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March 12, 2022

Beginner chicken breeds and ones to avoid

Hey there fellow homesteaders. Spring is just around the corner! Which means, chick season!    I have been getting a lot of questions from people about […]
February 22, 2022

Should I let my land go fallow (rest) for a year?

Human beings and even animals need to rest. But what about land? Does the land need to rest?    If you are a gardener, you know […]
February 18, 2022

The skinny on Goats for beginners

I generally find that people have one of two reactions to goats: they go absolutely bonkers over them OR they have a very strong antipathy toward […]
February 8, 2022

Food and economic warnings, and three streams of income

This is a post that I wasn’t sure I was even going to share.   I am a very practical person and I like pragmatic and […]
February 2, 2022
homestead food goals

Setting food production goals without getting overwhelmed

Until I began homesteading, and growing my own food, and learning about food practices, I had no idea what was involved in the commercial growth and […]
January 23, 2022
severe weather preparedness

Travel preparedness, extreme weather, and I-95 Virginia story

Virginia was just slammed by a snow and ice storm that caused cars to be stranded for 27 hours on Interstate 95, while elsewhere thousands in […]
January 16, 2022
citrus sinensis, quinine, hydroxychloroquine recipe

“Miracle herb” and easy immune support recipe and therapeutic

If you’ve been trying to keep yourself healthy this winter, you’ve probably researched some of the astonishing benefits of Vitamin D and its effects on the […]
January 8, 2022
dual purpose chicken

Best dual-pupose (eggs and meat) chicken for the homestead

Why raise a chicken that can function both as a source of eggs and also meat? It’s handy on the homestead because chances are, you’ll find […]
January 4, 2022
Christmas tree, goats, sheep, cattle

Leftover Christmas trees and fall decorations make tasty treats for farm animals

Before you haul your Christmas tree out to the curb, consider donating it to a friend or neighbor with goats, sheep or cattle!   Every year […]