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Sustainable Essentials: 8 Necessary Items for Raising Baby Chicks

It’s no wonder chickens are the “homesteading gateway animal.” Here is everything you need to know on caring for baby chicks and keeping them healthy.

Wasteful Society: 80% of Easter Pets End Up Here

“Within the first few weeks of Easter, an estimated 30 percent of all Easter ‘pets’ die, and another 70 percent to 80 percent are abandoned or turned in to shelters.” Our warped society has turned living animals (that require adequate shelter and food), into playthings. And, as with all toys, children grow old of them and move on to other things.

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.

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.

The Ultimate Chicken Crap Composting Guide

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.

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!

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.

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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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22 Ways To Conserve Water In Your Home

Learning ways to practice the art of conserving water now, will help you lower your energy bills and make the most of your water sources during times of emergencies.

8 Reasons to Become a Yardfarmer

Apart from raising awareness about some of the important issues and challenges we face, Yardfarmers is about converting unsustainable suburban developments, urban food deserts, or other neglected land into sustainable, more resilient opportunities for people while building community.

5 Simple Solutions For Composting

Utilize these five easy ways to collect compostable materials to add to the garden. The end result is a full spectrum soil conditioner that will keep your garden thriving.

80+ Items You Can Compost

A passionate composter and urban farmer, this author knows compost. What comes as a surprise to you on this list?

10 Easy DIY Employment Opportunities

Technology has made it so simple to turn your passion into a living income, it’s almost inexcusable not to. You owe it to yourself and all others who will benefit from your participation in that arena.

Video: Convert a Washing Machine Motor to Create Free Energy

In our consumption-based society, as soon as something is broken, we don’t think twice about tossing it to the curb and buying a new one. We do this without realizing the other uses these appliances or their parts could serve us in the future.

10 Easy Survival Seeds to Grow

Those who have started their survival gardens have no doubt learned from a few garden mistakes along the way. Yet through these mistakes, gardeners have stumbled upon wisdom and grown into better gardeners. These experienced gardeners have taken certain factors into consideration before the seeds are planted, and through experience found which vegetables varieties are easier to grow.

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