Homesteading Books

I wanted to take a minute to share some Homesteading Books that are worthwhile and will help you grow as a homesteader. Sometimes it is difficult to find ways to grow your knowledge and increase you effectiveness. I prefer the hands on method of learning but if no one will come teach you then you will have to learn somewhere. Books are a great way to increase you knowledge and can give you ideas that you[…]

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What is homesteading?

What is homesteading? Well if you want to get technical you can follow this link to see the definition. Most people think of homesteading as a pioneering lifestyle, but in current times homesteading is becoming something a bit different. I would say that, it is more of a state of mind than anything else. When people get tired of the “grind” and want something more, they reach out to their ancestors and the way they lived. They are[…]

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What is a Farm, Ranch, or Homestead?

What is a Farm, Ranch, or Homestead? I have been asked several times what is the difference between a farm, a ranch and a homestead? So today I am going to try to explain the differences between each of them and then, hopefully explain that none that really matters anyway. Besides there is no sense in putting time and effort into what it is called. All that really matters is that it is home, Right?

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How to protect livestock from predators.

How to protect livestock from predators. When you keep animals, eventually you will run across something that wants to eat them. From chickens to goats, from sheep to cows, they are all on the menu for some wild critter. You want to make sure that you keep your animals safe, after all they won’t be able to fill your needs if they end up a coyote snack. How to protect livestock from predators. Your first[…]

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