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Spring time… The birds are singing, the flowers blooming, and chicks are arriving to farms all over the country. When I think of getting chicks for the season I traditionally think of ordering chicks in a catalog online, in February, and then them arriving sometime in the spring. I think most homesteaders and small farmers […]
Jeff and Rose and their 5 girls (ages 10, 12, 14, 15, 17) have been living off grid on their northern Canadian homestead for 8 years. They started with a bare 20 acres, without even road access, and have since built their house, shop and all sorts of homestead type of infrastructure; animal pens, barns, […]
You can feel it in the air. The season is changing, and a homesteaders life changes with the changes in weather, sunlight, and temperature. We have enjoyed a very busy spring and summer. Goat kidding had us very busy, as did summer pasturing of animals, and milking goats. Our cows were dried off all spring […]
Learn how to build a portable livestock shelter in todays video. If you need a portable shelter for livestock, one that you can move by hand, that will keep the animals dry when it rains and shaded in the midday sun, this shelter works great and is easy to build! This shelter is built on […]
If you have a larger piece of land as a homesteader, you may find yourself looking into purchasing some sort of equipment to help you manage the property. Tractors are real workhorses that can usually get any job done, but they come at a high price. UTV’s are generally speaking on the cheaper side, and […]