7 Reasons to Choose Small Livestock

America has long been the land of “bigger is better”. We love wide open spaces, “Super-Size” meals, big SUV’s, and King sized beds. It is easy to think that this philosophy applies to everything, but it really only works when there are plenty of resources available, which may not always be the case. Here are some reasons that I think keeping small livestock makes a lot of sense…. In good times as well as bad.

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Capturing Wild Yeast

Ahhh yes! The delectable smell of freshly baked bread is spreading through my little cottage today. Few things bring such a sense of hominess and wellbeing to me as slathering butter on a thick slice of hot bread straight from the oven. While there are countless potential combinations of ingredients in a good loaf of yeast raised bread, only four are essential: flour, water, salt, and yeast.

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Growing Mushrooms – Mike Hatfield from Flyway Family Farm

On today’s podcast i’m joined by Mike Hatfield of Flyway Family Farm in southern Illinois. Mike along with his wife and young daughter have a 9 1/2 acre homestead where they do a little bit of everything but their main crop is mushrooms. Mike shares with us a little bit about how he and his wife got into homesteading and how they eventually ended up focusing on mushrooms as their cash crop.

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7 Homestead DIY Kits That Make It Easier To Get Started

Making your own products to use around the house is what self sufficiency and homesteading is all about. But maybe your a little like me and sometimes it’s hard to get started doing something new, well I’ve found when I try to do something for the first time it’s a little easier to buy a ready to go kit.

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5 Ways To Know If You’re A Homesteader

When many people think of homesteading they think about a cabin in the middle of a big woods completely off the grid, living off the land and this certainly can be homesteading at its finest. However these days homesteading has taken on a deeper and somewhat more inclusive meaning, it is characterized by a lifestyle of self-sufficiency and sustainability but this comes in many forms and can look different from household to household.

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5 Cheap Ways To Build A Greenhouse

A greenhouse is something every homesteader should strive for, but good ones aren’t cheap and don’t always fit into the budget. What if you could build your own and not break the bank doing it. Well check out these great DIY greenhouse projects.

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Planning A “Destructive Insect” Resistant Garden

Now is the time to start planning your garden, what your going to grow, how much your going to grow, where your going to grow it and etc. One thing you should be considering is how do I plant a garden that is most resistant towards destructive garden insects.

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