The first animals I brought onto my homestead were rabbits and years later I'm still raising them. They were and still are one of the best livestock options for my property and the benefits are many. Here are 9 reasons ... Read More
Knowing how long it takes to grow potatoes ensures you harvest the potatoes at the perfect time when the potatoes have fully grown and are most delicious. After all, potatoes are one of the most versatile ingredients, growing your own ... Read More
Few things are more fulfilling than witnessing the complete life cycle of your livestock on the homestead. Hatching quail eggs is a great way to experience new life on the farm and it's really easy when you have the right ... Read More
I believe every homestead should be composting in some way if they are growing any food in the soil. Turning organic matter into a valuable garden amendment makes sense for the environment, for your health, and for your bank account ... Read More
You ought to have seen what I saw on my wayTo the village, through Mortenson's pasture to-day:Blueberries as big as the end of your thumb,Real sky-blue, and heavy, and ready to drumIn the cavernous pail of the first one to ... Read More
"Do What You Can, With What You Have, Where You Are"– Teddy Roosevelt Homesteading is hard work! I'm writing this right now at night, and I'm tired and am quite often tired at the end of the day. So why ... Read More
Small yards are not an excuse to not pursue your permaculture homesteading dreams. You can do a lot in a small space and in an urban environment. This property tour is about 5 years into our homesteading journey, recorded in ... Read More
When we talk about homesteading in today's context, we generally mean it very differently than the word has been traditionally used. In today's context, it might be better to identify the term as modern homesteading. Modern Homesteading is the pursuit ... Read More
In my opinion, no permaculture homestead is complete without an orchard. Some of my fondest memories as a kid were centered around my grandparent’s and my parent’s orchard. Being able to go out and pick the fruit of your choice ... Read More
Raising small livestock on a permaculture homestead can have many advantages over large livestock, especially on an urban or suburban farm. Of all the livestock I've raised Coturnix Quail are my favorite for a lot of reasons. Here are 9 ... Read More
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