There are plenty of animals which are suitable for a backyard homestead. Take a look at 8 livestock options which are available to urban homesteaders depending on where you live.
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Culling chickens may be unthinkable to some urban homesteaders who view their flock as pets and part of the family. Find out why we decided to kill a chicken from our small backyard flock. This post does not show any killing or processing of animals. It talks about the killing process and why we culled a bird. Reader discretion is advised.
With the end of summer drawing near many homesteaders and gardeners thoughts turn to fall and winter gardening to grow produce 365 days a year and being frugal at the same time! Whilst anyone can grow throughout the fall and winter, the most successful are those who are organized. Read on to find out how you can get organized in your homestead and garden.
Permaculture is a hip word right now, but it has been around since the mid 1970s. Like clothing coming into fashion, permaculture is becoming more popular and is on the upward swing of the trendy curve. Find out why I’m learning more about this movement and how it can help you and others.
I really enjoy making my own liquid fertilizers and seeing the growth on the garden over the next day or two. Sometimes plants can really astound you with how quickly they change and grow. If you want to see some great growth on your plants and build your soil at the same time then read on to find out more! Read More
Low water gardening is really important for me living in a really dry climate and it’s also a frugal gardening measure. By reducing water usage in the garden you’re saving bucks on bills! Find out just how you can grow a great garden and use less of this precious resource by reading on!
Growing in a cold frame is a great way to extend the growing season. Cold frames allow you to start your plants earlier and keep plants growing later by protecting them from frosts. Find out how to build a cheap cold frame that will save you money each year!
Who doesn’t like free gardening supplies? Compost is probably one of the biggest costs to gardening, if you’re buying the bagged stuff but you can get your own compost and it really isn’t that expensive, especially if you get started on composting right now! Read on to find out more in the Frugal Gardening Series.