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 »

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 »

Learning Skills for your Modern Homestead

     The best way to start into homesteading is to just jump right in, pick something that your interested in doing and go for it. For me that was learning how to garden a bit better then I have in the past, and then we added a couple pigs and then some chickens. Later on […] 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 »

Do it yourself Pallet Greenhouse

Having a greenhouse can be an invaluable tool in your garden, as it opens up many different growing possibilities, and can be a huge season extender in areas where the number of good growing days is limited. Greenhouses make it easier to get new seedlings started and help to protect plants from spring and fall […] Read more »

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 »

Planting guide per person

 A nice simple list. How many seeds/plants do you need to plant if you want to feed your family fresh produce during the growing season, and can enough to last the rest of the year? The planting guide below gives you a good idea of how much of each plant/seed you will need per person, as chart […] 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 »