Egg replacers for when you have no eggs

I got this list from the woodzone and they got it from some place else which is why I am posting this because it is excellent information if your short on eggs for your emergency food storage or for whenever. “We live in turbulent times. Often the future is unknown; therefore, it behooves us to […] Read more »

Save these Animals By eating them.

Some of these animals are great for small Homesteads, one of my favorites is the Dutch Belted Cow. These Animals Might Go Extinct Because No One Wants To Eat Them       The Steller’s sea cow, the passenger pigeon and the New Zealand moa all went extinct because people developed a taste for their […] Read more »

10 Creative Protein Sources for Chickens

 To Help You Save Money on Chicken Feed The bugs, grass, and pretty much all signs of life disappear for five months out of the year. Sometimes chicken feed, even the best feed, just doesn’t cut it. And if you free-range your chickens, you know that your feed costs go way up when the temperature […] Read more »

How to Butcher a Chicken

This internet tutorial tells (and shows) you how to skillfully butcher a chicken in ten easy steps. Your instructor is Herrick Kimball, inventor of the world famous Whizbang Chicken Plucker. If you want to learn how to butcher a chicken, you’ve come to the right place. (Well not my place but there’s a link at […] Read more »

Icelandic Chickens: A Heritage Chicken Breed

Try Icelandic chickens, a colorful, self-reliant heritage chicken breed, to enjoy flavorful meat and excellent egg production. This is one of those articles that really interested me, these chickens sound like they would be perfect for my 4 acre homestead, Here’s the info from Mother earth news.   Norse settlers brought their home flocks to […] Read more »

How To Butcher A Chicken

I had to put this on my blog, I have chickens that need to be butchered so I need to learn. Great step by step instruction. WARNING: PHOTOS OF BUTCHERING CHICKENS FOLLOW. KNIVES. BLOOD. DEATH. PROCEED WITH DISCRETION. The first of many harvests took place this weekend, as it was time to send our beloved (or […] Read more »

Build a chicken house in a day

Neat idea from  Anita Evangelista at http://www.backwoodshome.com We built our chicken house for around $200. We could have done it for less if we were dedicated scroungers. Three of us put up the 7×18-foot structure in about four hours. For four years it has withstood heat, rain, snow, hail, and high winds, and at various times has […] Read more »

5 Steps to Get the Best Eggs Possible

Great article for me personally since my chickens are on strike at the moment. Treating your layer hens to a little TLC will mean delicious, golden-yolked eggs for your morning breakfast. By Cherie Langlois Back in the days before my layer flock came to enliven life on our farm, I would have picked the egg for […] Read more »

GETTING IT DONE DURING DIFFICULT TIMES

        DIFFICULT TIMES DON’T HAVE TO BE DIFFICULT TIMES A great story to point out the fact that preparing for end times does not need to be elaborate you just need to be determined with what you have and make the best of it and most importantly don’t give up, I was in […] Read more »

Start a 1-Acre, Self-Sufficient Homestead

Expert advice on how to establish self-sufficient food production, including guidance on crop rotations, raising livestock and grazing management. By John Seymour August/September 2011 Perhaps not a 100%  Self-Sufficient Homestead but it gives you a good start and some great advice if your just starting out. Everyone will have a different approach to keeping a self-sufficient […] Read more »