The 11 Best Egg Laying Chickens: Real Homesteaders Tell All

The Best Egg Laying Chickens

It’s hard to figure out what are the best egg-laying chicken breeds, so look at what real homesteaders have to say! The main reason most people raise backyard chickens is because they want a fresh supply of eggs. Nothing compares to gathering warm, fresh eggs each morning and turning them into delicious meals for yourRead more

Can You Raise Chickens and Ducks Together? Yes! It’s Simple

How to Raise Chickens and Ducks Together

I wanted ducks for a long time, but I had no idea if I could raise chickens and ducks together. So, I delayed buying ducks for the longest time. I looked at all of the breeds online and stopped to look at the ducks at our local farm & fleet store, but I never pulledRead more

Keep Chickens Cool: 12 Tips to Use This Summer

Chickens in the Summer

Keeping your chickens cool in the summer is more important than winter care. Everyone is always so worried about their chickens handling the cold temperatures of winter, but the real concern is keeping chickens cool in the summer. Even though they’re farm animals, chickens are still vulnerable to heat stroke and other problems brought onRead more

Cloth Diapers During an Emergency: How to Get Started

Cloth Diapers

Having cloth diapers during an emergency can be extremely helpful. Whether you’re facing a job loss, a hurricane, or the current pandemic, diapers are pricey, and we don’t always have access to diapers. With my youngest, we switched to disposable diapers after using cloth diapers for ten years, and I now have to worry aboutRead more

9 Raising Baby Chicks Supplies You Need to Have

Raising Baby Chicks

Do you want chicks but need to know the supplies required for raising baby chicks? Raising baby chicks might be one of my favorite parts of spring homesteading. Each spring, we get more chicks, and I love to see my children fascinated with them. Last year was the first year that my daughter, Jolene, gotRead more

Fermenting for Beginners: A No-Fail Guide to Get You Started Like a Pro

Preserving the harvest is an essential part of being a homesteader, but you don’t want to rely entirely on canning. Fermenting is a simple, quick preservation method, and homesteaders are re-discovering this method. Trust me, fermenting for beginners isn’t as hard as you might think. I put off learning how to ferment for quite someRead more