Category Archives: Homesteading

DIY Compost Bin and Tips for Composting Beginners

For a homesteader or someone that wants to be more self-sustaining, a compost pile is a must have. One bin can improve the health of your garden, increase your crop yield, and reduce your families waste. You can purchase different styles of compost bins or make them yourself. To get you started, I’ll tell you how to make a quick, simple compost bin and share a few tips for composting success.

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Fencing 101: Basics for Your Farm

Proper fencing is essential on the farm; keeping livestock in, pests out. With so many options to choose from, it can be tough to find the right fencing for your project. The information below will help you choose the right fencing for you and give you some tips and tricks for installation.

razor wire farm fence

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Income from the Homestead: Gardening

Homesteading is defined as a lifestyle of self-sustainability. While many people think of homesteading as providing the food needed off the homestead, there is another side that is most important! Income is needed to provide the things that we can’t do or make ourselves on the homestead. Today I want to focus directly on the garden, specifically how we can earn some income early on in the season when expenses are high in anticipation of the late summer payoff.

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How to Set up a Brooder for Chicks

If you’ve recently picked up some young chicks, you’ll want to have a safe space for them to grow. Before you even take your young chickens home, have a brooder ready for them. Today, we’ll cover what you’ll need to make your own brooder at home. Plus, we’ll have a link to a video tutorial so you can follow along with us.

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How to Make Maple Syrup at Home

There are a ton of items that you could make instead of buy. One of the more delicious examples is maple syrup. Any morning that starts with fresh syrup on my pancakes is considered a good day in my book. We’re going to go over each step in the process of making homemade maple syrup from tapping the tree to boiling the sap.

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