Homestead Living and Livestock

Practical skills for modern homesteading, sustainable agriculture, and self-sufficient urban or country living.

Nutritional Benefits of Feeding Pumpkin to Chickens

By Shelby DeVore, Farminence

Are you feeding home-grown or market bought pumpkins to your chickens? Here's why you should be considering it!

Upland Game Birds

Join avid hunters Dennis Biswell, Jami and Richard McCabe to discuss the conservation and hunting experience of upland game birds.

Reviewing the American Felling Axe by Hults Bruk

By Fala Burnette, Wolf Branch Homestead

We recently had the chance to test and review The American Felling Axe, hand-crafted in Sweden by Hults Bruk.

Keeping Pygmy Goats

By Shelby DeVore, Farminence

Thinking about raising pygmy goats? These small goats are the perfect breed to start raising livestock.


Making a Milker from a Breast Pump

By Marissa Buchanan, Buchanan's Barnyard

If you have an old breast pump that is collecting dust, put it to use as a milker for your goats!

Five Winters: Two Conscientious Objectors Find Struggle and Salvation in Their 1970s Move Back to the Land

By Jocelyn Harvey with introduction by Kerridwen Harvey

Conscientious objectors to the Vietnam War, in 1969, two former English professors embarked on a politically motivated project of living off the land.

Reflections on Loss of a Beloved Farm Dog

By Mary Powell, Barnyard Weed Warriors

It is never easy when you have to say goodbye to your favorite dog that you've loved and cared about for years.

The ABCs of Homesteading: 'S' is for Seed, Storage, and Spice

By Tasha Greer

Learn what it takes to provide your own food sustenance by saving seeds, storing food, and growing spices or other skills with trading value.

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