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What is the Best Dog Breed for Homesteading?

In Small Acreage Homesteading by Contributor5 Comments

by Goat Mama 12 I am writing this article to give people some ideas regarding using livestock guardian dogs for protection of livestock, property, and people.  My husband and I moved to East Texas about 10 years ago to live my country dream.  We acquired 25 acres for my horses and soon thereafter I started raising goats.  It was love at …

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How To Collect Rainwater For Home Use

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by Chuck H Water has always been an afterthought for me and my prepping. It’s so easy for me to take it for granted when all I need to do is turn a faucet handle and fresh, clean water is made available. But what if the power goes down for a significant amount of time and eventually the water stations …

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Small Acreage Homesteading Guide

In Small Acreage Homesteading by M.D. Creekmore

Face reality, unless you are super rich putting back more than six months to a one-year food supply, isn’t practical, and even if you have the cash to spend, finding room for storage and the constant dating and rotating become the next obstacle, and this can get quickly become unmanageable. For most preppers the goal should be a one-year food …

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What Animals Should I Keep On A Small Homestead?

In Small Acreage Homesteading by M.D. Creekmore

Have you always dreamed about starting your morning with farm fresh eggs and fresh milk from your own cow or goat? Even on a small homestead, you can make that a reality. And you will be happy you did. Raising animals will not only provide a source of food and milk for your family, it will provide you with a …

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How To Compost at Home For Beginners

In Small Acreage Homesteading by M.D. Creekmore

When you are starting life on the homestead, you quickly learn that common food and yard scraps that most people throw away can be very beneficial. That is certainly true with composting. If you don’t know how to compost, it’s not difficult and we can guarantee it will be well worth your time and energy. What are the benefits? First, …

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Homesteading 101 – Prospective Homestead Priorities

In Small Acreage Homesteading by Contributor

by Patient Momma I have heard of and read some sad accounts of people purchasing property to begin their dream of homesteading, only to find thousands of dollars of expenses facing them. I’ve watched some of those ‘Homestead Rescue’ programs on TV and wondered what in the world were those people thinking?  This article is based on the premise that …

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How To Find and Buy Land for a Small Homestead

In Small Acreage Homesteading by M.D. Creekmore

When you are buying a small homestead Are you ready to begin homesteading? You’re joining a growing number of Americans who are returning to our roots and living off what the land provides. So how do you get started? It’s kind of obvious but you need land. The good news is you don’t need thousands, or even hundreds of acres, …

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Tiny House Living Tips- Things To Consider Before Going Tiny

In Small Acreage Homesteading by M.D. Creekmore

Have you ever dreamed of living in a tiny house? Maybe you’ve seen HGTV’s Tiny House, Big Living and Tiny House Hunters where they profile individuals and families looking to downsize and start life anew in a much smaller space. And something about those houses caught your eye. If you’ve dreamed of living a life of independence and self-sufficiency, tiny …

A Quick Overview to Safe Home Canning

by Prep Kat I know we have a lot of seasoned canners in the Pack. This article is aimed at the few who are afraid to jump in or are just starting out. Home canning is such a wonderful way to store food for later. Anyone can do it – you just need to learn to do it safely. We grow and …

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Ten Amazing Book Related Life Hacks for the Modern Homesteader!

In Small Acreage Homesteading by Jesse Mathewson

Some of the following hacks will be familiar to many of you. While they will not all work for everyone they are all tested and work amazingly well. Things like these are often a balance of desire, need, and monetary ability.

For myself, I have time while I do not have excess monies which is why these hacks are used in some cases. For legal purposes, this is only an educational article and all hacks have been done by experienced professionals.