Homestead Living and Livestock

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

Learning to Homeschool on the Homestead

By Kat Ludlam, Willow Creek Farm

Having a homestead offers so many opportunities for kids to learn in real-life, hands-on ways, while building the family unity.

Chicken Behavior: The Dust Bath

By Fala Burnette, Wolf Branch Homestead

The dust bath is an important part of chicken behavior. Learn why it is so valuable to their well-being, and how to make your own dust-bath mixture for them!

Chicken Behavioral Problems

By Anna Twitto

Learn how to protect your flock from an often overlooked challenge, and that’s mediating disputes between members of your flock.

Labor-Saving Tractor Implements

By Bruce McElmurray

We went for years doing jobs manually and finally discovered there were implements that made the work much easier that quickly attached to our Kubota tractor.


Processing KuneKune Pigs at Home

By Amanda Jo Boener, Luna Hill Farm

A reflection on how killing and processing KuneKune’s pigs at home affected one homesteader’s connection and appreciation for the breed.

DIY Rabbit Hutch From Wooden Pallets

By Sarah Cuthill

Gather a few pallets and get geared up to make your very own spacious rabbit hutch with just a few supplies for under $25 dollars!

Construct a Chicken Moat for Effective Garden Pest Control

By Gene Gerue

Construct a chicken moat for effective garden pest control. Surround your garden with this double-fenced chicken run to keep bugs at bay.

Save Work and Time With the Deep Litter Method

By Vicki Mattern

Deep litter coop management keeps chickens happy and healthy, and it’s easier for you.

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