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.
Sitting in front of a warm fire on a cold night can be intoxicating. But on the homestead, a fire carries much more importance. In many cases, the sole source of heat can come from the wood stove or boiler. Not all firewood is created equal. There are many factors that determine if firewood is good or bad. Species, health, and moisture content are the biggest factors. Today, we will cover what makes for good firewood, and what questions to ask if you should ever need to purchase firewood from someone else.