In harsh, cold climates there are some simple tactics for keeping things hospitable in the duck run.
Scroll down for more on incorporating small livestock into your hobby farm, from housing to feeding them.
Building a hen house is easy, as is raising chickens for eggs or meat. Even so, take a little advice to avoid the mistakes I made!
5 Ways to put your hens to work! Take advantage of their natural foraging habits and put chickens to work in the garden. Free labor, plus you’ll get eggs!
DIY grazing boxes make for happy grass fed chickens. They’re a great way to save on the cost of raising backyard chickens (and other poultry), too!
Growing the amaranth plant & other quasi-grains like buckwheat & sorghum is a fun way to expand your harvest to include unusual crops in your veggie garden.
Self reliance: Relying on yourself for many of your needs, rather than depending on corporations. Looking for simple living ideas to embrace? Try these!
Raising Coturnix quail for eggs and meat is a good alternative for small homesteads or those yearning for a homestead in the city. They can thrive indoors!
DIY chicken feed is as easy as growing a chicken garden full of foods that will nourish your flock for less. Growing chicken feed cuts feed costs, too.
Nigerian Dwarf goats are a great choice for any size homestead, who are short on space. Nigerian goats are the perfect small scale dairy animal.