There are two basic ways to build a rabbit hutch. One is with an outdoor self-contained hutch. These typically have wooden frames and wire cages, and two to four rabbits are kept in each of the hutches. These units are portable and can be moved around in the shade to keep the rabbits cool in... Read More
Have you ever considered adding fruit trees to your emergency food plan? Producing your own food is a great way to not only supplement your food storage, but to control your food supply. Homegrown apples are a great resource for your emergency reserve.
Fruit trees provide shade during the hot summer months. They are also a good... Read More
It's springtime, which means it's baby chick time. Whether you are raising chickens for pets or for a food source, you're going to want to follow some steps to make sure they stay healthy enough to grow into functional chickens. Here are some tips to help you start your newborn chicks in the right direction.
Brooder... Read More
If you're considering adding another level of preparedness to plan, you've probably considered adding a goat or two. (Click HERE for a blog that will help you make the right decisions when buying your goats.) Once you have the goat, however, what can you do with the 90 quarts of delicious, nutrient-dense goat milk you... Read More
In the event of an emergency, one of the most important things you'll need is a good source of water. You can't always trust municipal water facilities to export clean, uncontaminated water. To take control of your water, an easy solution is to dig your own well. While there are different options when it comes... Read More
A tripwire is one of the easiest, most basic ways to protect your home. It can act as a first alert, or as a more complicated alarm. Even better, a tripwire alarm is a simple project that takes minimal time, yet can be extremely beneficial to you and and your family.
The basic tools you need... Read More
It’s that time of year where friends and families have barbecues and late night summer parties. And what better way to celebrate than to smoke your own pork, sausages and steaks? Some may have the means to purchase an expensive smoker while other homesteaders prefer to be a little creative and use already accessible materials... Read More
Deciding what plants will do well on your homestead is actually a little more strategic than most people think. Light, temperature, humidity, and soil moisture can all greatly affect how well your plants do throughout the year.
Light – It is important to take into consideration how much light certain plants will need in order to... Read More
If you start to raise chickens to be more self-sufficient, you want them to be as productive as possible. But what if they aren’t laying as many eggs as you’d hoped?
The most common reasons that chickens aren’t laying eggs is because they are too young, too old, the hours of daylight are too short, it... Read More
We’ve talked previously about caring for chickens on a homestead. But most people aren’t raising chickens just as pets - they’re raising them to eat!
So, what is the best way to kill, pluck and prepare a chicken?
Below, we’ve prepared some instructions on how you can do that. Take a look at the instructions and be... Read More