Homesteading

How to Choose the Right Sheep for Your Homestead

Homesteading

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

Homesteading

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?

Homesteading

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?

Homesteading

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

Homesteading

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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5 Things You Need to Start Raising Ducks

Homesteading

5 Things You Need to Start Raising Ducks

The domestic duck has come a long way from what it used to be. And frankly, there’s never been a better time to add some to your homesteading operation. The truth is that raising ducks is actually a little easier than chickens for many reasons, but there are certain things to keep in mind before you...
Mike Fitzgerald Apr 19, 2022
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How to Make Deer Tallow Soap

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How to Make Deer Tallow Soap

One of the greatest feelings after a successful hunting season is the satisfaction of providing for yourself and your loved ones. Anticipating all the delicious meals ahead, where the star of the table is something you acquired with your own hard work, makes all those chilly days in the stand or...
Silvan Goddin Mar 21, 2022
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5 Things to Do With Goat Milk

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5 Things to Do With Goat Milk

There are over a billion goats in the world. It’s not surprising that about 65% of the world’s population drinks goat’s milk. The United States is starting to recognize the value of raising goats for dairy production more and more. Goat's milk has many nutritional advantages not found in other...
Callie Russell Mar 10, 2022
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Video: Misty Newcomb Joins Wild + Whole

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Video: Misty Newcomb Joins Wild + Whole

Hey everyone, my name is Misty Newcomb and I'm super excited to announce that I'm becoming a contributing member of the Wild + Whole team. I'll be providing insight and tips on a life lived close to the land, all of which I've learned from the generations of farmers who came before me and from...
Misty Newcomb Feb 17, 2022
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Why You Need Goats on Your Homestead

Homesteading

Why You Need Goats on Your Homestead

Goats were one of the first animals domesticated by humans, if not the very first. For 10,000 years they've been by our side, feeding us, clothing us, and fertilizing the soil. It’s no wonder people around the world still rely on goats for their primary sustenance. My journey with goats started when...
Callie Russell Feb 7, 2022
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