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 »

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 »

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 »

Best Animals for the Small Homestead

If one of your goals is self-sufficiency (or close to it) and you’re not a vegan, you’ll need a source of milk, eggs, and possibly meat. Even if you are a vegan, keeping animals on your homestead can provide you with natural fiber or wool to sell. Raising your own animals also gives you peace […] Read more »

Dutch Belted cows perfect for a small homestead.

Dutch Belted cows are an ideal dual-purpose homestead addition, providing just the right amount of nutritious milk and meat. The first time I read about dutch belted cows  I decided I wanted one, but they are a little hard to come by because they are a Heritage breed, and compared to a Holstein theres not that […] Read more »