12 Free Gifts to Give as a Homesteader

12 Free Gifts to Give if You’re a Homesteader

Gifting can be overwhelming, I know. The culture we live in has created this expectation of giving—and buying—stuff all the time, at every turn. These ideas offer thoughtful ways to engage differently with the culture of presents.

There are many reasons to keep rabbits on the homestead. Read on to find out ten of the benefits of raising bunnies.

10 Reasons to Keep Rabbits on the Homestead

Although meat may be a top reason to keep rabbits on the homestead, there are plenty of other benefits to having these furry friends around. Here are 10 advantages to raising rabbits.

Here are 10 skills small-scale homesteaders can focus on.

10 Small Homestead Skills: Ideas to Focus On

If you’re a beginner to homesteading, trying to get started can feel overwhelming and intimidating. Even if you’ve been learning small homestead skills a while, knowing where to focus is difficult, and growing both knowledge and access can feel out of reach. These 10 small homestead skills are a great place to start.

A chicken or duck feeder is an easy way to simplify the work of keeping poultry. Here's everything there is to know.

Automatic Chicken Feeder or Duck Feeder: Everything to Consider

If you have poultry of any kind, you know what daily chore it can be to attend to their basic care. Setting up an automatic chicken feeder or duck feeder is one of the easiest and cheapest ways to automate your coop. Some things to think about are: Size of feeder, location, size of poultry, size of flock, type of poultry, feed wastage from spill or birds, access for pests, and the refilling process. Let’s take a look at each of these options.

Fermenting is a wonderful way to preserve the harvest on the homestead. Here are six reasons to choose fermentation.

6 Reasons to Choose Fermenting for Food Preservation

Over the last couple summers I have become enamoured of the bacterial magic of fermenting. The reasons are all below (my emotional favourite is the second one listed here). Read on to learn why to choose my new favourite form of preserving.

A Homestead Kitchen Wish List. Here are the things I would love to add to my country kitchen next.

Homestead Kitchen Wish List: Part 2

Once upon a time I wrote my Homestead Kitchen Wish List. While reviewing my post I realized that I have acquired four of the items I was after. I’d like to offer you my new and updated kitchen wish list.

Why Choose Canning? Read on to discover the reasons this for of preserving is a homestead favourite.

5 Reasons to Choose Canning for Food Preservation

I’ve greatly increased my repertoire of preserving methods over the past few years. However, I’m still deeply committed to all the reasons to choose canning. Sweating over my rusty water bath canner was the first time I found the joy of putting food by,