The first livestock most new homesteaders bring home to the farm are chickens—and rightly so.  Here's how to start raising chickens from scratch. They’re small,…

Roosters A Plenty

by Magdalena Perks 0

  When I moved to this two-acre croft in Iowa, just outside Iowa City, I was pleased to become part of the management of a…

Hens Are Birds, Too

by Faith Drummond 0

  Hens are fussy about their nests, just like any other bird.  Although there are many reasons why hens stop laying, dissatisfaction with their environment…

Raising Chickens for Eggs

by Kathy Bernier 0

  The popularity of keeping chickens is undergoing a dramatic resurgence since the turn of the twenty-first century.  Laying hens are making appearances in astonishing…

Mini Breakfast Casseroles

by Jessica Shelton 0

  These mini breakfast casseroles are great for a quick, wholesome breakfast on the go.  Completely portable and customizable, they’re simple to make and are…

Adding Ducks To The Homestead

by Melissa Hartner 1

  Is any homestead complete without ducks?  I don’t believe so; we've been raising six ducks since this spring and we sure enjoy them!  I…

Coconut Poke Cake

by Jessica Shelton 0

  I recently attended my eldest niece's birthday party.  Surrounded by family, she opened gifts and we were all treated to ice cream and homemade…