Tag: Farm

Backyard Chickens – Everything You Need to Know

Backyard Chickens – Everything You Need to Know

Are you thinking about getting backyard chickens? They can be a great addition to your family as both pets and a source of food, but there are some things to consider before getting chickens. Does your city or town allow them? Where will you keep […]

New Homesteader Advice

New Homesteader Advice

Are you starting you new homesteader or thinking about homesteading? It can be overwhelming to figure out where to begin. What do you do first? Get chickens? Plant a garden? I asked 23 homesteaders what advice they would give to someone new to the homesteading […]

Feed Sack Tote Bag Easy Upcycle

Feed Sack Tote Bag Easy Upcycle

Are feed sacks piling up on your homestead? Don’t throw them away! Repurpose a feed sack into a tote bag. The material is durable enough to withstand quite a bit of weight. The totes are perfect for shopping at the farmer’s market or grocery store. […]

Homesteading: What 23 Homesteaders Love Most About It

Homesteading: What 23 Homesteaders Love Most About It

Homesteaders seem to love homesteading. They are up with the sun every morning working to take of care of livestock, tend the garden, and reap their rewards. This is the second post in a series where I interview homesteaders to find out more about whey […]

Why Homestead? 22 Homesteading Bloggers Share All

Why Homestead? 22 Homesteading Bloggers Share All

A homestead is a house and the land surrounding it. The term homesteading is often associated with living off the land by growing and preserving your own food and creating sustainability off the grid. Homestead bloggers use their corners of the internet to provide information […]

Chicken Plants: Plants to Grow for Healthy Chickens

Chicken Plants: Plants to Grow for Healthy Chickens

Did you know you can grow plants to ensure the health of your chickens? Several flowers, greens, berries and even vegetables can add to a chicken’s well being in a variety of ways. Chances are a garden is already in the works on your homestead, […]

Idaho Pasture Pigs

Idaho Pasture Pigs

We have been raising Idaho Pasture Pigs since August 2017 at the Happiest Camper Homestead in Big Stone Gap, VA.  It is a new breed of pigs that are not aggressive and graze for food.  Idaho Pasture Pigs are a medium sized pig that reach a […]

Shop with Your Heart for Farm Animals

Shop with Your Heart for Farm Animals

This Year Shop With Your Heart, And Help Farm Animals In The Process I care deeply about animals, all animals big and small really. But I find it easier to do things for cats and dogs than for farm animals. The ASPCA realized how easy […]

Happiest Camper Homestead

Happiest Camper Homestead

It has been four months since we totaled our RV and settled on a 5-acre homestead in southwestern Virginia.  The house is (mostly) furnished, and we are no longer going to the store every day to replace missing items.  We are moving out of survival […]