Tips For Hardcore Homesteading

This is some great info and a fun article to read from http://www.backwoodshome.com/articles/clay62.html Jackie’s tips for hardcore homesteading By Jackie Clay   Many of us have a garden and enjoy fresh vegetables during the summer and fall. Maybe we even have a few chickens for eggs and meat. But many of us may want to extend […] 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 »

Staying Healthy on the Homestead

Some nice info from http://www.homestead.org/BettyTaylor/StayingHealthy/Selfcare2.htm Good to know not only in establishing a homestead but also in a TEOTWAWKI situation. by Betty Taylor As good healthcare becomes more and more expensive and ever more difficult to access in a timely manner, it’s important for homesteaders to learn another critical skill: self care.  How do you keep yourself […] 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 »

Perfect Bug Out House

Had to copy this, thought it was pretty cool. Perfect Bug Out House if you can afford it. But then again it might draw a lot of attention to itself if people know where it’s at, better to keep a low profile. It looks like a top secret facility. But just wait until all the […] Read more »

Designing your ideal homestead

A homestead is neither a farm, nor a rural residence; therefore, it presents design challenges that are different from the others. Food for thought for those of us trying to establish a little bit of homesteading of our own. Read more at http://www.countrysidemag.com/86-1/fred_wilson/ A rural residence is basically nothing more than a suburban house plunked down […] Read more »

Ten Things That Make a Survival Homestead

A List is good, but the list that you need to make is about your own property and what you are able to do with it, I have about 4 acres, some people have a lot more land, and a lot have far less. Where you are located, what are your resources, what are you […] 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 »

Living Off the Grid and Thriving!

I like these kind of story’s that show what is possible if you wanted to live off the grid. Although their adjustment to living off the grid wasn’t always easy, this Ontario family is successfully generating its own power and growing its own food. More than a decade ago, my wife, Michelle, and I moved […] Read more »

Raising ducks for eggs and meat; pros and cons

Some great information on raising Ducks for eggs and meat, after reading this I might have to get a few. Read more at http://wildrootshomestead.blogspot.com/ We started off with four Khaki Campbell ducklings and have had as many as twenty-seven ducklings; Welsh Harlequins (beautiful), Saxony’s (big, lovely, heritage), Pekings (meat), Runners (small eggs/little meat -fun), and this […] Read more »