First Year Building An Off-Grid Homestead


Guest Post: Given the situation I was in, I decided it was time to finally pursue the dream I had as a teenager. It may not be in Alaska but I found a 40 acre lot I could afford and start my homestead. The only thing I had was my truck, a large tent, some tools, and a small generator. Starting from the first day I arrived, I knew this was going to be a challenge.


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The Basics Of Raising Meat Rabbits


In this video I cover the basics of raising meat rabbits. This was recorded from one of our regular online video live events where we discuss a variety of homesteading topics to help and encourage both experienced and beginner homesteaders.


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Planning Your Spring Garden


There is much to consider when you layout a plan for your spring garden and in this article/podcast episode I will help you think through the details and provide you with the tools and knowledge you need to have your best garden so far.


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Keeping Bees for Pollination Without Honey


Over the past several years many people have heard about the problems that the honey bee has been facing. Scientist and the such have labeled this problem as Colony Collapse Disorder. And while many people around the world are studying this and debating its cause and what can be done about it.


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Homesteading In The Winter


Perhaps when one thinks of homesteading they have images in their mind of digging in the garden on a warm summer day or perhaps putting in fence posts while sweat runs down your brow and no doubt these scenes are common on the homestead but in the winter homesteading looks completely different.


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Winter Preparations On The Homestead


Depending on where you live winter can be a trying time on the homestead, but with a little preparation we can weather the storm a little easier and make those long winter months safer and less stressful.

Here are a few things you may need to do before it gets too bad outside.


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Hunting Whitetail Deer To Fill The Homestead Freezer


Homesteading isn’t all about gardening and raising livestock, hunting to supply meat for the homestead is a long standing tradition and way of life for the homesteader as well. Hunting the Whitetail Deer is one the most common and most rewarding hunts a homesteader can partake in. On Today’s podcast I will discuss everything you need to know to hunt whitetail deer and fill the homestead freezer.


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How To Have Amazing Garden Soil by Growing Cover Crops


There are three main ways you can improve the soil in a garden bed, You can use organic mulches to cover the bed, work in soil amendments or you can grow cover crops. All of these methods work well and each have their advantages but cover cropping garden beds seems to be the one people […]


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Neighbors Raise Stink About Noises and Smells at Local Farm


FARMERSLAND, IN – County officials say neighbors of local farmer Ed MacDonald complained at wednesday’s meeting about the sounds and smells of his farm. It is reported that Old Man MacDonald has had his farm long before any neighbors moved into the area. However, neighbors claim they were unaware of what farms smelled and sounded […]

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