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.
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 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.
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.
Your chickens will love this special treat and you will love the added health benefits of a healthy flock.
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.
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.
Keeping bees can be very time consuming and requires a lot of additional equipment. But the beekeeping industry is going to drastically change thanks to this new innovative product.
It’s that time of year again! The aspen trees on the mountain are turning yellow and there’s a slight cool crisp chill to the air in the mornings. Our fall preparations for winter need to begin soon, and we have already started preparing our flock of ducks for the colder weather that’s coming.
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!
Raising backyard chickens has been trending in recent years, thanks to the sustainability movement. But it could be making your family sick. Eight different states are reporting Salmonella outbreaks linked to backyard chickens.
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.
Chicken coops need a little T.L.C. during the winter months. Here are 6 ways to winterize your coop and keep your chickens warm and cozy.
Before you can reap the benefits of raising animals, you will need to consider first how to feed, shelter, and protect them.
For those of you like me that hate food waste supplementing animal feed in this way might save you a fair bit of cash.
Some people will be able to have both ducks and chickens on their homestead with no trouble whatsoever. We really wanted to raise a flock of something though for the eggs, and eventually made the decision to raise ducks. This is our story of how and why we ended up with 6 ducks and zero chickens.
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.
Keeping your bee hive safe from bears is essential if you want to enjoy the honey and the health benefits it brings.
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.
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!
Finding food in the dead of winter is not impossible, you just need to know where to look and have supplies in place.
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.
There is something about glass jars being used other than their intending purpose that makes a smile creep across my face.
For those without enough property or in an urban or suburban area, an icebox might be a good thing to have, at least as a backup for the refrigerator.
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.
There are so many activities that can be done around a fire pit that you and your family will never get bored.
Plan ahead and you’ll be sitting by a toasty fire in January with a nice steaming cup of your own delicious herbal tea.
Newspapers seem to accumulate the most in homes and knowing its many uses can serve you in a more sustainable manner.
Each generation faces new challenges from a system designed to follow profit-potential rather than the welfare of the people confined within it. Plastics are slowly killing us. Here are 9 mindful ways to start phasing it out of your life.