George

I grew up fishing, foraging and gardening with my parents. At age 13 I was introduced to an older man who taught me to hunt and trap. About the same time, our folks signed me and my brothers up for 4-H beekeeping and an older friend of the family mentored me in keeping chickens. When Jerreth and I got married, together we continued exploring and experimenting in the area of producing and preparing our own food.

Buckeye chicks, the thrill of chicks, baby chickens

Selling Livestock is a Homesteading Asset

If you raise animals on your homestead you probably need to sell some from time to time. By “raise,” I mean “reproduce” Selling homestead livestock is a natural part of the homesteading lifestyle. Reasons to sell livestock Sometimes one ends up with too many animals. Selling livestock can act as kind of a “safety valve” …

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Leatherman, carry a multi-tool, multi-tool

Why You Should Carry a Multi-tool

If you do almost anything with your hands, whether it be on the farm, the garden or DIY projects in the home, you should carry a multi-tool. Almost anyone could use a multi-tool. “Multi-tool” is a term which describes a handheld, folding tool with multiple “blades,” or attachments. Some multi-tools are knives, by all rights. …

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