More and more people are enjoying the fun of having a hobby farm right in their backyard! The good news is that when you are ready to add some critters to your backyard farm there are several that can live happily in smaller spaces. Chickens Chickens are often called “the gateway livestock”. You innocently think […]
First it started with chickens…. isn’t that the story of every homesteader? Well in this case our permaculture adventure started with chickens and now after 4+ weeks of chickens in the garden we are about to add a goat and a sheep. Check out this weeks video on how we hooked up our electric fence […]
What is the first thing that a suburban homesteader does? I’m sure you guessed correctly – they start a garden. It’s probably the easiest thing to do to start a self-reliant lifestyle because of many reasons. There’s a low barrier to entry – you just need some dirt and a few seeds – and it’s […]
The Permaculture Yard Class was an opportunity to take a guided tour of our micro-farm and learn about the ways in which we used permaculture design to improve efficiency and yield. In this post, we’ll review the day in pictures.
Getting started with meat rabbits! Meat rabbits are a wonderful livestock to own. Easy and budget friendly; rabbits may be the perfect backyard homestead livestock. Today I’d like to give you an intro into meat rabbits…a meat rabbits 101. Rabbits are a nearly perfect small livestock. Why Meat Rabbits? Economical Getting started with meat rabbits […]
The homesteading heart and soul, do you have them? You certainly don’t need acres of land to be a homesteader; though there are days I’d like to have that. The essence of the homesteader is so much more than country living. So what is the homesteading heart and soul? What really makes you a homesteader? […]