Muscovy Ducks for homesteading

Muscovy are the only domestic ducks that are not derived from Mallard stock. Originating from the Caribbean Mosquito Coast of Nicaragua and Honduras where the native culture values them for their meat, Muscovy aren’t really ducks, but rather large perching waterfowl (Cairina moschata). Muscovy ducks are great on the farm to control insects the natural way. They […] Read more »

Earthships or Earthhomes, best of all Off Grid

Some of these homes are goofy looking but most are very cool and most preppers I know would probably love to build one. . Earthships are 100% sustainable homes that are both cheap to build and awesome to live in. They offer amenities like no other sustainable building style you have come across. For the […] Read more »

A Self-Sustaining Homestead

How To Create Your Own 1-Acre, Self-Sustaining Homestead Illustration by: Dorling Kindersley There are endless ways to create your own self-sustaining homestead using 1-acre of land. Some people prefer to keep cows, goats, pigs and hens, while others prefer to keep animal livestock to a minimum, or none at all. With or without livestock, your […] 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 »

Reasons to Start Homesteading Today

By Jill Winger So, you say you’re still on the fence about homesteading? I get it. I really do. Attempting to make the switch from buying all your food at the grocery store without a second thought, to someone who suddenly has an insatiable desire to garden and milk goats is quite the transition… Ya […] 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 »

Shipping Containers or Box Culverts

I put a post on my blog about shipping containers but this sounds a lot better, safer, and cheaper. If you have looked into bunkers you may have read a lot about using shipping containers to do build them out of. I need you to read this article why you shouldn’t bury shipping containers before […] Read more »

What Is Hügelkultur? It’s, Compost

Many different ways to do compost, Here’s another one. Build healthy soil your garden can rock out in with this German compost technique. By Erica Strauss Courtesy Jon Roberts/Wikimedia Lasagna gardening. Sheet composting. No-till gardening. You’ve probably come across these and similar gardening techniques before. They are all slightly different variations on building a raised bed […] Read more »

Aquaculture Pond Construction

A few websites with nice information on Aquaculture and Permaculture Infographic: Aquaculture Pond Construction Use this visual diagram of an aquaculture pond to consider the best way to build your operation. By Rachael Brugger, Associate Web Editor; Illustration by Tom Kimball If done the right way, freshwater fish farming can be a great value-added opportunity […] Read more »

10 Things you need to do to prepare for the move to the country

A nice article by Luke Lee from Backwoods Home Magazine, some good advice from those people who plan on Bugging out. There are three kinds of people who read this magazine: those already living in the country, those actively preparing and planning to make the move to the country, and lastly those who fantasize about […] Read more »