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Chickens pecking at some scratch in their chicken run.

Raising Chickens in Just 10 Minutes per Day

How-to information for newbies plus tips and techniques to make raising chickens and getting fresh eggs quick and easy.
plastic bottle filled with amber honey

Our Early Honey Harvest is in the Bottle

Its early in the second year of raising bees and the hives have already produced more honey than they did last year.
Our cabbage are beginning to grow heads.

Inflation Hits the Homestead, Plus Survival Gardening

Have you ever checked the caloric content of vegetables? Many of them offer just a coupe hundred calories per pound. Give yourself survival options.
Cutting our garage door down to size.

Why I Boarded up my Garage Door

It's been a busy spring, but that didn't stop us from doing a minor renovation to our garage and adding a new door.
Splitting firewood

Taking Advantage of the Sunshine

They say you gotta make hay when the sun shines. Around here, we make firewood, practice beekeeping, and do other outdoor chores.
Wild blackberries blooming

Homesteading Activities Kick into High Gear

As our last frost date is behind us and temperatures rise, we "spring" into full speed, as do our bees and the plants in our garden beds.
A raised bed showing cabbage and potatoes

Homestead Life is Tiring but Fulfilling

In our second year on the homestead, the progress we have made from last year is evident. We have not realized its full potential, but we are underway.
Large chunks of firewood

Picking the Right Tool for the Job

It's a good idea to uses your tools and preps in the real world before you need them. You might have picked the wrong tool for the job.
Chickens enjoying the spring grass, clover, and weeds.

Are you Prepping in Small Steps or Big?

Whether you prep slowly, a little at a time, or in big batches doesn't matter as much as being prepared when the SHTF. Here's what I did this week.
A basic chicken processing setup

Butchering Chickens is Not as Easy as it Looks

My first experienced butchering a chicken turned out to be more of a challenge than I expected. But it was a valuable experience.