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Watch this timelapse of a guy single-handedly building a log cabin the woods

Well, this is damn impressive. Outdoorsman Shawn James built a log cabin in the Canadian woods all by himself -- without power tools -- and created …

Research Proves: Elderberry Boosts Immune System and Is Effective Against Cold and Flu

European Black Elderberry (Sambucus nigra) is a large plant that is commonly found across Europe, central and western Asia, and northern Africa, with …

30 medicinal plants that'll change your life forever

Medicinal plants as remedy: </p>Since ancient times medicinal plants have been used as an alternative to treat and prevent diseases as well as …

Cold Frames, How and Why

Before moving to the temperate climate, I’d assumed that winter was pretty much a wash for growing a decent crop. I knew soils were good and summers …

Gardening

Medicinal Uses For Weeds Commonly Found Around Your Home - Part 3

In Medicinal Uses For Weeds Commonly Found Around Your Home – Part 1, I went over the medicinal properties of three extremely beneficial wild plants: …

Grow Your Own Livestock Feed

PHOTO: iStock/Thinkstock<p>July 12, 2016<p>Eight dollars for a bale of grass hay, $11 for a bag of dehydrated alfalfa, $10 for 50 pounds of goat pellets, …

Weeds as Indicator Plants

Weeds are annoying, but they can also be great indicator plants, telling you what nutrients your garden is lacking or what it has in excess. Before …

Natural and Organic Homemade Bug Sprays

With all its sunshine, long nights, and perfect excuses to jump in the pool, summertime can be bad for one thing – mosquitoes. Nothing can ruin a …

Alternative Medicine

An Introduction to Raising Turkeys on the Homestead

We love turkey. For sausage, for burger, for the drumsticks, at Thanksgiving. And, if you have chickens already, adding in a turkey or two on the …

Chicken tunnels

The big update this week in the garden (beside getting seeds in the ground like crazy) are the new chicken tunnels. Since our girls are currently on …

How to clip chickens wings for beginners

Chickens do not have the ability to fly in the manner of wild birds, but certain breeds and determined individuals do have a propensity to propel …

8 Ways to Use Chickens in the Garden

<i>I’m honored to have Justin Rhodes from Abundant Permaculture guest posting today. Justin is a wealth of information when it comes to sustainable</i> …

Farming

http://thehomesteadsurvival.com/?p=31669 Raising Chickens 101 - For Beginners !

The Basics of Raising Your Own Chickens

As Spring approaches – many begin to think about the possibility of raising their own little flock of chickens. Backyard chickens have become popular …

Permaculture Chickens

What Chickens can do for YOU (with Joel Salatin, Justin Rhodes and others...)

Quick Guide to Common Brooder and Coop Bedding Materials

<b>Quick Guide to Brooder and Coop Bedding Materials</b>​<p>PDF Version:<p>There are so many bedding material options for brooders and coops out there that …

Chicken Coops That Work: 5 Brilliant Ways

In this article, I’ll explain the basic characteristics needed for chicken coops and describe five brilliant coop options that put your flock to work.<p>…

Off-grid

48 Ways to Keep Your Chickens Happy this Winter!

In this article I’ll explain everything you need to know to keep your chickens happy and productive this winter.<p>I’ll include 48 ways to easily …

Why Chickens

I Cut My Chicken Feed Bill 100%!

A tractor trailer dropped off a pallet of organic feed onto my tiny dock. This cost me $800 and would only last 3 months. I had organized a feed …

Chickens Love Cabbage!

I have been a bit under the weather the last few days. Nothing life threatening of course, but certainly sick enough to slow life down …

Get More Out of Your Chickens (with less work) - Nine Crazy Simple Design Concepts

<b>I just about quit homesteading (after 10 years).</b><p>After living the good life on my family farm near Asheville, NC, I was near done.<p>D.O.N.E. Done.<p>A …

Backyard Chickens From A Holistic Perspective

Ever consider how backyard chickens can have a negative and positive effect on the environment? Here are some things to keep in mind, and some great …

Farming

7 Essentials For Keeping Your Chicken Flock Alive and Happy

Admit it… you’re chicken. Well, in all the right ways you’re scared you’ll kill your chickens.<p>And, deep down, you just want everyone to be happy.<p>Good …

Everything You Must Know Before Adding Turkeys To Your Homestead

One of the greatest things about homesteading is the limitless variety of projects you can try on for size. Unfortunately, this can also be one of …

Raising Ducks and Geese: A Homesteader’s Guide to Waterfowl - Homesteading and Livestock

Whether you raise them for fun or frugality, ducks and geese are great additions to a homestead. They forage for much of their own food, need only a …

Essential equipment for the chicken keeper

When things go wrong, it's vital to have the right kit. Andy Cawthray lists the equipment every backyard chicken owner should keep to hand<p>If you are new to keeping chickens, picking up any poultry magazine or visiting stockists of poultry equipment and feeds can prove a little daunting given the …