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Why You Should Plant Fruit This Year!

Why You Should Plant Fruit This Year On the Homestead
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Why You Should Plant Fruit This YearGoing on 6 years of homesteading, I have learned some big lessons. Don’t get goats. Infrastructure is king. Don’t buy livestock on craigslist. But of all the lessons learned, one of the biggest regrets I have… Spending so much time on annual based gardens, and not focusing on planting fruit trees, bushes, and other perennials. Continue reading Why You Should Plant Fruit This Year!

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How to catch fish!

How to catch fish!
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How to catch… How to catch fish!Like actually catch fish the next time you go fishing.

Fishing is one of my favorite past times. It gets you outside with friend and family. It lets you enjoy the beauty and peace of spending time on the water. And if you do a good job fishing, you can even bring home some dinner. Continue reading How to catch fish!

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We are talking pigs!

We are talking pigs
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We are talking pigs!Raising pastured pigs can be a fantastic way to put some meat on the table, and even have some product to sell your local community. But raising pigs isn’t right for every homestead. Should you raise pastured pigs on your homestead? What will it cost you to raise pastured pork? How much work are pigs? Continue reading We are talking pigs!

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Preparing For Your Personal Disaster!

Preparing for your personal disaster!
Host: Austin Martin “Homesteady Live“ Audio in player below!

Preparing for your personal disasterSometimes we find ourselves playing a game of “what if” in the world of homesteading and prepping. What if the grid went down or If there was another world war?  What if there was a pandemic? Continue reading Preparing For Your Personal Disaster!

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Is a Family Cow “Worth It”?

Is a Family Cow “Worth It”?
Host: Austin Martin “Homesteady Live“ Audio in player below!

Is a Family Cow “Worth It”?Owning a family cow is a huge responsibility. A recent guest on the Homesteady show (here) compared it to marriage. A cow requires daily care and attention. A family that wants to own a cow will need to be able to feed and water the cow every day, year round. Then, if the cow is in milk, every day (sometimes 2x per day) the cow needs milked. That milk then needs attended to, stored, and equipment washed. The chores associated with the family cow never stop. Continue reading Is a Family Cow “Worth It”?

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Raising Meat Chickens

Raising Meat Chickens
Host: Austin Martin “Homesteady Live“ Audio in player below!

Should you raise meat chickens on your homestead?

Raising Meat ChickensChickens are commonly called the “Gateway Animal”, and so it makes sense that Chickens are a great way to get started with raising your own meat. But raising meat birds is not the same as raising egg laying chickens. When the goal of raising your chickens is to put meat in the freezer, you need to consider the breeds, feed, and equipment that you will need to get your birds from the pasture to the plate. Continue reading Raising Meat Chickens

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