Storing Animal Feed to Prevent Spoilage and Pests

horse eating from a bucket

Keeping animals on the homestead reduces the family’s grocery store expenses, infuses more healthy whole food into the diet, and is often quite a joy. However feed storage is often an imposing obstacle that must be dealt with properly. If animal feed is not stored in a manner that prevents spoilage and rodent infestations you … Read more Storing Animal Feed to Prevent Spoilage and Pests

How to Make Dandelion Infusion and Tincture

dandelion infusion

Dandelion infusions and tinctures have been used to garner the high nutrient content contained in the flowers, leaves, roots, and stems, and also to harness the potential natural medicinal properties the plant parts contain. Making a dandelion infusion is neither difficult nor expensive, but it does require both time and patience on the part of … Read more How to Make Dandelion Infusion and Tincture

Can You Get Chagas Disease from Assassin Bug Bites?

If you’ve been following the news or social media, you may have heard of the deadly Chagas disease. On this note, you might have heard rumors that Chagas disease is spread by assassin bug bites. If you’re asking yourself, “can you get Chagas disease from assassin bug bites?” the answer, unfortunately, is yes. You can … Read more Can You Get Chagas Disease from Assassin Bug Bites?

Chicken Coop Ventilation and Why It’s Critical

the inside of a chicken coop

The coop is supposed to be a safe and healthy place for your chickens to live. In order for them to be healthy you need to allow for ventilation. With a poorly ventilated coop, your chickens can develop respiratory problems. Without proper ventilation the ammonia from the chicken droppings will accumulate and cause breathing problems … Read more Chicken Coop Ventilation and Why It’s Critical

How to Control and Get Rid of Kissing (Assassin) Bugs

An assassin bug infestation is no laughing matter. If you’ve ever dealt with these pests before, you know how frustrating it can be to have them on your property. Although some types of assassin bugs are completely harmless to humans and would rather spend their entire life cycles outside in your garden, munching on garden … Read more How to Control and Get Rid of Kissing (Assassin) Bugs

How to Prepare Your Homestead for Blackouts and EMPs

house in the dark

In today’s uncertain times, homesteaders are concerned about a variety of issues. Thanks to the latest outbreak, many homesteaders are stepping up the pace to prepare for emergencies. If they’re not laying in supplies, they’re preparing the homestead for a higher production yield to ensure plenty of food, but, what happens if there is a … Read more How to Prepare Your Homestead for Blackouts and EMPs

Raising Fiber Goats: Everything You Need to Know

cashmere billy goat

Starting a homestead-based business is a dream shared by many folks, regardless of how small or large the plot of land they live upon. Raising fiber goats on the homestead can be both an enjoyable and a lucrative endeavor. Keeping miniature or standard size fiber goats can help turn that dream into a reality – … Read more Raising Fiber Goats: Everything You Need to Know