Advice and resources for beekeeping, livestock, pets, poultry, and wildlife.

Feeling a bit EGGY these days?

By The Homestead Redhead

Have a few too many eggs in your fridge? Here is the solution!

Why not keep pigs?

By The Homestead Redhead

Interested in getting pigs this Spring? Here is some information to get you started.

Raising Goats for Meat and Milk

By Linda Heitman

Linda Heitman shares info on goat breeds and gives pointers on raising goats.

Mountain Lions Are Roaming the Country

By Tim Nephew

Numerous states report cougar sightings.


Chicks and Red Marbles

By Wendy E. N. Thomas

This is how I got a solitary chick to eat and drink.

Basic Stone Masonry

By Jennifer Sartell

Our friend gives us a basic lesson in stone masonry. How to smoothly split a stone into two workable halves.

Frugal Farrowing Pen

By The Homestead Redhead

How we made a secure farrowing pen for our pig without spending a dime!

Building a Coop, Part 2

By Cheryl in Texas

Part 2 of the coop building adventure - the coop get completed enough to move the chicks and ducks in to their spacious new quarters.

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