Raising Rabbits: Colony or Cages?

Today is Day 20 of our 30 days of homesteading Q&A on the podcast where we are answering your questions about homesteading by featuring one question per episode and providing an in depth answer for 30 episodes.     Today’s question is “I’m going to start raising rabbits for meat but i’m trying to decide if I […]

The Inspiring Side Of Urban Homesteading

Recently I have been checking out a few websites of folks making a difference in the world through urban homesteading. One of the things I find inspiring about these folks is the community involvement that seems to take place and the positive change their urban homesteading endeavors seem to have throughout that community. Here are […]

The Sprouted Pitchfork, Book Giveaway and Greenhouse Kits

  The Sprouted Pitchfork . Found another good podcast a couple days ago that just got started a few months back, it’s called “The Sprouted Pitchfork” and I like it. It is hosted by Dustin Ogden and he has a casual interview style with his guests and is a pretty entertaining guy. It’s one I […]

Christmas Traditions at The Small Town Homestead

So often on the homestead we focus on other seasons of year, in the spring we are planting, in the fall we are harvesting, but this time of the year for us is a season of traditions. It really begins the Friday after Thanksgiving when our bellies are still full, we put on some classic Christmas music and dig all the decorations up out of the basement, we put up the tree and set out all the trinkets.

Changing The Rabbitry and Preparing For Quail

Changing the Rabbitry Over the last year and a half my rabbitry went from cages to a colony setup in a 10′ x 24′ pen and now is getting taken back to cages. Why? When I first left the cages for the colony it was for a few reasons. First was my own desire to […]

Preparedness and Homesteaders Everywhere

Preparedness I was reminded today of the importance of being prepared. My 2003 Trailblazer broke down on the way to work this morning, it was 1:30 a.m. and 28 degrees outside. I had to push it about 2 blocks into a parking lot to get it off the road and walk about a quarter mile […]

Pond Aquaponics and Thanksgiving Leftovers

Existing Pond Aquaponics I have been putting a lot of thought into installing aquaponics into my backyard design. I’ve considered every design out there and thought about placement and function, but one thing I had not considered until today was using my small existing backyard pond to build from rather than building a whole system. […]