If you look at a map of North America, you’ll notice that there are many areas with low average rainfall, mostly in the western and southern states (as well as in many other parts of the world).
If you are no stranger to gardening and homesteading, you already know that climate farming is a cutting-edge growing practice that uniquely combines permaculture, proven tenets of regenerative agriculture, and syntropic agroforestry.
Plant-based oils, produced from seeds, nuts, and occasionally fruits, have been a staple of the human diet since 6000 BCE. Just like your ancestors, you can implement a small-scale seed and nut oil production at home.
The North Dakota wind howled from the southeast. The driving snow hit me like a sandblaster as I trudged outside to check on the chickens in their coop. I was at the mercy of Mother Nature’s wrath, barely able to see past the tip of my nose.
The world is a frightening place, perhaps more so today than at any other time in history. We are dealing with issues on multiple fronts, including a global pandemic that is still not over, global warming, and political leaders whose motives and abilities are increasingly being called into question.
The roosters frequently receive mixed reviews. Some people adore them. Some people despise them. Some people keep them on purpose. Some people cannot have them. Some roosters are vicious. Some people are friendly. Many myths and facts surround these magnificent birds. So, let us investigate.
One important rule of organic gardening states that you should rotate plant families as much as possible from one season to the next, so that related crops are not planted in the same location more than every three years or so.
From correct preparation to caring for a sitting hen, here’s everything you need to know about hatching chicks the traditional way with the help of a broody hen.
Before I began my homesteading journey, I was laid off from my job, as were many other Americans following the 2008 financial crash. It was not my fault, and my company was simply downsizing. That’s when I discovered baking, which helped me a lot in my quest for self-sufficiency.
We live in a power-driven environment, and energy sources, especially electricity, govern our daily lives. We cannot go a single day without being affected by electricity. It powers our homes and all of the electronics we use on a daily basis, and it pushes our industry forward.
Few things warm a turkey hunter’s heart more than seeing a hen with a brood of newly hatched poults. It is much more satisfying if the sighting occurs on your property.
Home invasion has become a severe threat due to the ongoing world situation, and having a way to defend your property and family from burglars is vital. The best solution is to have the proper tools to protect what’s yours. However, some weapons are better than others, and each firearm can be maneuvered with training.
To depend on your garden to feed your family, you must plant staple crops, the foods that are essential to human survival. The ideal staple crops for increasing food self-sufficiency should be easy to harvest and store, provide high yields, and be calorie-dense to give you the food energy from carbohydrates that you require each day.