In this podcast episode I discuss the dreaded coccidiosis which is a common problem among homesteaders raising livestock. I talk about what coccidiosis is and how to prevent and treat it.
When someone asks me what my favorite most useful tree on the homestead is I’m quick to answer, The Mulberry Tree! This usually surprises the person asking the question as this tree is considered a burden to many homeowners. In this podcast episode I’ll talk about why I believe it is one of the best trees you can have on your homestead.
Being prepared and keeping supplies around the homestead is a necessity in my opinion. That’s why I think building your very own “Homestead Hardware Store” is a good idea.
In this article I share 7 ways kids can make money by starting their very own business. All of these endeavors will help them to learn all aspects of running a business from bookkeeping to a little hard labor to customer service.
A few years ago I decided to surround my property with a ranch style fence. I searched around for a simple design I liked and settled on this and have been really happy with the way it turned out.
As many of you are doubtlessly aware, homesteading requires creativity and ingenuity. Many folks live sustainably on a small acreage of land. My husband and I find that as the weather warms, our time outdoors increases. Here, on our small homestead nestled in the mountains of Vermont, we have discovered opportunities to expand our living spaces by creating private areas outdoors as well as creatively using outbuildings. .
Someone recently asked me to write an article answering the question “Homesteading is important to me because…” This was easy for me to answer because I believe I’m still walking this earth today because of homesteading. Here’s my story.
Homesteading Is hard work! I’m writing this right now at night because I’m tired and am quite often tired at the end of the day.
So why do it? Is it worth it? These are the questions I often ponder and constantly make me consider why I’m doing this.
Books have always played a big part in my life and while video’s, podcasts and blog posts are useful, the book will always be my favorite resource. Here is a small list of my favorite homesteading books.
Most of us know that today’s conventional lawns are generally unsustainable. Grass not only requires large amounts of water and mowing, but it also provides very little to the native ecosystem. Below are some tips on turning your landscaping into a sustainable wildlife garden that benefits your local flora and fauna.