9 Interesting Facts about Chickens

chickens inside a large greenhouse

Chickens are domestic birds that rarely get the attention they deserve compared to their more glamorous, wild counterparts. But chickens are actually pretty interesting creatures! Chickens don’t just sit around laying eggs or crowing all day; these varied, beautiful “yard birds” have plenty of personality and there is a lot to learn about them. If … Read more

So, Can Goats Eat Sunflower Seeds?

a goat enjoying some sunflower seeds

Goats eat all sorts of plant matter. So long as it is a plant, or comes from a plant, chances are your goats can get some nutrition out of it. Of course, some exceptions do apply. But how about seeds, specifically sunflower seeds? Can goats eat sunflower seeds? Yes, goats may safely eat sunflower seeds, … Read more

So, Can Goats Eat Mushrooms?

two goats eating some mushrooms

Goats love to eat all sorts of plant matter, from grass and leaves to whole twigs and fruit. There is seemingly nothing that these adventurous herbivores won’t try. However, on occasion they might try some things that they really shouldn’t. How about mushrooms? Mushrooms are a fungus, so not technically a plant. Can goats eat … Read more

So, Can Goats Eat Grape Vines?

goats eating grape vine

Goats are herbivores, but that doesn’t mean they limit themselves to a boring diet of grass and hay. Goats eat all kinds of plant matter, including fruits and vegetables, and even the plants that the fruits and vegetables grow on! Take grape vines, for instance. Can goats eat grapevines? Yes, goats may eat grape vines … Read more

How to Butcher a Chicken the Humane Way

chickens waiting for processing

If you’ve ever asked yourself how to butcher a chicken, you’re not alone. The process can seem daunting, but it’s actually quite simple. In this blog post, we’ll walk you through the steps of butchering a chicken so that you can understand the process and feel confident doing it yourself. Ready to get started? Let’s … Read more

So, Can Goats Eat Kale?


Kale is famous, or you might say infamous, for being one of the healthiest leafy vegetables that you can eat. However, it is not beloved because of its bitter taste and tough texture. Despite this, you might think that kale could be an ideal nutritional supplement for goats. They love greenery, and don’t seem to … Read more

So, Can Goats Eat Straw?

two goats eating straw

Goats eat all sorts of plant matter, but predominantly like to graze on grass, hey, silage and other greenery. Although they’re pickier than most people think, there is no denying that goats are pretty adaptable when it comes to their diet. Most things, so long as it is green they can probably eat it. But … Read more

So, Can Goats Eat Raspberries?

two goats enjoying raspberries

Even though goats are herbivores, they are pretty adventurous and varied eaters, consuming grass, leaves, twigs, vegetables and even fruit. It is surprising just how many different kinds of fruit goats like to eat, from the everyday to the truly exotic. But how about raspberries? Can goats eat raspberries? Yes, goats can eat raspberries although … Read more

What Exactly Is a Leaf Mulcher?


If you have lots of big, mature trees on or around your property, you know what that means: hours and hours of picking up leaves, year in and year out. Everyone goes through it, no one likes it. And everyone wants an easier way to get it done! You might have heard some people recommend … Read more

So, Can Goats Eat Broccoli?

goat eating a piece of broccoli

Goats, despite their reputation, are surprisingly picky eaters. Known as “browsers”, they are fairly notorious for only picking out the choicest bits of vegetation to eat while they roam. Some owners have been surprised to find their goats turn up their noses at produce they thought would be a sure winner. How about broccoli? Will … Read more

So, Can Goats Eat Cucumbers?

a goat eating a cucumber

Cucumbers are one of the most popular veggies in the world. Used in all kinds of salads, appetizers, and cultural dishes, it is hard to imagine cuisine without these cool, crisp staples. But enough about us, how about our goats? Can goats enjoy cucumbers as well? Yes, goats can eat all parts of a cucumber. … Read more

So, Can Goats Eat Carrots?

goat eating carrot slices

If you have goats, you already know that they can be enthusiastic if picky eaters. They may turn their noses up at choice hay one minute only to happily chow down on tree bark the next. It seems like there is no rhyme or reason to what they will or won’t eat sometimes! But some … Read more

So, Can Goats Eat Bananas?

a goat eating a banana

Most goat owners already know that the members of their herd will eat all sorts of plant matter, from grasses and hay to leaves and vegetables, fruits, and seemingly everything in between. However, when it comes to more exotic offerings owners are justified in being cautious, even when it comes to items that we take … Read more

So, How Long Do Clif Bars Last?

holding two clif bars in the forest

If you are like me, you always have a few energy and meal replacement bars stashed here and there to provide a quick bite when required. Kept in a vehicle, stashed in a bug-out bag or wherever, they are convenient and generally filling. One of the best around is the Clif Bar. But considering that … Read more

How To Light Your Home Without Electricity

cooking oil used as part of a DIY lamp

In today’s world, it is hard to imagine living without electricity. One of the biggest advantages you’d lose is electric lighting, something most of us take for granted. But what if there was a long-term power outage and you had to find a way to light your home? Or what if you were just living … Read more

How to Recondition Gasoline Step-by-Step

two red gasoline canisters next to a power generator

If you live on a hard-working homestead, chances are you have plenty of vehicles and other machines that use gasoline to run. Smart homesteaders will always keep a good supply on hand so they don’t get caught short at a critical moment. However, it rarely fails that some stored gasoline, either in a can or … Read more