Category: Homesteading

Oct 12

Beginners Guide For Keeping Chickens

Have you ever considered raising your own backyard chickens? Today is #NationalFarmersDay, and in celebration of farmers everywhere and anyone who has ever had a spark for farming, we have a guide for everything a beginner needs to get started keeping chickens. Chickens have been domesticated for most of human history, and remain a mainstay …

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Sep 25

How to Make Apple Cider Vinegar

Apple cider vinegar is known to be a natural remedy for many ailments, a cleaning agent, and a tangy ingredient in many dishes, which is why it’s worth trying to make at home at least once! If you haven’t made your own apple vinegar before, try this simple technique. What You’ll Need 3 medium sized …

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Sep 25

Cider Making: Five Incredible American Cider Apples

Cider was America’s first beverage. Not the apple juice we call cider, but real cider… hard cider. In colonial times water was not clean enough to drink. The fermentation process that juice must go through before it becomes hard cider kills most pathogenic bacteria. As a result, in those times there was nothing safer to …

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Aug 06

How to Make Crawfish Traps From Plastic Bottles

You can call them crayfish, crawdads, or mudbugs; crawfish happen to taste great. This is reason enough to get out and catch some craws. You can just use your set of hands, a piece of raw fish head, and an inexpensive trap. Many styles and sizes of traps are employed in trapping crawfish. Making crawfish …

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Aug 06

7 Things You Should Know Before Starting a Homestead

Are you tired of the rat race? Would you like to start living a simpler life? If so, homesteading may be a good option for you. When most of us think of homesteading, we imagine a log cabin similar to the one used by the Ingalls family in the pioneering days of this country. But, …

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Aug 06

Natural Goat Care

Therefore, natural care for goats requires that proper structures should be built to house these goats as well as finding the best conducive environment in other to yield the best results. Environment Goats need some kind of shelter whether it is a small barn or shed. Although they do well in cold environments they can …

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Jul 11

Apartment Homesteading: Top 4 Ways to Homestead in the City!

You live in the city, and you LIKE your urban lifestyle. Yet you like the idea of being self-sufficient, eating organic produce, making homemade food, paying less for groceries, being more independent… The basic tenets of homesteading and self-sufficiency definitely appeal to you. I have good news for you! Even if you have NO balcony, …

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Feb 11

What Is Spoon Butter And How Do You Use It?

Caring for wood kitchen utensils or old wood ware (often called treen) might seem like a simple task. A lot of people do nothing to their old wooden items. But as wood ages, it dries out and can crack or warp. If you have old or collectible wooden items such as spoons, bowls, and cutting …

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Jan 28

Care for Sheep – How To Properly Handle Sheep With a High Chance of Success

Are you strongly considering getting into the sheep raising business? Whether you’ve decided to raise sheep for profit or for hobby, there are some things that you must know before you get started. If you want to be able to raise happy and healthy livestock, you should first ensure your passion for raising animals, especially …

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Jan 28

How To Raise Sheep – 5 Things You Need To Consider When Planning For Sheep Housing

Though it’s easy to overlook the importance of having the proper sheep housing for your herd, this is actually one of the more crucial factors that you’ll need to deal with when taking proper care of sheep. Sure simple shelters may seem adequate enough for those living in areas with mild temperature, but if you’re …

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