This is my 3rd year as a hobby beekeeper, I seriously love being a beekeeper and look forward to heading out to the apiary (technical name for where the beehives are) to see the girls buzzing in and out of their hives. If you look closely at each bee when it returns to the hive you can usually see mounds of pollen clumped to their back legs…sometimes its bright orange
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YouTube is an absolutely incredible source of information on almost anything you can think of. Every week we feature a new video related to a variety of topics such as firearms, first aid, gardening, security, food storage, water filtration….and current events.
Raising chicken are becoming more and more popular. In this video Becky from Becky’s Homestead shows a few different types of coops to consider. I really like
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If you have made the decision that you would like to try your hand at keeping some chickens in your backyard, there are a few considerations that you might want to make first, and although you have probably thought of some of these, there just might be a few that might come as a surprise.
Legality of Raising Backyard Chickens
Probably the very first question you should ask yourself about raising chickens
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In the event of a collapse, water, shelter, food and fuel are the most basic of necessities. As most of us who have put some thought into this have at least these bare minimums. A good water supply and a way of filtering a not so good water supply. A location that provides shelter from the elements and safety. A durable food supply that hopefully will last long enough to get through whatever tribulation
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Off The Grid
Wolf Grulkey www.mulbabies.com
15 years ago I bought 13 acres of cedar forest in NW Arkansas with the idea of building a self sufficient homestead/retreat. The first thing was to organize a water supply. There had been a well drilled on the property so I called the local driller to come do a clean out on the well to rid it of debris. With
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The Homestead Hog: Husbandry and “Getting it Done” Butchery
When I was a little girl visiting my great-grandfather’s farm, I remember watching out the upstairs window from the straw mattress that I was bedded down on and seeing my great-grandmother, grandmother and mother standing around a fire on which a great black cauldron was set, stirring, stirring, and talking. They were stirring pig’s blood in the cauldron
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by Nate Smith
The simple fact that you even find yourself reading this article probably means that you satisfy the first requirement of raising backyard chickens: desire. Obviously, without a strong desire to keep chickens the occasional hassles and burdens of doing so would quickly become overwhelming, leaving you wondering why you ever got started with such a silly idea in the first place! So let’s go back to assuming that you do
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This past weekend I had an opportunity to visit with JP from The Homestead Report. Having been a reader of JP’s blog for a several weeks – I was excited to get together with a fellow prepper and someone of like-mind. The Homestead is located down a long winding country road in Georgia well into the Boonies.
"Bobo" – pet and protector of The Homestead
As I pulled onto the property I was great
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[From Rourke: This is a two part series that I have combined here….possibly more to come.]
Written by Steve in AZ
Tales from the Homestead: PART ONE
This morning I was having my coffee and reading the news paper, when my dog started to bark. In my remote area of Arizona, that can only mean somethin’ ain’t right! As I almost always wear a sidearm, I ventured out to the porch,
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Hello all –
I am very happy to announce that ModernSurvivalOnline is now an affiliate for Backyard Food Productions. Several weeks ago I was contacted by them and asked if I wanted to receive a copy of their educational DVD for review and giveaway. Of course I said “YES!” and have received the DVD.
I have now watched it a couple of times and am just so impressed. Being someone who did
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