10 Awesome Tips You Never Knew About Using Wood Stoves That May Change Your Life

Aside from using wood stoves to stay warm and cook food on, here are 10 tips you never knew on how to get the most out of your wood stove.

6 Old-Fashioned Ways to Predict the Weather

Whether you’re in a field environment, camping mode, or just trying to figure out whether you can repair the shingles on your barn before the rain hits, it is important to gauge what you see and compare it to what will be.

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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.

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.

Baby Chicks Need Love Too: 6 Natural Treatments for Common Chick Ailments

Let’s say you did everything by the book and researched the chicken breeds you wanted, set up all the equipment beforehand, and gave your chicks everything they needed to thrive; but for some reason they aren’t. While there could be a myriad of reasons why this could be, my guess would be on one of these seven common ailments.

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?

Sustainable Farming: Expert Advice for Breeding Rabbits

Breeding rabbits isn’t rocket science, but does require special care during this time. This segment of our sustainable farming series details tried and true methods of breeding your doe and how to ensure the kits are delivered healthy.

[Video] Why You Should Consider Quail For the Urban Homestead

Raising food sources in urban settings or those living in close proximity to others can pose a problem for some. Urban homesteaders have started efforts in finding microlivestock to raise that will provide adequate nutrition as well as can be raised in small spaces and not annoy neighbors.

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Reduce Waste: How To Make The Most Of Your Autumn Leaves

The end of the summer garden is always bittersweet for me. I miss my daily fresh cut lettuce but I also love the falling leaves and bright reds and oranges of autumn. Luckily, those fallen leaves are more than just pleasing to look at. In this helpful guide, we’ll walk you through a few easy ways to use your fallen autumn leaves as a zero waste and cheaper options around your place.

Can A Home Garden Produce Enough Food To Live On?

Have you ever wondered why you should start your own garden when food is readily available at grocery stores?  What about those who would love to be self-sufficient to the point of living off the food they can grow on their own land? The simple answer is yes, this is possible, but it will take hard work and dedication.

From Tree To Table: Tips For Fresh Maple Syrup

The freshest, unprocessed, maple syrup comes directly from trees and you can tap into all of that yummy goodness yourself! Not only does maple syrup taste great, but it can be a potent natural medicine with additional health benefits as well!

How To Best Prepare Yourself For The Coming Financial Crisis

Many financial analysts believe the United States economy is in a dire situation. Peter Schiff, who accurately predicted the 2008 recession has come out and declared we will all live through another Great Depression, only this time, it’ll be much worse than before. But there are ways to prepare for such an event, and we’ve gathered some helpful tips and tricks to help make the process a little more smooth.

Vegetable Consumption Increases When Children Learn To Garden

Most of us know by now that increasing our consumption of fruits and vegetables and limiting processed foods will lead us down a path of nutritional sustenance and health for years to come. Now studies are even suggesting that simply teaching a school-aged child about the importance of gardening and growing your own food can cause them to make the choice to eat more vegetables.