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Off the Grid
When to Pick Tomatillos for Flavorful, Zesty, and Safe Fruit
How Far Apart to Plant Fruit Trees [7+ Fruit Tree Spacing Tips]
Aphids On Tomato Plants – Complete Guide to Natural Aphid Prevention and Control
A Guide to Growing and Harvesting Spaghetti Squash Confidently
11 Fabulous Thyme Companion Plants! [Fruit Bushes, Herbs, and Veggies!]
How Long Does It Take to Grow a Pineapple? + Pineapple Growing Stages!
Preparedness and Self-Sufficiency
How to Keep Chickens and Outdoor Animals Cool In Summer Without Electricity [10 Ways!]
Can Chickens Fly? What About Roosters or Wild Chickens?
What Chickens Lay White Eggs [White Egg Laying Chickens Top 19]
Rhode Island Red Rooster vs. Hen – Complete Breed Overview
Can Chickens Eat Cantaloupe? Fun Ways to Feed Melon to Hens!
Why Is My Chicken Losing Feathers? Complete Guide to Feather Loss In Hens
7 Dairy Goat Breeds That Make the Best Homestead Milking Goat
In this epic guide, we’re going to brainstorm the best dairy goat breeds and the best goats for milk! But first, there are a few things all homesteaders need to know about…
5 Signs of Hoof Rot in Goats and How to Treat It Yourself
All hoofed animals are susceptible to fungal and bacterial infections of the hoof. Horses often suffer from mud fever, greasy heels, and thrush, while our cloven-hoofed friends – sheep, cattle, and goats…
10 DIY Goat Shelter Plans + Tips for Building the Best Goat Shelter
Raising goats is a no-frills proposition. It can also be a lot of fun, and it is absolutely a lot of work. You must worry about clean water, feed, a pen, and…
Food & The Homestead Kitchen
Best Canned Food for Survival | 2023 Definitive Guide
The best-canned food for survival situations is that which makes you the healthiest and, hopefully,…
How to Keep Flies Away From Food at an Outdoor Party [13 Ways]
There’s nothing worse than inviting guests around for an outdoor party in the backyard and…
How to Prepare for Food Shortage In 2023 [Practical Tips]
How to prepare for food shortage! Do you have a stockpile of essential foods ready…
Projects & DIY
My Simple Outdoor DIY Brick Pizza Oven for Delicious Pizza at Home
I freely admit it. I have always been a big fan of pizza. I have loved eating pizza since I was a kid, but one thing always made me wonder. How simple…
17 Goat Toys Ideas to DIY, Upcycle, and Buy [With Super Cute Videos!]
You have probably seen dozens of videos by now of goats bouncing around, climbing, and generally being silly. Naturally playful, goats make delightful companions – but they need fun and exercise –…
How to Trim Goat Hooves in 8 Simple Steps [Photo Tutorial]
How to trim goat hooves is one of those useful things to know when you’re raising goats on a homestead or farm. Not only does it save you lots of money, you’re…
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