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

Sustainable Eating: Long Way On A Little Leads The Way

By Hank Will, Editor-in-Chief

Hank is thrilled about Shannon Hayes' latest book: Long Way On A Little

Thoughts not resolutions for 2013

By Mary Carton

My attempt at the Hooligan and my resolution for the year. I'm ready for spring.

Top Ten Chicken Posts of 2012

By Lisa - Fresh Eggs Daily Farm Girl

I thought it would be fun to recap the top ten most-read chicken-related posts on my blog from 2012. Popular topics ranged from coop cleaning to making your own apple cider vinegar to sewing totes from empty feed bags.

How to Make Muscadine Wine

By Texas Pioneer Woman

Learn how to make muscadine wine from muscadines growing in your own yard or countryside.


Tales in the snow

By Minnie Hatz

Fresh snow is soon marked by the tracks of animals foraging, playing, escaping or just living. Even if you don't see the wildlife, enjoy learning more about their habits by reading the tales in the snow.

Splitting Wood by Hand

By C. Dayton

Splitting firewood with hand tools is a skill every homesteader should have. Even if you own a mechanical wood splitter, knowing how to use a splitting maul and wedges comes in handy when the wood is too large or the log splitter can't be used.

Updates from Biggers' Farm: Piglets, Calves, Fishing, Etc.

By Samantha Biggers

Summer and Fall brought piglets and fishing while winter brought a new Dexter calf. In addition new guides to raising chickens and cattle were released on Amazon.

Reasons for Missing Feathers on Backyard Chickens

By Melissa Caughey

Do you have any chickens in your flock with missing feathers? This post will help fellow chicken keepers get to the bottom of why their chickens are missing feathers. It offers possible causes and solutions. A must read for every chicken keeper.

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