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Homestead Cookbook

Crispy Taco Cups

by Jessica Shelton 0

  Every year, when the Super Bowl rolls around, I can't help but notice all the different attitudes toward the big game.  Every party has…

Mediterranean Salad

by Jessica Shelton 0

Herb Roasted Veggies

by Jessica Shelton 0

Lifestyle

Permaculture: The Truly Sustainable Way of Life

by Karyn Sweet 0

Permanent agriculture.  A system for feeding and caring for ourselves that can be supported indefinitely by Nature because it imitates Nature's own system of abundance. …

Poultry

Designing Your Chicken Coop: A Work in Progress

by Kimi Ceridon 0

Five years ago, my husband and I designed and built our backyard chicken coop.  The design was based on photos of a friend's chicken coop and…

Livestock

Alpacas: The Ultimate in Exotics

by Victoria Varga 0

Alpacas, the woolly, smaller cousin to the llama, is regarded worldwide, as the “finest livestock investment” by its rising popularity and marketability  in Canada and…

Gardening

Edible Landscaping: Eat Your Environment

by Micah Janzen 0

For those of us who are forced to homestead in an urban environment, growing our own food can be a challenge. We might prefer a…

Can You Double-Dig It?

by Barbara Bamberger-Scott 0

Frugality and Finance

Upcycling on the Homestead

by Nicole Hixon 0

Chances are if you look around your homestead you will find many items that you no longer need or want.  Whether they are broken, outdated…

History

LETTERS OF A WOMAN HOMESTEADER 11: ZEBBIE’S STORY

by Elinore P Stewart 0

August 15, 1910 Dear Mrs. Coney,— It was just a few days after the birthday party and Mrs. O'Shaughnessy was with me again. We were…

Machinery

How to Buy a VERY Used Tractor

by Neil Shelton 0

If you're shopping for a tractor, if you've never owned a tractor before, and if you're reading the pages of Homestead.org, then I'm going to…

Health and Diet

Garden Therapy — Getting in Touch with Your Roots

by Laurie Charpentier 0

My introduction to gardening began with time spent in my grandfather’s garden.  His suburban lot was no bigger than 10,000 square feet, but it was…

Humor

Oxygen Farming for Fun and Profit

by Neil Shelton 0

There was a tradesman here the other day to correct certain abnormalities in our septic apparatus.  He was complimenting me on the beautiful woods that…