September Homesteading Chores by UDSA Zone – Handy guide to garden and barn chores for the month of September according to your hardiness zone.
Plan your August homesteading chores according to your USDA Zone. Homesteading chores for fields, livestock, and gardens for USDA Zones 1 – 11
Ideas for Making Money from Your Homestead Do you want to make money from your homestead? You’re not alone! Many people dream of leaving the ‘burbs to buy a little… Read more »
How to tell if your chickens are too hot and what to do to keep chickens cool in the summer. Heat stressed hens don’t lay eggs!
Plan your July homesteading chores according to your USDA Zone. Homesteading chores for fields, livestock, and gardens for USDA Zones 1 – 11
Raising Eco-Friendly Chickens to Decrease Your Environmental Impact Is raising eco-friendly chickens one of your homesteading goals? Are you looking for ways to decrease your carbon footprint? One of the… Read more »
Plan your June homesteading chores according to your USDA Zone. Homesteading chores for fields, livestock, and gardens for USDA Zones 1 – 11
What should you do with unwanted roosters? When ordering pullet to raise your own laying hens, you could end up with an unwanted rooster.
Gardener’s Rescue Hand Salve helps repair and heal rough dry hands. This easy recipe saves money and reduces waste!
Growing organic strawberries is a great way to provide healthy fruit for your family and save money! These small fruits may be grown even in urban areas!
Plan your May homesteading chores according to your USDA Zone. Homesteading chores for fields, livestock, and gardens for USDA Zones 1 – 11
Knowing how to save money on your homestead is a great way to become more self-reliant and save for the future.
Do you want to start a community garden? If you live in an urban area you may not have space to plant a garden at home. The high cost of groceries or a lack of nutritious produce in your area may have you wondering how to provide healthy meals for your family. Starting a community garden with other like-minded people might be the answer you’re looking for!
Safely heat your chick brooder! There are safer alternatives to heat lamps. If you must use a heat lamp, do so safely! Or brood chicks during warm weather.
How to use hay or straw in the garden as mulch, to protect plants, or for creating cold frames, paths, or straw bale gardens. What you need to know!
Pasture-raised ducks are happier and healthier than ducks raised in confined conditions for their eggs and meat.
How to join a community garden? If you would like to grow your own food, but don’t have the space, find a community garden near you…here’s how!
Heat tolerant chicken breeds are the best choice for hot climate homesteads. Choose the best breed for your area and help them stay cool in the heat!
Plants that attract pollinators to your garden are a great addition to your yard or homestead. Many of our food plants will not produce a harvest for our tables without pollination. Hummingbirds, bees, butterflies, and many other insects travel from flower to flower looking for nectar and pollen to consume. In the process, they pollinate countless flowers.
Cold tolerant chicken breeds are the best choice for homesteaders living in northern climates. Choose cold hardy breeds for your homestead!