house with a roof full of plant/tree life powering your home.
Stop being a member of the throw-away society and be part of the sustainable solution. Here are 50 of the most thrown away items and clever ways to reuse them.
Using the information from Part 1 & 2, the setup of a water system, decontamination station, and rain catchment procedures entailed to blend all parts together.
All the rugs at Knowle were made on a peg loom, as were cushion covers and the thick toppers that we used on the beds in cold weather.
Even though the days are still cool, there are some seeds you can start today. Here are some cool-season vegetables and growing tricks for a great harvest.
Those that are attempting to adopt the homesteading mindset are trying to re-learn the lost knowledge from our agrerian ancestors, as well as trying to find practical ways to save a buck or two. The homesteading mindset is all about re-purposing items we already have in our possession. Finding ways to re-purpose trash can not only make your lifestyle more “green,”, but it can save you money and time as well.
If you do find yourself in the wilderness and need food, there are a lot of ways to fill the plate for dinner. But you need to learn and practice the skills.
Tarps serve multiple purposes in an emergency situation and are great for long-term uses. Here are 10 practical uses for tarps in an emergency situation.