So, Can Sheep Live Indoors?

chicken and sheep inside hoophouse

Many people may question whether sheep can live indoors. All sheep have the same basic needs, after all – nutritious food and water – so you might be wondering whether you can keep sheep indoors as pets. Sheep are highly social and tend to form strong bonds with other sheep and humans alike. Is it … Read more

So, Can Chickens Eat Corn?

chicken eating corn

Corn is one of the “veggies” (actually a grain) that pops up everywhere. It is in every snack and is a fixture at every meal. It is also a regular ingredient in all kinds of animal feed. This begs the question, can chickens eat corn? Yes, chickens can eat corn. Chickens are able to digest … Read more

7 Surefire Ways to Get Rid of Clover in Your Lawn

clover in the grass

Do you have a clover problem? Clover is a nuisance weed when it appears in your lawn, and one that can be surprisingly difficult to get rid of. It spreads quickly and can be hard to eradicate completely without tearing up your grass with it. In this article, we will discuss several ways to get … Read more

So, Does Sugar Go Bad in Heat?

sugar spread on table

There is a lot of debate over whether sugar goes bad in heat. Some people say that it does, and others say that it doesn’t. So, what’s the truth? You can bake with sugar and there aren’t any problems, but what about leaving it at a lower temperature for longer? Does sugar go bad in … Read more

7 Ways to Remove Hard Toilet Stains

toilet

Nobody likes dealing with hard toilet stains. Not only are they difficult to remove, but they can also be embarrassing. Even when your toilet is clean it still appears discolored and dingy. Not a good look, especially when you have company coming over! Whether these stains are caused by hard water or other contaminants, long … Read more

So, Why Do Cows Need to Wear Bells?

two cows with cowbells

When you think of cows, the first thing that probably comes to mind is milk. The next thing that probably comes to mind is the sound of cowbells. But have you ever stopped to ask yourself why we associate cows with the clanking sound of those bells? It’s a valid question… Why do cows wear … Read more

So, Is Dehydrated Food Good for You?

apple slices loaded in the dehydrator

There are a lot of questions about dehydrated food. Is it safe? Is it healthy? Is it appropriate for long-term consumption? Though naturally dehydrated foods have been eaten around the world for ages, the proliferation of factory produced dehydrated provisions and homemade dried food for survival readiness has raised health questions among some homesteaders. So, … Read more

How to Get Worms Out of Compost Easily

worms in vermicompost soil (worm ca

If you’re like most gardeners, you probably compost your vegetable scraps and other organic matter to create nutrient-rich soil for your plants. But sometimes those scraps can attract unwanted guests – namely, worms! Other times, you might be composting specifically because you want the worms in there. Vermicomposting is an effective and eco-friendly way to … Read more

Is Chicory Edible?

chicory plant cichorium intybus

Cichorium intybus or common chicory is a member of the Asteraceae (daisy) family. It’s a perennial herb that typically has blue flowers – rare instances of chicory plants have white or pink flowers. The common chicory is native to Europe and the Mediterranean, and was introduced to the USA sometime in the 19th Century. There … Read more

So What Exactly Can You Store in a Root Cellar?

a root cellar

Root cellars might be old fashioned, but they still work wonderfully for storing food and other goods. This is because they maintain a generally constant, cool temperature and low humidity level, both helping the gods kept in them to last longer than they would otherwise. This simple but highly effective method of preservation has been … Read more