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Chickens for Pest Control - Homesteading and Livestock

<i>Readers share how they use chickens for pest control around the homestead.</i><p>There are lots of grasshoppers around here, but my hens patrol the garden …

Pest Control

It's a 2-acre farm, packed into a shipping container that doubles as a farm building

<b>The Farm From A Box system is designed to feed 150 people per year, and includes drip irrigation, all of the tools, and its own renewable energy</b> …

Here's Why Growing Watercress In Your Garden Is the Biggest New Trend

Not only is it delicious, it's really, really good for you...<p>Watercress is used by many to make a lovely, fresh garnish or as an accompaniment in a sandwich, but there's a lot more to it than that, including a number of health benefits. That's why it's the latest trend in outdoor kitchen produce. …

Who Knew Composting Is So Important? (Whether You Garden or Not.) | Goop

We always thought of composting as the dominion of hard-core gardeners—while we’re big proponents of eating locally-grown, organic produce, we’re …

Gardening

Nothing like a good dust bath.

How To Plant An Urban Garden: A Step-By-Step Tutorial

Put down your smartphone and get your hands dirty with our guide to the best tools and techniques for urban gardening.<p>As winter recedes and we dig our slightly lighter clothes out from the back of our closets, our thoughts turn to vegetables and flowers—even if, for city dwellers, our growing …

Gardening

Always Wanted to Grow Your Own Garlic? Here's How

If you’ve always wanted to try growing garlic, now is a great time to start. Here’s everything you need to know about how to grow garlic, from clove …

How to grow perfect potatoes | Alys Fowler

Alys Fowler on one of the best container vegetables – they’re easy and reliable, but how do you plant and prepare for early and later varieties?<p>The joy of hunting for new potatoes in a pot full of compost is childishly thrilling. I am always excited by the prospect of tipping over a pot to find …

Gardening

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Introducing Cats to Your Farm

PHOTO: J/Flickr<p>February 25, 2010<p>Introducing a new cat to your farm can be tricky, especially if the cat has been previously housed in an animal …

Ruff Choice: Which Farm Dog Is Right for You?

Looking for a new farmhand? Try man’s best friend. With over 10,000 years of agriculture experience, many canine companions are naturally hardwired …

Caring for Chicks / Ducklings from Day One to Independence

Useful Information: Breeders' Resources (covers everything from handfeeding to potential breeding / chick problems) ... Incubation …

A Fowl Battle: Ducks vs Chickens

A little over a year ago, The Tyrant proclaimed that it was time for us to get some egg layers.<p>We love eggs and eat quite a few of them each week. …

Heirloom Vegetables: 6 Advantages Compared to Hybrids

When you shop for vegetable seeds for your garden, there are two main types to choose from: modern hybrids or heirloom vegetable varieties. Hybrid …

10 Best Meat Rabbit Breeds for Homesteads | The Self-Sufficient Living

Rabbit meats is very commonly consumed all over the world and is used in making different delicious dishes which might include soups, stews, barbecue …

Insects

The Science of Pomato Plants and Fruit Salad Trees

A Photoshopped image of an ideal, but improbable, fruit salad tree (Credit: Adapted from various Wikimedia images by Guety, Fir0002/Flagstaffotos, …

Gardening

The Orchard Project - Bringing community orchards to cities and towns.

- Our first “pioneers” Take almost any piece of land in this country and leave it untouched and it will go through a process of change known as …

Skip the Trailer: 13 Tiny Houses Built on Foundations

Usually when you picture a tiny house, I imagine you think of one with wheels. If there is such a thing, the “standard” tiny house is built on a …

Teaching people about urban sustainability through a web series, DIY projects, and by connecting them with homesteading experts in their community.

THE PROJECT<p>The Urban Homesteader is a web series that follows hosts Harv & Katie as they turn their Berkeley townhouse into a modern homestead. After …

The Phone-In

Morel Mushrooms

Sierra Morel Hunting<p>Join us on a wild mushroom hunt with resident expert and chef Patrick Hamilton. This guy knows his stuff! With over 40 years of …

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So You Want to Raise Pigs - Prichard Farms

It’s that time of year again: feeder pig time! If there’s anything I love as much as raising pigs, it’s getting others hooked on raising pigs. I’m …

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6 things to know before starting a hobby farm.

I love farming, don’t you?<p>Oh, you don’t have a farm yet? Don’t worry, you will. If you’re anything like me, you’ll exclaim out of nowhere to your …