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

The Amazing Honeybee: Start Your Own Bee Hive

By Meg with Modern Roots

The honeybee is fascinating. Along my journey of self-reliant living comes bees. I am setting up 2 colonies and will get about 80lbs a season from 1 hive.

Beulah's Big Morning Out

By Heather Jackson

Cow's just wanna have fun

Fulfillment and Purpose Through Homesteading

By The Homestead Redhead

Feeling burnout and unfulfilled? Homesteading may hold the answer.

Naked Llamas And Fat Cows

By Robyn Dolan 

Mrs. D shears her llamas and talks Mabel the dairy cow into having another calf.


Oregano as a Natural Poultry Antibiotic

By Lisa - Fresh Eggs Daily Farm Girl

Many commercial antibiotics and other medications are not labeled for use in chickens, or have withdrawal periods during which the eggs should not be eaten. Why not try using oregano as a natural antibiotic instead?

Lost Calf Follow Up - Best Friends

By Cheryl in Texas

Cisco saved this little calf's life by finding him when he was less than 24 hours old, separated from his mama and lost. Now they're best buddies!

How to Keep Farm Dogs Safe

By Hank Will, Editor-in-Chief

You want to keep your loveable pets or working companions around on the farm. Learn how to keep farm dogs safe with these tips.

How to Make a Fridge Smoker

By Meg with Modern Roots

We took an old metal 50's fridge and turned it into a large smoker. Now we can smoke our home grown meats for less!

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