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,

Learning our own pork butchery has given us a great opportunity for sustainable and flavourful meat.

Pork Butchery: What we Learned

Mr. M. has long been the meat cutting expert in our little farm share. When we recently purchased a pig he was excited to move into pork butchery. The experience has expanded our skill repertoire. However, our popular post 5 Helpful Butchering Tips to Read […]

Canning Tips for Beginners: What to Know to Get Started

m going to share some of the essential canning tips I had to learn before preserving confidently on my own. These are the things I either gleaned from those more experienced (and verified), learned through trial and error, or frantically looked up as I went. Canning at home doesn’t need to be scary. A little knowledge can go a long way!

10 Real Benefits of Keeping Muscovy Ducks. Learn more about these unique poultry and why to have them on the homestead.

10 Real Benefits of Keeping Muscovy Ducks

Muscovy Ducks can be found all over the world as domesticated waterfowl, and we’re ready to talk about what these birds are really good at. There are many great reasons for keeping Muscovy Ducks on the homestead, or as small backyard pets—although these reasons do […]

5 Reasons Muscovy Ducks May Not be Right for You. Why we no longer keep muscovies on the homestead. Pros and cons.

5 Reasons Muscovy Ducks May Not be Right for You

Muscovy ducks are often a top choice for many first-time duck owners as they are a well-known breed. They were among the first ducks that we kept here on our homestead. It is true there are some benefits to having muscovies on the farm (see […]