Category: Farming

Chicken Defense and Free Ranging

Keeping chickens is one of the first big steps you can take towards taking back your freedom, in terms of food production.

Keeping chickens is one of the first big steps you can take towards taking back your freedom, in terms of food production. While gardening is amazing and will offer you tons of food, there is just something about a renewable …

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Caring for Livestock Through the Winter

Even the urban homesteader has the option of keeping a few birds these days. Its not just about gardening anymore.

Even the urban homesteader has the option of keeping a few birds these days. It’s not just about gardening anymore. People all over the nation are keeping things like ducks, rabbits, and chickens right in the city limits of some …

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5 Reasons To Bring Birds to Your Backyard

5 Reasons To Bring Birds to Your Backyard - Growing food in  the backyard is the best thing you can do for your family.  It doesn't have to be a large garden (at least not in the beginning). But having some fresh herbs and vegetables can help feed your family nutritious food and even save some money.

Growing food in  the backyard is the best thing you can do for your family.  It doesn’t have to be a large garden (at least not in the beginning). But having some fresh herbs and vegetables can help feed your …

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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.

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 are allowed to keep. In most parts of the nation people are allowed to keep …

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Solving Common Garden Problems

Solving Common Garden Problems - Solving common garden problems is possible if you are prepared and somewhat knowledgeable.

One of the most important aspects of a self-reliant lifestyle is gardening. Growing your own food and even medicine is rewarding. But gardening is not always easy because of pests and diseases that come up unexpectedly. Solving common garden problems …

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Self-Sufficiency Superstars – Pickin’ A Chicken

Self-Sufficiency Superstars – Pickin’ A Chicken - Knowing which type of chicken will fit you best is always a great way start your chicken journey. There are many species and some will be better layers while others will be better meat birds.

There are few animals as effective as the chicken when it comes to a homestead or farm. You might think that these birds are reserved for people in the country but the fact of the matter is urban laws are …

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Tips For Canning Tomatoes

Tips For Canning Tomatoes -- August is in full swing and there are tomatoes everywhere. If you planted a few tomato plants, you might be wondering what you can do with tour bumper crop of tomatoes

August is in full swing and there are tomatoes everywhere. If you planted a few tomato plants, you might be wondering what you can do with tour bumper crop of tomatoes.  No worries, here are just a few tips for …

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How To Kill Japanese Beetles Naturally

How To Kill Japanese Beetles Naturally -- Japanese beetles can decimate your garden in just a couple days. By the time you even know they are in your garden, there will be a lot of damage already done.

Japanese beetles can decimate your garden in just a couple days. By the time you even know they are in your garden, there will be a lot of damage already done. They love fruit  trees, grape vines, and especially roses …

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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 …

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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. …

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