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Homesteading

Readers’ Top 10 Backyard Chicken Questions Answered
Having homegrown eggs and feathery pets is great, but live birds aren’t always easy to keep. We gathered a few of your more interesting queries sent over email and through Facebook and asked an expert to weigh in.
How To Take Care Of Baby Chicks
Raising backyard chickens can be really rewarding, especially when starting from scratch.
What Slovenian Honey Farmers Taught Us About Beekeeping
These beautiful houses keep bees safer no matter the weather.
10 Things You Should Have Learned In Home Ec
Self-sufficiency is making a comeback.
How Safe Is Indoor Beekeeping?
This prototype aims to revolutionize apiaries as we know them.
What Nature Lovers Really Want For The Holidays
Wrap up one of these sustainably minded presents for your most self-sufficient loved ones.
Your A-To-Z Guide To Living A Modern Minimalist Lifestyle
Everything you need to help you day dream about moving off-grid and into a tiny house.
What You Should Know About Getting A Goat
Meet the Arapawa, a heritage breed with an interesting history.
Turn An Old Fridge Into A Root Cellar
Instead of hauling that appliance to the dump, why not put it back to work storing vegetables?
5 Reasons You Should Consider Raising Backyard Chickens
Backyard hens not only provide high-quality eggs, but also serve as master gardeners, organic pest exterminators, and unpaid city workers.
6 Things You Need To Know About Organic Beekeeping Before Starting A Backyard Hive
It’s more difficult (and rewarding) than you might think. See if you have what it takes.
10 Things That Happen When You Spontaneously Decide To Raise Backyard Chickens
We had no idea how to raise chickens, but we’d always been good at learning on the fly—how hard could it be?
Backyard Chickens Linked To Record Number Of Salmonella Cases
Whatever you do, don’t forget to wash your hands. Like, ever.
6 Families Who Are Showing Us The Future Of Homesteading
These dedicated off-gridders are blogging about their lives out of the system and teaching those of us still in it what it's like on the other side, from raising kids without 21st-century utilities to how to keep a yurt warm in winter.