How Much Does Raising Chicken Meat Cost?

Raising chickens for eggs and meat is a great way to make sure you have a good supply of food. You might be surprised to learn the cost of raising chicken meat on your property. There are many things you need to know before you get started. The process of raising chicken meat starts with … [Read more...]

Make An Egg Gathering Apron From A Pillowcase

Do you like to shop for fabrics at thrift stores to use for craft projects? Many thrift stores will have a variety of items like pillow cases that can be perfect for a lot of projects. A fun project that you can do at home is to make an egg gathering apron from a pillowcase. Most people who raise … [Read more...]

How To Make Your Own Smoke Pit

Do you like to grill or want your own smoker, but lack the space that is needed? If you do not have any area on a patio or deck for a smoker, then a backyard smoke pit is a great idea. You can easily make your own smoke pit with a little effort and the proper tools. A shovel will be one of the … [Read more...]

Guide: How To Freeze Fresh Eggs

Do you have chickens on your homestead that produce a lot of eggs? Fresh eggs are great to have as an alternative to eggs that are bought at the store. If you have extra eggs that cannot be used, then learning how to freeze fresh eggs may be beneficial. There are a lot of things to know when you … [Read more...]

How And Why To Plant Fruit Trees In The Fall

Are you interested in having fruit trees on your property to harvest during the growing season? You can plant various types of fruit trees on your property depending on what will grow in your area. One thing to know is you should really plant fruit trees in the fall. One of the main reasons to … [Read more...]

43 Off The Grid Tips

Do you live on a homestead that is off the grid or do not want to use store bought products when doing various tasks? There are a lot of off the grid tips that can be used to save you money and time. A lot of tips that can be used are really interesting, but are not necessarily new. You may find … [Read more...]

DIY Off Grid Fire Protection System

Living off the grid means you may not be close to fire protection when there is a fire that is threatening your home or property. A great way to be prepared to put out a fire is to have a protection system set up and ready to go. Making your own off grid fire protection system can be done in many … [Read more...]

Guide: How To Make A Bamboo Fence

Do you have access to a lot of bamboo and are wondering if you can apply it at home? One way for you to use bamboo on your property is to make a bamboo fence. There are many reasons to build a fence to put on your homestead. Your privacy and security will be two important reasons. The key to … [Read more...]

How To Install A Beehive From A Package

Are you interested in raising bees on your homestead to have a supply of honey for food or to pollinate your trees and plants? This is a great way to have fresh honey to use at home or to sell if you want to make a couple of bucks. The easiest way for you to do this will be to install a beehive from … [Read more...]

Straw vs Hay – Which Makes A Better Mulch?

Do you know the difference between straw and hay? Both are produced in a similar way, but you might be surprised at the ways they can be used. Straw and hay can both be used as mulch. All you need to do is research the pros and the cons of straw vs hay. There are some people who may say hay makes … [Read more...]