We’re technically about halfway through the pantry challenge. We’re still going strong without grocery shopping. Here is how the first part of our 2023 Pantry Challenge has been.
Rabbits have a lot of benefits, including efficiency and ease. However, here are ten reasons that you may decide that keeping meat rabbits would not be a good decision for you.
With a meat rabbit production, and a cold climate, we wanted to find a better way to keep our rabbits over winter. Here is our walipini warren, an interesting solution to keeping rabbits through a cold season.
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.
If you have chickens or ducks for eggs you are going to want to do your best to maximize their egg production. This is most easily achieved by installing automatic supplemental coop lighting to create more consistent patterns of routine for your birds.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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,