Homestead Living and Livestock

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

Acorn Fed Pigs

By Nicole Wilkey

Acorn fed pork- a sustainable delicacy!

Shifting Focus To Urban Homesteading

By Anna Twitto

After moving from a rural area to a town, I realized our homesteading journey isn't over

Should You Let Your Chickens Free Range?

By David Woods, Log Cabin Hub

Understanding why you should keep free range hens and what you will need to raise free range hens.

Achieving A Dream Of Remote Homesteading

By Bruce McElmurray

How we achieved our dream of mountain living.


Join a Virtual Book Club for Homesteaders!

By Carrie Williams Howe

There is so much to learn about homesteading, wherever you are in your journey toward self-sufficiency. Join a group of like-minded readers to learn together through this virtual book club!

First Step to Building a Working Farm: Choosing Good Farmland

By Ann B., Poison Ivy Soap Company

When I acquired a 2.5-acre foreclosed property, I went about choosing good farmland that had many features that likely deterred other buyers but made it the right fit for my purposes. Learn from journey assessing farm terrain, water infrastructure for farms, reviving gardens and existing farm structures.

7 Expert Tips for Getting Started with Backyard Chickens

By Claire Woods, Editor of The Happy Chicken Coop

New to keeping backyard chickens? Read what our expert has to say about chicken math, point of lay (i.e. pullets), the pecking order, space your chickens require, using nesting boxes and many more tips.

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