Category Archives: Animals

Raising Dogs for Hunting and Farm life!

Raising  Dogs for Hunting and Farm life
Austin Martin “Homesteady Live“ Audio in player below!

Raising Dogs for Hunting and Farm lifeDO you want a dog for your farm that will not chase and kill chickens, and that will still retrieve birds and track wild game for you? Find out how to get that in this episode of Homesteady Live. Continue reading Raising Dogs for Hunting and Farm life!

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Best Animals to Hunt During SHTF

Best Animals to Hunt During SHTF
Host: Highlander “Survival & Tech Preps “ Audio in player below!

Best Animals to Hunt During SHTFAs with most topics we have a lot of what if’s? Food storage with preppers is a big deal and we think we have enough. We prepare for so long the amount we think we’ll need, but alas we also lack discipline to ration food. Some of us do not have a backup plan to get food in case we do run out. For this reason, we talk about what Continue reading Best Animals to Hunt During SHTF

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We are talking pigs!

We are talking pigs
Austin Martin “Homesteady Live“ Audio in player below!

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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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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Survival Canines

Survival Canines
James Walton “I Am Liberty” Audio in player below!

Survival CaninesIts funny but out of the estimated 8.7 million species on this planet we really have only have one that likes us. Lets be honest. Some people will say they keep birds and other food items as pets but in most cases they are kept in cages. Even cats are arguable pets at best. They don’t particularly like humans and if they were bigger they would eat you. They would dig their claws into you and Continue reading Survival Canines

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