11 Ways to Prepare Your Homestead for a Snowstorm

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The weather forecast is calling for snow. Lots of snow. How do you prepare your homestead for a snowstorm? First, it’s vital to understand the difference between a winter storm watch, and a winter storm warning. A winter storm watch is just that, a watch. There is a potential for a snowstorm in the next … Read more 11 Ways to Prepare Your Homestead for a Snowstorm

Today on the Homestead, This Happened: 2nd Goat Born

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Meet the newest member of the Dodrill Hill barnyard – Rooster! Pearl FINALLY had her first kid a little after midnight. I worried and stressed over all the things that can and often do go wrong during goat births for the past month, but my sweet Nigerian Dwarf girl did it all on her own! … Read more Today on the Homestead, This Happened: 2nd Goat Born

Today on the Homestead, This Happened… 1st One

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Hello, fellow homesteaders and folks dreaming of living on their very own homestead! This is the first installment in the occasional column about the lighter side of living off the land Dan and I thought y’all would enjoy. I will be sharing with you our great success stories, hilarious failures, and a little bit of … Read more Today on the Homestead, This Happened… 1st One

Watch Out for These Homesteading Accidents (Plus the Homesteader’s DIY First Aid Kit)

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Note: this is not medical advice. Neither the author nor www.newlifeonahomestead.com shall be held liable for any misuse of the advice given in this article. If you get hurt, call 9-1-1 or your doctor. Homesteading life is full of all kinds of joy, hard work – and accidents. Agriculture accidents can be gruesomely deadly. The majority … Read more Watch Out for These Homesteading Accidents (Plus the Homesteader’s DIY First Aid Kit)

The Best Homesteading Movies, Documentaries, and YouTube Channels

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There is a lot of video out there on homesteading topics. I have chosen a select few that have truly educated, inspired, and entertained me. I hope you enjoy them, and that they are helpful for you on your journey! Remote Living Alone in the Wilderness IMDB hails this film as a modern-day “Walden.” A … Read more The Best Homesteading Movies, Documentaries, and YouTube Channels

61 Uses for Wood Ash on the Homestead

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There are numerous uses for wood ash around the homestead. Throwing away this useful material when cleaning out the wood burner or fireplace is almost inexcusably wasteful. Wood ash is the powdery residue that is left in the wood burner collection tray or beneath the firewood grate after wood is burnt. It has been used … Read more 61 Uses for Wood Ash on the Homestead