10 Brilliant Ways to Keep Chickens Cool in Summer

Although chickens are very adaptable, they still need a little extra TLC during extreme weather.

Thriving When It Counts: How To Use Bug Infested Food

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!

What to Feed Your Micro-Livestock

Learn some tips and tricks from other homesteaders on what your micro-livestock needs to eat in order to stay healthy to ultimately benefit your family.

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DIY: Grow a Week’s Worth of Livestock Feed For Pennies!

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.

Homemade Chicken Suet Treats

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.

Rabbits As A Survival Food Source

As a prepper who wants to know I can survive some possible disaster scenarios, it makes sense to me, because it’s something I can do “right here and now” as a practical survival skill that isn’t socially unacceptable and which will thus be in place already if some disaster scenario does take place.

Home Remedies for Livestock

Just like humans, animals tend to get ailments, and without proper care, those ailments can turn into serious infections. Learn about 5 home remedies to give livestock to help soothe their ailments.

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Child Friendly Livestock

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.

Sustainable Farming: Starting a Quail Flock

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.

Fruit and Veg Growing in VERY Un-Ideal Conditions

I would advise anyone who wants to grow but think there’s too many problems to think again. Think laterally…and vertically, think outside the box and you will be surprised just what you can grow in a confined space.

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Why Seedlings Get Leggy And How To Fix It

There is nothing more satisfying than getting to watch your newly planted seeds begin to emerge from the dirt. After one week goes by, you will begin to notice your seedlings are getting leggy and barely able to hold themselves up, If that happens, this guide will help you understand what went wrong and how to fix it.

Cleaning Your House May Be As Bad For You As Smoking 20 Cigarettes A Day

A recent study published in the  American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine claims that regularly using house cleaning products could be as bad for your health as smoking a pack of cigarettes a day.  Although it’s difficult to imagine cleaning could be just as detrimental to one’s health as smoking, the research suggests that the chemicals in cleaning products that get inhaled are actually just as bad.

3 Simple DIY Laundry Detergent Recipes From Around the Web

Making your own natural, homemade laundry detergent is one of the easiest parts of a transition to a homesteaders lifestyle and a more natural way of living. Check out these 3 simple laundry detergent recipes you can make from around the web!

10 Holiday Gift Ideas For The Gardener In Your Life!

It’s that wonderful time of the year when we all start thinking about the perfect gift to get for those closest to us. But it’s also time to take advantage of the deals out there and get the best gift for the gardener in your life!

9 Ways You Can Save BIG On Energy Costs This Winter

Heating your home during the winter can be costly and many don’t have the extra money to pay for the uptick in energy costs.  But we’ve come up with a few tips and tricks to help you save your money on energy and use more sustainable ways to heat your home.

Be Energy Efficient This Winter. This is the Best Wood To Heat Your Home

Those who choose to heat their home with wood are becoming fewer and fewer. However, with more interested in a self-sustaining lifestyle and going off the grid, those numbers may begin to rise again.  If you decided to heat your home with wood, there are simply some types of wood that are better to burn in your home.