homestead

November 19, 2021
heritage breed turkey

Raising Heritage Turkeys on the Homestead

What a delight to know that you can play a significant part of rejuvenating an endangered breed of animal and preserve a piece of cultural heritage […]
November 6, 2021
Lakenvelder, heritage breed

Why you should consider a heritage breed for your homestead

Thinking of adding poultry, pigs, sheep, horses. or cattle to your homestead? Why not consider a heritage breed? Heritage breeds are the livestock our ancestors would […]
July 15, 2021

Get excited for fall garden planting!

Midsummer with its baked earth, scorching temperatures, and choking clusters of weeds makes the cool, moist soil of spring seem a lifetime ago. The spinach and […]
June 24, 2020
huckster

Remembering the Huckster Route

Long before Amazon delivery vans dotted the roads, the means for many to get their goods delivered was the huckster route. What was a huckster? When […]
July 29, 2019
keeping a rooster, just hens

Say “I do” to the Roo: ten reasons why I keep a rooster

Little did we know when we brought home our very first batch of chicks from the feed store that, among the supposed 12 pullets, were two […]
July 20, 2019

You Know You’re a Homesteader When…

Homesteading is a mindset shift as much as it is a way of life. And for all its noble goals of thrift, simplicity, independence, and back […]
April 14, 2019
inflation

A Penny Saved – one simple way to keep more of your money

“A penny saved is a penny earned” says the old proverb – being careful with your money is as valuable as having a supplemental income! Americans […]
March 21, 2019
homestead, journaling, gardening, chickens, goats

Keeping a Homesteading Journal

If you want to maximize your time and the use of your land, keeping a homesteading journal is a terrific tool in your belt.  Whether you […]

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