5 Reasons You Shouldn’t Start a Homestead

Homesteading

5 Reasons You Shouldn’t Start a Homestead

While it’s easy enough to enjoy the thought of one day running your own homestead, pining for that life of self-sufficiency, the truth of the matter is that kind of life can be taxing, and that’s putting it lightly. Things don’t always go the way we planned, and we’re left scratching our heads...
Mike Fitzgerald Sep 29, 2022
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10 Must-Have Items for Homesteaders

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10 Must-Have Items for Homesteaders

There’s a sincere beauty in the variability of every individual homestead. Each one is located in a unique area, and that comes with its own environmental elements and challenges as well. While I don’t have to worry about the threat of a black bear ripping down fences, or a crippling October...
Mike Fitzgerald Sep 9, 2022
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How to Start a Container Garden

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How to Start a Container Garden

We all want more space. We especially want more space to grow more things, which is especially true for the modern homesteader, mainly because space can be hard to come by. If you live in a city of bustling urban sprawl, but seek to live a homesteader’s life, this feeling is probably commonplace...
Mike Fitzgerald Aug 4, 2022
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5 Things You Need to Start Raising Pigs

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5 Things You Need to Start Raising Pigs

Raising pigs might seem intimidating for some homesteaders, but as long as you have the space and right infrastructure in place, pigs can make a great addition to any farm, ranch, or homestead. Your needs will change depending on why you’re raising pigs and how long you plan to have them on your...
Kitty Galloway Jul 19, 2022
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Plant Propagation: Get More Plants Without Buying Seeds

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Plant Propagation: Get More Plants Without Buying Seeds

Let’s be honest: a lot of people interested in homesteading have some version of a plant problem. And by plant problem, I mean, we love plants. What could be better than to grow more plants from the plants we already have? Here are several easy, sustainable techniques to root, divide, and clone your...
Kitty Galloway Jul 7, 2022
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How to Choose the Right Sheep for Your Homestead

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How to Choose the Right Sheep for Your Homestead

There are many great reasons to add sheep to your homestead. Whether you’re interested in wool, meat, dairy, help with weeds, showing, or all the above, sheep make useful additions to farms and homesteads of any size. Yet the choice between breeds can be tough. The American Sheep Industry...
Kitty Galloway Jun 16, 2022
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5 Unique Duck Breeds for Your Homestead

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5 Unique Duck Breeds for Your Homestead

Ducks fill a niche on the homestead that no other animal can. Various breeds can either give you a whole lot of meat or a whole lot of eggs, but this article will focus on species that are classified (generally speaking) as dual-purpose birds, meaning you get the best of both worlds. You'll be...
Mike Fitzgerald Jun 9, 2022
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What Pig Breed is Right for Your Homestead?

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What Pig Breed is Right for Your Homestead?

If you’ve decided to raise pigs, one of the first decisions you’ll need to make is what pig breed to choose. There’s a wide variety of pig breeds around the world and many have their own unique characteristics. Below are several factors to consider as you decide what breed might be best for your...
Kitty Galloway Jun 2, 2022
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How to Turn Bird Manure into Garden Fertilizer

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How to Turn Bird Manure into Garden Fertilizer

Many folks with backyard flocks of poultry and fowl never realize the goldmine their birds produce. Some people might very well call that a crying shame. The reality is that manure from backyard ducks and chickens is every bit as valuable as other forms of manure yet goes relatively unnoticed, much...
Mike Fitzgerald May 17, 2022
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What Goat Breed is Right for Your Homestead?

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What Goat Breed is Right for Your Homestead?

Congratulations, you’re sold on goats! But what breed is right for you? There are many options to choose from, so you should select carefully based on your space and needs. The first domesticated goats are descendants of the wild Bezoar ibex (Capra aegagrus). From the Zagros Mountains of present-day...
Callie Russell May 12, 2022
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How to Recognize a Broody Chicken

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How to Recognize a Broody Chicken

Chickens can act pretty strange sometimes. But if you raise chickens, one behavior you’ll want to know how to recognize quickly is broodiness. Broodiness in a chicken is important to identify because depending on your goals with your flock, you might manage the situation in two different ways. What...
Kitty Galloway Apr 28, 2022
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