Brush Hogging 101 – Everything You Need to Know

Two types of brush hogs connected to tractors

Maintaining quality pastures and hay fields, as well as “grubbing” wooded survival homesteads to create more grazing and gardening space requires diligent tending to the land. Brush hogging livestock areas and woodlots is the primary way to rid the area of weeds that choke out grass growth, and to clear the land for agricultural use. … Read more Brush Hogging 101 – Everything You Need to Know

25 Uses for Epsom Salts in the Garden and Around the Homestead

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Epsom salts are inexpensive, easy to find, and have copious amounts of uses in the garden, house, and around the homestead. The handy little carton or bag of magnesium sulfate should also be a part of any natural first aid kit. We do not use any chemical is our homestead growing plots or apothecary patch. … Read more 25 Uses for Epsom Salts in the Garden and Around the Homestead

How to Make a Dirt-Cheap, Predator-Proof Chicken Run

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The chicken run, the hangout of your feathered friends. It serves as protection for your flock, and also encourages natural behavior to allowing them freedom and entertainment. It is always best to customize and build the run that will suit your birds. You need to take into consideration the size of your flock before building … Read more How to Make a Dirt-Cheap, Predator-Proof Chicken Run

How To Make Red Clover Detox Tea

red clover tea

Red clover is foraged for both its medicinal and nutrient-ish edible properties. This all natural detox tea is filled with antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals that can also help boost the immune system and reduce inflammation. Taking just a single cup of red clover tea may help prevent harmful organisms that cause infection from making you … Read more How To Make Red Clover Detox Tea

Three Sisters Stew Recipe With Tomatoes

Three Sisters Stew

Three Sisters stew is filled with the protein, fiber, and vitamins that are necessary to keep the body strong for homesteading or survival homesteading chores. This ancient Iroquois recipe was created to make use of every last ounce of a bountiful harvest from their traditional garden guild growing methods. The Three Sister Garden provides all … Read more Three Sisters Stew Recipe With Tomatoes

How to Identify Goldenrod (Plus Foraging Tips)

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Goldenrod is a superb plant for novice foragers to discover because it boasts a plethora of edible and medicinal uses. But, this hardy wild “weed” does also have some potentially lethal look-alikes. There are about 130 species of goldenrod plants. All of the species except one, white goldenrod, feature bright yellow blossoms. Each of the … Read more How to Identify Goldenrod (Plus Foraging Tips)