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Best Electric Fence Charger for Horses, Cattle, and Goats

Farm animals of any type can be escape artists, whether it is the goat trying to get out of its yard or the dog who wants to ‘escape’ into your chicken coop. Sturdy fencing can keep this from happening. However – you know your animals better than anyone. You know…

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Ram vs Goat – Do You Know How to Tell the Difference?

Do you know what really gets my goat? People who confuse rams with goats.  True, both are kind of white and woolly with four hooves and a couple of horns, but there are some distinguishing features there if you look closely enough. Is a Ram Strangely Goatee or a Bit…

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Hey there. Thanks for visiting Outdoor Happens! We’re a team of homesteading enthusiasts from all over the world. Our team stretches from the Australian tropics to Portugal, deep south Kentucky, and wintry New England. We work tirelessly to bring you the best in self-sufficiencygardeninghomesteading, farming, raising animals, DIY, going off the grid, and outdoor living.

We all live the homestead life. Homesteading isn’t easy, but if we stick together, we can survive another day. That’s our aim. We’ve scoured the Earth for the most versatile group of homesteading writers. Our authors possess a remarkable variety of skills, and each has a passion they’re excited to share with the world.

But what about me, Elle Meager? I’m the founder of Outdoor Happens! I’m also your permaculture, survival garden, and edible plants chick. I live and work with my husband, Dan Meager. Dan is a qualified diesel fitter and expert mechanic who can fix (and reverse engineer) anything! He’s always tinkering with irrigation systems, compost, soil tests, and fertilizer formulations.

Want to know more about us and our diverse stable of homesteading writers? Read more on our About Us page. We always appreciate your feedback – leave us a comment!

We’ve published over 500 articles. But if you’re unsure where to start, read our Practical Homesteading Skills guide. It features 58 excellent homesteading skills you can start learning today!