Category: Farming


The Truth About Keeping Backyard Goats

The Truth About Keeping Backyard Goats - Here is an article about the truth on keeping backyard goats. What I love about this article is that it really is the truth. You wont find any fluffy nonsense about all the joys of goat keeping.

Some of the links below are affiliate links. This means that if you choose to make a purchase SHTFPreparedness may earn a small commission at no additional cost to you. Do you really know whats possible in your little urban sprawl? Are you aware of all the zoning laws and what types of animals you …

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5 Birds (Besides Chickens) That Are Worth Raising

5 Birds (Besides Chickens) That Are Worth Raising -- Chickens are easily the most popular animal among homesteaders. Even urban homesteaders--who usually only have a small backyard--probably have some chickens running around. And why shouldn't they? Chickens produce eggs and meat, and they're fairly easy to take care of.

Chickens are easily the most popular animal among homesteaders. Even urban homesteaders–who usually only have a small backyard–probably have some chickens running around. And why shouldn’t they? Chickens produce eggs and meat, and they’re fairly easy to take care of. But why should chickens get all the love? There are many other birds that are …

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Homestead Chicken Terms – How to Speak Chicken

Homestead Chicken Terms – How to Speak Chicken - This article is a great primer on the parts, pieces and birds that are part of your egg factory. Everything is harder when you come from a place of ignorance. That is just the reality of it.

Having an egg factory in your backyard doesn’t come for free. There are responsibilities that you must take on as a chicken owner. There are issues within the flock that must be remedied, predators and illness. It can be a lot if you find yourself having a couple problems at the same time. While that …

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Turning our Lawn into Pasture

Turning our Lawn into Pasture - This is an article about putting that space to use. I think you are going to like this one. While the recommendation is not about growing food in your front yard, not a bad idea though.

The American lawn has to be one of the greatest  resource wastes in modern society. The second is the fact that we rake all of our leave up and let the city take them. Don’t people know that leaves and grass equal compost!? You are literally throwing the best growing medium away all the time. …

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Ten Ultra Low-Cost Chicken Feeds You Can Produce Yourself

Ten Ultra Low-Cost Chicken Feeds You Can Produce Yourself - This article offers methods to produce feed for your chickens. You might not be able to stop by the local hardware store and grab some feed. Instead, you are going to need a method to produce your own food. This could be the difference between feeding the family fresh eggs and not.

Hens are not a gimmick. People all over the nation are pushing to have hens in their suburban yards. This is an interesting push that is coming from the public. Its a cry out about the quality of food and how we need to improve the quality. People would rather take it on themselves. You …

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How To Get Rid Of Garden Weeds

How To Get Rid Of Garden Weeds - Other weeds, like dandelions, daisies, chickweed and stinging nettle can be used for food. They make a delicious  and nutrition addition to your spring meals. Plantain can be used to make tinctures and salves to heal skin problems. Once oyu know which weeds to go after, it's time to choose your method and go for it.

Don’t you hate it when  you go to your garden and find that the weeds took over? I know hate is a strong word, but when it comes to weeds, I think it’s well deserved. Over the years I tried different methods to try and get rid of garden weeds and I came up with …

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Natural Chicken First Aid

Natural Chicken First Aid - This is a great article about how to care for your chickens naturally. The whole point of raising birds is to assure you have access to either pure meat or eggs. If you have to fill them with antibiotics to keep them healthy, well, you are doing the same thing as those in the supermarket.

Chickens die. Its just part of the deal. They don’t die of old age. When I first started considering raising chickens I asked about what I would do when a chicken stopped laying eggs. The person I was speaking to told me, ” They will never get that old.” Its the truth. Even in the …

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