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Animals

Animal Fodder Feed: Turn 50lbs of Grain Into 300lbs in 9 days

Animal Fodder Feed: Turn 50lbs of Grain Into 300lbs in 9 days

As a Permaculture Designer/Consultant I always try to help my Urban or Suburban clients raise animals in a self-sustainable manner (as much as possible) depending on their needs and their available resource. Many of you (including myself) love to raise animals or want to raise animals. Again, depending on your residential or locality zoning laws […]

How to Easily Peel Farm Fresh Hard Boiled Eggs

How to Easily Peel Farm Fresh Hard Boiled Eggs

  Peel freshly laid hardboiled eggs with ease – without baking soda, or poking holes in them. Written and lived by Stephanie Dayle. Ever boiled up some eggs for a dish only to discover that you can’t peel them without destroying the egg? Then looked online to see an endless variety of experiments that range […]

The Homestead Hog!

The Homestead Hog!

Host: Renée aka Michigansnowpony It’s easier than you think to raise your own pork! If you have the space and your zoning allows it, you might want to consider raising a couple of pigs. Not only will you have the most delicious hams, chops, and bacon you can imagine, you’ll also have peace of mind knowing […]

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Composting with Animal Innards, the 1881 Way

Composting with Animal Innards, the 1881 Way

By Linda Holliday Although the language is sometimes cumbersome, I still enjoy old books for learning homesteading skills. A favorite is the “1881 Household Cyclopedia of General Information.” This weekend I took time while it was raining to learn more about composting. Forty years ago, my mother sent us kids out every night to bury […]

Recalling the Wild Game of Yesteryear

Recalling the Wild Game of Yesteryear

Written By: Linda Holliday When my sister and I were youngsters, my mother pulled us in our toy wagon into the woods during small game season each fall. She surely got a workout as she lugged that wagon through furrowed cornfields and thick brush. To entertain us while she hunted, Mom looked for a springy […]

Pet Food – What to Store and How

Pet Food – What to Store and How

Emergency Preparedness for Your Pets. Pet Food, what to store and how to store it!

Butchering Chickens

Butchering Chickens

A wonderful article with detailed video tutorials on how to easily slaughter your own chickens for food storage.

Keeping a Healthy Flock – Foot Care

Keeping a Healthy Flock – Foot Care

An excellent article on how to care for your chickens feet and some problems you might not be aware of.

Preparedness Plans for Animals

Preparedness Plans for Animals

Great plans and ideas for prepping for your pets and livestock!

Tips for Keeping Your Chickens Warm and Alive in the Winter

Tips for Keeping Your Chickens Warm and Alive in the Winter

All the tips you need for keeping your flock healthy and happy in the cold of winter!



Earlier this month, APN Author Stephanie Dayle got some scary news about her twin babies.  Let's see what we can do to help out.