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How to Requeen a Hive - Inspect the Hive
You've installed the queen and left the bees to do their thing. Now it's time to check on your new queen.

How to Requeen a Beehive - Open the Hive
Now it's time to install the queen. Begin by opening the hive.

How to Requeen a Beehive - Install the New Queen Bee
Next it's time to install the new queen bee in the cage, in the beehive.

How to Requeen a Hive - Leave the Hive Alone
It's time to wait, leave the hive alone, and let the bees accept their new queen.

Instructions for Requeening a Honey Bee Hive
Step-by-step instructions for requeening a honey bee hive, from identifying a queen that needs to be removed to installing a new one.

How to Requeen a Beehive - Remove Old Queen
If you're requeening but there is still a live queen in your hive, you need to remove her.

How to Requeen a Beehive - Buy a New Queen
The next step in requeening your beehive is to buy a new, newly mated queen bee.

How to Make Elderberry Tincture - DIY Herbal Tincture
Learn how to make elderberry tincture - perfect for fighting winter viral infections from colds to flu - step by step with this tutorial.

How to Make Elderberry Tincture
Learn how to make elderberry tincture - perfect for fighting winter viral infections from colds to flu - with this tutorial.

How to Make Elderberry Tincture - DIY Herbal Tincture
Learn how to make elderberry tincture - perfect for fighting winter viral infections from colds to flu - step by step with this tutorial.

How to Make Elderberry Tincture - DIY Herbal Tincture
Learn how to make elderberry tincture - perfect for fighting winter viral infections from colds to flu - step by step with this tutorial.

How to Make Elderberry Tincture - DIY Herbal Tincture
Learn how to make elderberry tincture - perfect for fighting winter viral infections from colds to flu - step by step with this tutorial.

How to Make Elderberry Tincture - DIY Herbal Tincture
Learn how to make elderberry tincture - perfect for fighting winter viral infections from colds to flu - step by step with this tutorial.

How to Make Elderberry Tincture - DIY Herbal Tincture
Learn how to make elderberry tincture - perfect for fighting winter viral infections from colds to flu - step by step with this tutorial.

How to Make Elderberry Tincture - DIY Herbal Tincture
Learn how to make elderberry tincture - perfect for fighting winter viral infections from colds to flu - step by step with this tutorial.

Top 10 Tips for Raising Goats
Tips that will help you raise goats on your small farm easily, efficiently and enjoyably. Covers feeding, herding, mating and more.

How to Use Biodynamic Agriculture Methods on Your Farm
Biodynamic farming, or biodynamic agriculture, is a sustainable agriculture method of farming.

Definition of Candling - How to Candle an Egg
Learn what candling an egg is and how to candle an egg if you are incubating eggs to hatch into chicks on your small farm.

The Joy of Hobby Farming - A Book Review
A review of the book The Joy of Hobby Farming by Michael and Audrey Levatino, a great book for people considering starting a hobby farm.

How to Market Your Small Farm Products
If you're wondering where and how to market your small farm products, find out the best places: the farmers market, direct farm sales, community supported agriculture or CSA shares, and the Internet.

Is It Safe to Order Baby Chicks at an Online Hatchery?
Are you wondering if your precious new baby chicks will survive shipping from an online hatchery? I will address common concerns about shipping baby chicks.

Raising Chicken Supplies - Small Farms
Chickens don't need much to keep them happy and healthy. Learn what you need to buy to get started keeping chickens.

Chicken Breeds - Plymouth Rock or Barred Rock
Choosing a chicken breed for your small farm? Learn more about Plymouth and Barred Rocks, a dual-purpose chicken for meat and eggs.

Seed Suppliers Review - Seed Savers Exchange Review
A review of a non-profit heirloom seed company, Seed Savers Exchange.

Types of Commercial Chicken or Poultry Feed
Learn about the different types of poultry and chicken feed and when to use which one: chick starter, broiler rations, layer pellets and more.

How to Build or Buy a High Tunnel On a Small Farm
A high tunnel, or unheated greenhouse, is a great way to expand your small farm to the shoulder seasons and to grow warm-climate crops such as tomatoes in northern climates. Learn why you might want to invest in a high tunnel and how to build or buy one.

How to Sell Small Farm Products Online on the Internet
Learn the basics for how to take your small farm to the web and sell products - produce, value-added goods, and anything your farm crates - online.

Top 10 Reasons to Use a High Tunnel or Hoop House
High tunnels can be a great additional tool for the small farmer. Learn the top ten reasons why a high tunnel might be right for your small farm.

How to Choose Turkey Breeds to Raise
Trying to decide what breed of turkey to raise on your small farm? Learn the most common heritage breeds and the pros and cons of each one to help you choose.

Should You Raise Turkeys?
If you're thinking about raising turkeys on your small farm or homestead, you might want to read this first and find out whether raising and keeping a flock of turkeys - whether for meat, to breed, or both - is right for you.

How to Start a Ginger Bug and Make Natural Ginger Soda
Learn how to start a ginger bug, a natural soda starter that can be used to make delicious, healthful fizzy brews.

Crops and Vegetables
Tomatoes, potatoes, beans, corn, squash, and more. Find out how to grow the food you need on your farm or homestead.

DIY
Learn how to do-it-yourself on the small farm or homestead here. From canning to knitting to sewing, we'll cover everything you need to know to achieve greater self-sufficiency.

Farm Business and Management
Do you need farm insurance? What about an alarm system? Read on to learn about managing your small farm.

Things to Build
Chicken coops, high tunnels, seed starting shelves - all kinds of projects for you to do around the farm.

Recipes and Preserving the Harvest
Do-it-yourself recipes for value-added small farm products and to fill the homesteading pantry.

7 Easy-to-Grow Plants for Beginning Farmers
If you're just beginning your small farm or homestead, try these 7 easy-to-grow plants. Page 6.

7 Easy-to-Grow Plants for Beginning Farmers
If you're just beginning your small farm or homestead, try these 7 easy-to-grow plants. Page 7.

7 Easy-to-Grow Plants for Beginning Farmers
If you're just beginning your small farm or homestead, try these 7 easy-to-grow plants. Page 5.

7 Easy-to-Grow Plants for Beginning Farmers
If you're just beginning your small farm or homestead, try these 7 easy-to-grow plants. Page 4.

7 Easy-to-Grow Plants for Beginning Farmers
If you're just beginning your small farm or homestead, try these 7 easy-to-grow plants. Page 3.

7 Easy-to-Grow Plants for Beginning Farmers
If you're just beginning your small farm or homestead, try these 7 easy-to-grow plants. Page 2.

7 Easy-to-Grow Plants for Beginning Farmers
If you're just beginning your small farm or homestead, try these 7 easy-to-grow plants.

Specialty Farming and Alternative Crops for Small Farms
There are many alternative and specialty crops and value-added products you can grow on your small farm. This article lists some possibilities to get you started brainstorming what will work for your farm business.

How to Keep Farm Records and Why
Learn what farm records you need to keep and why: income tax returns, monitoring progress, meeting your small farm business plan, and allowing you to get small farm loans and grants.

Small Animal Breeding on the Farm
Raise animals raise animals raise animals raise animals.

Setting Homestead Farm Goals
Not sure if you're in this to create a market garden, if you're trying to become self-sufficient, or if you're simply hobby farming for pleasure? Ask yourself these essential questions and figure out your overarching goals for your small farm.

Tips on Handling a Broody Hen
Laying hens sometimes go broody, trying to hatch a clutch of eggs. Learn what to do to break up your broody hen or to help her hatch her chicks.

Handling Techniques and How to Thaw Frozen Eggs
With so much of the country in a deep freeze (welcome to my world!), I thought a little bit of information on freezing and, well, unfreezing, eggs might be

Choosing a Livestock Guardian Dog Breed
A livestock guardian dog can be a great addition to your small farm, homestead or hobby farm. But which breed of LGD is best? Here's a guide to some of the more common LGD breeds in the United States today.

How to Raise Rabbits on Pasture
Raising rabbits on pasture is possible and can be a great alternative to conventional methods for raising rabbits on the small farm, homestead or hobby farm.

Farm Animals
Animals are the heart of any homestead or small farm. Learn the basics of caring for chickens, sheep, goats, and more. Put on your chore boots and let's begin.

- By Category
An index of categories in the

FAQs and Glossary
You've got questions, we've got answers. The glossary defines common and less common terms used in farming.

Chickens
Learn how to raise great chickens from baby chicks, for eggs, meat or both.

Glossary of Farming Terms
Don’t know a grain-fed steer from a grass-fed cow? Don’t worry! Just check this handy glossary for help deciphering common words you’ll hear used in farming circles or in one of my articles.

Soil and Land Prep
So you want to grow vegetables, and lots of them? Or plant a few acres of wheat? Start with good soil and you'll have success. Read on to find out more about how to build good, fertile soil and how to prepare your land for farming.

Orchards and Berries
If biting into a crisp, delicious apple that you grew yourself sounds good, read on. We'll cover growing apples, pears, strawberries, and more on your small farm.

Beekeeping
Learn how to keep healthy, happy bees and harvest delicious honey.

Beekeeping Definitions
Common beekeeping terms like eggs, larvae, brood, queen, and more, defined and explained for you.

Chicken Breeds
Information on how to choose chicken breeds as well as profiles of popular chicken breeds.

Chicks
Everything you need to know about raising happy, healthy baby chicks.

Chicken Coops
Get the scoop on chicken coops: how to build your own, what to look for in one you might buy, when to clean them, and more.

Eggs
All about how to collect, clean, store, wash and sell chicken eggs - and what to do if your hens won't lay in their nest boxes, won't lay eggs, or eat their own eggs.

Goats
Many small farmers raise goats for milk and meat. Learn how to successfully raise, breed, and keep goats on your small farm, homestead or hobby farm.

Turkeys
Learn how to keep turkeys on the small farm, homestead or hobby farm.

Design and Plan
Learn how to design your small farm or homestead from the ground up. Make a plan for the first year and beyond, and find out how to take your plan from dream to reality.

Barns, Buildings and Fences
Wondering how to build a chicken coop? How to keep your goats from climbing on your car? Or how to create a system to water a massive vegetable garden? Grab a hammer and nails and let's get started.

Book and Product Reviews and Additional Resources for Small Farms and Homesteads
I've tested and reviewed products and books and gathered the best resources on small farms and homesteads, here in one place.

Sustainable Agriculture
A sustainable farm is a successful farm. Let's explore ways to put back into the earth what you take out and how to minimize your farm's impact on the environment.

Urban and Suburban Farming
Just because you live in the city or suburbs doesn't mean you can't farm. Learn how to create a sustainable, productive homestead on a small amount of land.

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How to Write a Small Farm Marketing Plan
Learn how to develop and write a small farm marketing plan for your small farm business.

What Is Sustainable Farming?
Learn what sustainable farming is and how to start your own sustainable small farm.

How to Raise and Care For Baby Goat Kids
Learn how to raise and care for baby goat kids on your small farm. Your goat herd, whether dairy or meat, will be happy and healthy with these tips.

Top 10 Tips for Starting Your Small Farm From Scratch
These top tips will help you start your small farm from scratch.

How to Buy Goats for Your Small Farm
Learn how to buy a goat or goats for your herd on the small farm, homestead, or hobby farm. Get started with keeping goats.

Definition of Hobby Farm
Learn what exactly a hobby farm is - what is the definition of a hobby farm?

Freedom Ranger Hatchery - Review of Chick Supplier
A review of Freedom Ranger Hatchery, which provides baby chicks for meat birds aka broilers that free range and pasture well.

How and What to Feed Your Chickens - Feeding Hens
If you're a small farmer getting started with keeping chickens, feed them right. Learn what chickens eat and what type of feed to give them.

Definition of Laying Hen
What is a laying hen? Learn the definition for your small farm.

Starting Your Small Farm From Scratch
Start your small farm today with this helpful checklist to start farming from scratch.

Feed Your Honeybees - Types of Feeders Used in Beekeeping
Learn about the types of bee feeders used in beekeeping and which type is best for your needs on the small farm.

How to Prepare and Cultivate Land for Farming
Preparing your land for farming requires testing your soil, improving it, tilling and cultivating the soil, buying fencing and preparing the land for planting.

Equipment for Maple Sugaring on the Small Farm
This handy list breaks down all the supplies and equipment you need for hobby maple syrup production, or maple sugaring, on the small farm.

Caring for Chickens: Daily and Monthly Chicken Care Tasks
Daily, weekly and monthly chores help care for your chickens day to day. Learn how to maintain a healthy, happy flock of laying hens.

Supplies for Beekeeping Beginners
These are the beekeeping supplies you'll need to get started as a beginning beekeeper.

What Is Sustainable Agriculture? The Term Defined
If you're wondering exactly what sustainable agriculture is, read on for a great definition of the term as it applies to small-scale farming.

6 Crops To Grow in a High Tunnel This Winter
Grow these crops in your high tunnel and/or greenhouse to extend the season for your small farm and increase your profits.

Grow Your Own Great Soil on the Small Farm
Making great soil is key for success as a small farmer. Learn how to compost, make a seed starting mix, test your soil, amend it, till it and prepare it for planting.

New Year's Resolutions for the Small Farmer
Make your New Year's Resolutions as a small farmer and watch your business grow and thrive.

Prepare Your Soil (Tillage Methods on a Small Farm)
Learn how to prepare your soil for planting: tillage methods from conventional to no-till to reduced tillage will be discussed. Whether you have a homestead, a tiny hobby farm or a small-scale farm, you'll find the right method for tilling your soil here.

Top 10 Small Farm Business Ideas
Consider these top 10 small farm business ideas for your own small farm startup. From goats to chickens to herbal products and ferments, you'll find something you enjoy.

Deep Litter Method to Keep Your Chicken Coop Clean
On your small farm, use a deep litter method to compost your pine shavings, straw or hay in place in your chicken coop and keep it smelling clean.

Elderberry Recipes for Your Small Farm Harvest
Elderberries are delicious and healthy. These recipes will help you use up your small farm harvest easily.

Collecting and Cleaning Chicken Eggs
Learn how to properly collect, clean and store the eggs that your hens lay on your small farm, so you can sell them with confidence and know they are as safe as can be.

Plan and Build Your Small Farm Chicken Coop
Plan to build, buy or repurpose a great chicken coop for your small farm laying hens or meat birds with these tips and suggestions.

Set Up Baby Chicks: Gather Your Supplies
Before your chicks arrive in the mail, make sure you have all the supplies you will need for them.

Set Up Baby Chicks: Check Your Shipment
Raising baby chicks to laying hens is easy and fun on the small farm. Learn how to raise baby chicks from day one, step by step.

Set Up Baby Chicks: Set Up the Brooder
Raising baby chicks to laying hens is easy and fun on the small farm. Learn how to raise baby chicks from day one, step by step.

Set Up Baby Chicks: Sit Back and Watch Them
Raising baby chicks to laying hens is easy and fun on the small farm. Learn how to raise baby chicks from day one, step by step.

Set Up Chicks: Keep Bedding Clean
Raising baby chicks to laying hens is easy and fun on the small farm. Learn how to raise baby chicks from day one, step by step.

Set Up Chicks: Dip Beaks in Water
Raising baby chicks to laying hens is easy and fun on the small farm. Learn how to raise baby chicks from day one, step by step.

Set Up Baby Chicks: Fill Waterers and Feeders
Raising baby chicks to laying hens is easy and fun on the small farm. Learn how to raise baby chicks from day one, step by step.

Set Up Baby Chicks: Bring The Baby Chicks Home
Raising baby chicks to laying hens is easy and fun on the small farm. Learn how to raise baby chicks from day one, step by step.

Set Up Chicks: Check for Pasting Up
Raising baby chicks to laying hens is easy and fun on the small farm. Learn how to raise baby chicks from day one, step by step.

Set Up Baby Chicks: Gather Your Supplies
Before your chicks arrive in the mail, make sure you have all the supplies you will need for them.

Improving Soil on a Small Farm
Learn about the different soil types, how to tell what type of soil you have, and the basics of amending your soil on the small farm.

Small Farms Grants, Money, Assistance and Resources
Looking for grants, money, assistance or funding for your small-farm startup? We've gathered the best resources for you to find the grants you need.

Create a Poultry Farming Business Plan
Learn how to start your own poultry farming business - raising chickens for eggs or meat, raising turkeys, or any number of other poultry on the small farm.

Start or Join a Farmers Cooperative
Starting or joining a farmers cooperative can help you pool resources as a small farmer. Learn how to form one and why you might want to join one.

Great Gifts to Give from Your Small Farm
You've grown so many different herbs, berries and crops on your farm -- now turn those into value-added gifts for friends and family.

Top 5 Berries to Grow on the Small Farm
Growing berries for you-pick and pick-your-own operations can be a great small farm business if you pick from these top 5 berries for the small farm.

Top 10 Best Gifts for the Farmer
Here are the top 10 best gifts for the small farmer or homesteader in your life.

How to Grow Blueberries on Your Small Farm
Instructions and tips teach you how to grow blueberries on your small farm or to start a small farm business with pick-your-own blueberries.

Review of Chick Supplier Murray McMurray Hatchery
A review of Murray McMurray hatchery, one of the biggest baby chick suppliers in the United States.

How to Grow Sorghum-Sudangrass as a Cover Crop
Learn when and how to plant Sorghum-Sudangrass as a cover crop on your small farm.

Top 5 Cover Crops for Your Small Farm
These are the top five cover crops for the small farmer looking to build soil fertility, improve soil structure, and helps suppress weeds.

How to Make a Beehive for Beekeeping - Learn the Parts
Learn the parts of a beehive and how to assemble them into a beehive for beekeeping on the small farm.

Do Hens Lay Eggs Without A Rooster?
You don't need a rooster for your hens to lay eggs. But, roosters can protect your flock from predators and other dangers.

How to Choose Dairy Goat Breeds
If you're starting a dairy goat business on your small farm, you'll want to know how to choose the breed that meets your needs.

Hairy Vetch Seeding and Planting Tips
Learn when and how to plant hairy vetch as a cover crop on your small farm or homestead.

How to Grow Red Clover as a Cover Crop
Learn when and how to plant and grow red clover as a cover crop on your small farm or homestead.

Excalibur Food Dehydrator - A Review
A review of the Excalibur 3000 series food dehydrator for preserving food on the small farm, homestead or hobby farm.

Using Guard Llamas on the Small Farm
Guard llamas can be a great way to keep your livestock safe on your small farm. Learn the pros and cons of having a guard llama or group of llamas.

How to Raise Rabbits on the Small Farm
Everything you need to know to raise rabbits for meat or pelts on your small farm, hobby farm, or homestead.

Should You Farm? Decide if Farming is Right for You
Is farming right for you? Should you become a small farmer, homesteader or hobby farmer? I'll help you find the answer.

How to Grow and Harvest Calendula on the Small Farm
Learn how to grow and harvest calendula on the small farm. Calendula is easy to grow and a great medicinal herb for use in beauty products for skin.

Make a Great Website for Your Small Farm Business
Learn how to build a great website for your small farm business.

How to Make a Healing Herbal Salve to Sell on the Small Farm
Learn how to make a healing herbal salve, a great value-added product for the small farm that can be made with a variety of herb-infused oils.

Top 5 Tubers to Grow on the Small Farm
Growing tubers like carrots, potatoes, sweet potatoes, yacon and Jerusalem artichokes can be a great idea for the small farmers who grows vegetables.

How to Start a Successful Beekeeping Business
Starting a beekeeping business can be a fun and profitable option for a small farmer. Learn how to start your own small farm business keeping honey bees.

How to Start a Goat Farming Business
A goat farming business can be a profitable venture for the small farmer. Set up your own goat business for meat, milk, or breeding.

How to Process Chicken for Meat: Step by Step Tutorial
This tutorial shows you how to process your own chickens for meat. The first step is to have your processing station set up. Here's what you will need.

How to Slaughter and Butcher Chickens for Meat
Learn how to slaughter and butcher chickens and other poultry for meat.

How to Slaughter and Butcher Chickens for Meat
Learn how to slaughter and butcher chickens and other poultry for meat.

How to Slaughter and Butcher Chickens for Meat
Learn how to slaughter and butcher chickens and other poultry for meat.

How to Slaughter and Butcher Chickens for Meat
Learn how to slaughter and butcher chickens and other poultry for meat.

How to Slaughter and Butcher Chickens for Meat
Learn how to slaughter and butcher chickens and other poultry for meat.

How to Slaughter and Butcher Chickens for Meat
Learn how to slaughter and butcher chickens and other poultry for meat.

How to Slaughter and Butcher Chickens for Meat
Learn how to slaughter and butcher chickens and other poultry for meat.

How to Slaughter and Butcher Chickens for Meat
Learn how to slaughter and butcher chickens and other poultry for meat.

How to Slaughter and Butcher Chickens for Meat
Learn how to slaughter and butcher chickens and other poultry for meat.

Cucumber Farming - How to Grow Cucumbers
Learn how to grow great cucumbers on your small farm, homestead or hobby farm.

Web Resources for Small Farmers
Internet and web resources can help the small farmer thrive and learn about running a small farm business.

Top 10 Cut Flowers to Grow on the Small Farm
Growing cut flowers can be a great small farm business, and these top 10 cut flower varieties will help you get your business off to a great start.

Top 5 Medicinal Herbs to Grow on the Small Farm
These five medicinal herbs are great choices for growing on the small farm to make value-added herbal products such as teas, tinctures, salves, creams, and more.

Top 5 Herbal Products to Make and Market on the Small farm
As a small farmer, many options for value-added herbal products are available to you, from teas, to bath herbs, to tinctures, salves, and creams.

How to Keep Bees - A Beginner's Guide to Beekeeping
If you're ready to start beekeeping, you've come to the right place. Learn how to set up your hive, how to buy honey bees, and what supplies you need to keep bees.

Beekeeping for Beginners Step By Step
Beginning beekeeping can be fun and relatively easy if you're prepared. This step by step guide will help you set up your honey bees for success on the small farm.

Definition of Cover Crop
Learn the definition of a cover crop, why a farmer might choose to plant one on the small farm, and what some examples are.

Keep Your Laying Hens Happy Through the Winter
Keep your hens happy and warm in their chicken coop through the winter on the small farm with this winter preparation checklist.

Top 10 Tips for Keeping Chickens in Winter
With these handy tips, your laying hens will be happy and warm all winter long on your small farm.

Chicken Breeds - Speckled Sussex
Learn all about the Speckled Sussex, a dual-purpose chicken breed for meat and eggs.

Top Chicken Breeds for the Small Farm or Backyard Flock
Once you've decided to keep chickens, you need to pick from over a hundred possible chicken breeds to find the one that is right for your farm or homestead's needs. This handy list will help you pick a dual-purpose breed that is a good fit.

How to Pick Chicken Breeds for Your Small Farm Flock
Learn how to choose chicken breeds for your small farm laying hen or meat bird flock.

Chicken Breeds - Orpington or Buff Orpington
Learn all about why to choose one chicken breed over another with this breed profile of Orpingtons, a dual-purpose chicken for meat and eggs.

Chicken Breeds - Rhode Island Red
Choosing a chicken breed for your small farm? Consider the Rhode Island Red, a dual-purpose chicken for meat and eggs, and a stellar egg-producer.

Chicken Breeds - New Hampshire Red
The breed of chicken called New Hampshire Red, a dual-purpose chicken for meat and eggs, and why it might be the right choice for your small farm.

5 Great Books to Read About Small Scale Farming
These books on hobby farming, self-sufficiency, and beekeeping are must reads for any beginning small farmer who wants to learn more.

Tools for Building Fences on the Farm
These are the basic tools you will need for putting up fencing on your small farm or homestead.

Tools for Building Fences on the Farm
These are the basic tools you will need for putting up fencing on your small farm or homestead.

What Supplies to Get for Baby Chicks
This list of supplies you'll need for your baby chicks will get them off to a great start.

Top 10 Must-Read Small Farming and Homesteading Books
This list of recommended books for small farms and homesteads makes a great start to your library.

Top 10 Trendy Small Farm Crops to Grow
These trendy vegetables and plants will lure customers to your small farm and increase your sales.

Top Trends in Small Farming
From heritage meat to cooperative CSAs, these small farm trends will provide ideas and inspirations for the farmer looking to retool his or her business plan.

How to Choose Meat Goat Breeds for the Small Farm
Learn how to choose the best breeds of goats to raise for meat production on your small farm, homestead or hobby farm.

Top Tips for Getting Hens to Lay Eggs in Nest Boxes
Do your chickens lay their eggs everywhere but in the nest boxes? These tips will have you collecting fresh, clean eggs out of the nest boxes in no time.

How to Sell Farm Products to Food Distributors
Selling your small farm products, like produce, directly to food distributors can be a great way to sell in volume and to expand your markets.

Housing and Fencing Goats on a Small Farm
The basics of providing shelter, housing and fencing for your small farm goat operation.

How to Start a Small Farm
How to start your small farm. Design it and plan the first year: what animals to keep, what crops and vegetables to plant, and how to arrange buildings and gardens.

Start a Chicken Broiler Business - Raise Chickens for Meat
Learn how to sell chickens for meat on your small farm - start a great, profitable and fun chicken broiler business.

Chicken Health Problems and Diseases
Here you will learn about the common problems and diseases you may encounter keeping chickens on your small farm -- and what to do about them.

How to Feed and Tend Goats on a Small Farm
Proper goat nutrition is key to keeping healthy, happy goats on the small farm, homestead or hobby farm. Learn all the basics of feeding goats properly.

What Is a Heritage Livestock Breed?
Learn all about heritage breeds, and what the difference is between heritage, heirloom and traditional breeds on the small farm, homestead, or hobby farm.

Herbs to Grow on the Small Farm
Growing herbs on a small farm can be an easy and profitable venture. Learn about how to grow some common herbs for market.

Growing Berries on the Small Farm
So many different types of berries -- strawberries, blackberries, and even elderberries -- can be grown as crops on the small farm.

Using Livestock Guardian Dogs on the Small Farm
Livestock guardian dogs, or LGDs, can be a great addition to a small farm, homestead or hobby farm

How to Buy Your First Hobby Farm
If you are looking to buy your first hobby farm, learn what to look for and how to go about the purchase process.

Get Insurance for Your Small Farm
Learn how to get farm insurance for your small farm, and what you should consider when shopping for an insurance policy.

How to Build a Movable Chicken Coop or Chicken Tractor
Learn how to build a simple chicken tractor or movable coop for your laying hens or meat birds.

Build the Bottom Frame
Learn how to build a simple chicken tractor or movable coop for your laying hens or meat birds.

Build Frame of Chicken Coop
Learn how to build a simple chicken tractor or movable coop for your laying hens or meat birds.

Build Roosts
Learn how to build a simple chicken tractor or movable coop for your laying hens or meat birds.

Build Nest Boxes
Learn how to build a simple chicken tractor or movable coop for your laying hens or meat birds.

Build Doors for Nest Boxes
Learn how to build a simple chicken tractor or movable coop for your laying hens or meat birds.

Build a Door and Close in the Coop
Learn how to build a simple chicken tractor or movable coop for your laying hens or meat birds.

Build a Roof
Learn how to build a simple chicken tractor or movable coop for your laying hens or meat birds.

Attach Wheels
Learn how to build a simple chicken tractor or movable coop for your laying hens or meat birds.

Great Recipes to Use Up Extra Eggs
If you raise laying hens on a small farm or homestead, you may have extra eggs to use up in the summer months. These creative and delicious egg recipes will help!

Beginner Beekeeping - Different Types of Honey Bees
As a beginning beekeeper, there are many different types of honey bees to choose from. Learn about the types and why you might pick a particular one.

Book Review of The Backyard Beekeeper
Check out this book review of The Backyard Beekeeper by beekeeper Kim Flottum.

Raising Mini Alpine Goats on the Small Farm
Mini alpines are a miniature goat breed slightly bigger than dwarf goats but smaller than a full sized goat that is good for dairy production.

7 Great Reasons to Grow Buckwheat on the Small Farm
Buckwheat is a great crop for small farmers for many reasons: it's a cover crop that smothers weeds and attracts beneficial insects.

Tips and Tricks to Save Money on the Small Farm
These tips and tricks will help save you money and farm on the cheap on your small farm.

Tips and Tricks to Save Money on the Small Farm
These tips and tricks will help save you money and farm on the cheap on your small farm.

Treats for Your Chickens
When you feed chickens a commercial chicken feed, you will probably still want to include treats or other supplements - such as oyster shells for calcium - they may need.

Foolproof Food Crops for the Beginning Small Farmer
Ten easy to grow crops for the beginning small farmers will ensure that you have plenty to offer CSA and farmers market customers from your small farm.

Test Your Soil and Grow Better Vegetables on the Small Farm
Learn how and when to test your soil so that the plants on your small farm grow as luscious and big as possible.

How to Find a Large Animal Veterinarian for Your Farm Animals
Developing a relationship with a large animal or farm vet can be key to your success as a farmer. Learn how to find a veterinarian and how to get started - before you get your farm animals.

Mann Lake Bee Suit - Protective Clothing Suitable for New Beekeepers
A review of the Mann Lake LTD Economy bee suit - bee protective clothing for the beekeeper.

Sell Your Small Farm Products Direct to Restaurants
Learn the best tips for selling your small farm products directly to restaurants and chefs.

Medicinal Products to Make on Your Small Farm
Making medicinal products is a great outlet for small-scale farmers. Make salve, tincture, syrup and infused oils on your small farm, hobby farm or homestead.

Great Fermented Products to Make on Your Small Farm
Small farmers can enjoy making fermented foods for their families, friends, and farm customers to enjoy. Try these ferments!

How to Plan Your Growing Season on the Small Farm
Learning how to plan, organize and schedule your tasks for the season is key for the small farm, hobby farm or homestead.

Top 10 Tips for Selling at the Farmers Market
These top tips for small farmers who sell at the farmers market will help you make the most profit and enjoyment from your farmers market venture.

Early Spring Checklist for the Small Farm
Spring is a busy time on the small farm, but this checklist will make sure you stay organized and on top of all the work that needs to be done.

Spring Planting Checklist for the Small Farm
This spring checklist specific to planting vegetables and crops will get your small farm season off to a great start!

Ways to Save Money and Make on the Small Farm
Learn ways to save and earn extra money on your small farm, homestead or hobby farm.

Things to Try on Your Small Farm This Year
Try new things -- raising new animals, different crops, and different sales strategies -- for your small farm this year.

How to Buy Honey Bees For Your Small Farm
Are you a beginning beekeeper who needs to buy package bees or nucs? Learn how and where to order and purchase honey bees online.

How to Raise Pastured Poultry - Raise Hens on Grass
How to raise pastured poultry, or chickens on grass, on the small farm or homestead.

Replace Outer Cover
Learn how to inspect your beehive for the health of your colony. This step by step illustrated guide will help you conduct a honey bee hive inspection.

Replacing the Frames
Learn how to inspect your beehive for the health of your colony. This step by step illustrated guide will help you conduct a honey bee hive inspection.

Replace Inner Cover
Learn how to inspect your beehive for the health of your colony. This step by step illustrated guide will help you conduct a honey bee hive inspection.

Finding Eggs
Learn how to inspect your beehive for the health of your colony. This step by step illustrated guide will help you conduct a honey bee hive inspection.

What Larvae Look Like
Learn how to inspect your beehive for the health of your colony. This step by step illustrated guide will help you conduct a honey bee hive inspection.

Inspect Frames
Learn how to inspect your beehive for the health of your colony. This step by step illustrated guide will help you conduct a honey bee hive inspection.

Smoke the Deep Hive Box
Learn how to inspect your beehive for the health of your colony. This step by step illustrated guide will help you conduct a honey bee hive inspection.

Remove Second Deep
Remove the second deep. Small Farms.

Smoke Bees and Remove First Frame
Learn how to inspect your beehive for the health of your colony. This step by step illustrated guide will help you conduct a honey bee hive inspection.

Remove Inner Cover
Learn how to inspect your beehive for the health of your colony. This step by step illustrated guide will help you conduct a honey bee hive inspection.

Remove the Super
Learn how to inspect your beehive for the health of your colony. This step by step illustrated guide will help you conduct a honey bee hive inspection.

Open the Hive
Learn how to inspect your beehive for the health of your colony. This step by step illustrated guide will help you conduct a honey bee hive inspection.

Remove Outer Cover
Learn how to inspect your beehive for the health of your colony. This step by step illustrated guide will help you conduct a honey bee hive inspection.

Gather Supplies
Learn how to inspect your beehive for the health of your colony. This step by step illustrated guide will help you conduct a honey bee hive inspection.

How to Grow Buckwheat as a Cover Crop
Learn when and how to plant buckwheat as a cover crop on your small farm or homestead.

How to Make Compost Tea
Learn how to make and use compost tea, a very helpful addition to the small farm.

DIY Seed Pots from Common Materials
Get some ideas for repurposing common household items to use as seedling pots and trays for your veggie starts this season.

Organizing Your Seed Inventory
Some ideas for organizing your seed inventory on the small farm.

Top 5 Animals to Raise on Pasture
Beef and sheep are often thought of as pasture-raised farm animals, but you can raise goats, chickens, rabbits and more on pasture, too.

Get Started Maple Sugaring: Learn How to Make Maple Syrup
Learn how to make maple syrup, a process known as sugaring, on your small farm.

Top 5 Books for Beginner Homesteaders
With these five books, the beginning homesteader will learn about everything from growing veggies to raising animals to canning and preserving food.

Review SportDOG In-Ground Electric Dog Containment Fence
A review of the SportDOG Brand In-Ground Fence system, an underground electric dog containment fence that can keep your dog contained on up to 100 acres.

Hops Trellis Designs for Growing Hops on the Small Farm
Growing hops on the small farm requires a trellis design that can support the weight of these high, vertical plants. Learn how to design and build your trellis.

Make Your Own DIY Fodder Sprouting System on the Small Farm
Learn the basics of how to set up a DIY fodder sprouting system on your small farm, homestead or hobby farm. Sprout feed for your livestock and save money and improve their nutrition!

Midwinter Checklist for the Small Farm or Homestead
Check everything off this winter to-do list so that you're ready when spring hits your small farm, homestead or hobby farm. Order seeds, order chicks and honeybees, and order your supplies now.

Winter Projects to Keep You Busy on the Small Farm
It's winter, but that doesn't have to mean winter blues on the small farm. Check out these easy and fun projects that will give you a jump on spring and boost your mood, too.

Winter Cooking, Canning and Fermenting on the Small Farm
Winter on the small farm can mean focusing on cooking, canning, preserving and fermenting. So get in the kitchen and take advantage of the cold weather to make some yummy things.

How to Farm Hops
A complete guide to growing, processing, harvesting and pelletizing hops on the small farm, hobby farm or homestead.

How to Raise and Keep Chickens (For Eggs)
Ready to raise your own chickens on your small farm for delicious eggs, meat, or just for pets? Everything you need to know to raise and keep chickens on your small farm or homestead is right here.

How to Safely Clean Your Chicken Eggs
Learn all about how to clean your chicken eggs so that they are safe and healthy for eating and selling to consumers.

Egg Eating - Why Chickens Do It and How to Stop It
Have a problem with egg eating among your laying hens? Learn these crucial tips to stop your chickens from eating their own eggs. Your investment in those hens will pay off with fresh, delicious eggs that you get to eat instead of your hens!

How to Build a Brooder for Baby Chicks
A DIY brooder setup for your chicks is one of the simplest ways to save money while raising chickens. Get some ideas for what to use for a safe, comfortable brooder - including heat lamps, waterers and feeders, bedding and temperature monitoring.

How to Raise Turkeys
Learn how to raise heritage or standard turkeys from day-old poults into delicious birds for the table - or as pets. From feeding and watering to how to range them, you'll find out everything you need to know about raising turkeys.

Protect Your Chickens and Other Poultry From Predators
It seems that more animals are after chickens and poultry than any other farm animal - so learn what predators put your chickens at risk and how to best protect them.

Meat Goats Raising and Feeding Guide
Wondering whether raising meat goats is right for your small farm, homestead or hobby farm? Learn the basics of raising goats for meat to help you decide.

How to Raise Sheep and Lamb on a Small Farm
Raising sheep and lambs can be intimidating when you don't know where to begin. Learn the basics here so you can have happy, healthy ewes, rams and lambs.

Should You Keep Bees for Your Farm?
Learn what you need to consider when deciding whether to keep bees in the city, country, on a small farm or homestead.

Beekeeping Tasks by Season
Learn what you need to do to keep your bees healthy and happy through the seasons: spring, summer, fall and winter beekeeping tasks.

Housing and Fencing Turkeys - Raising Turkeys
Learn how to build a great turkey house, turkey coop, or movable turkey shelter and how to fence turkeys to protect them from predators.

How to Raise Healthy Turkeys From Poults
Learn how to raise healthy, happy turkeys from day-old poults (baby turkeys).

How to Raise Goats on Your Small Farm
If you know how to raise goats, they can make a great addition to the small farm or homestead. The basics are here to help you get started.

Types of Hives - Langstroth and Top-Bar Beehives
Can't decide which type of hive is best for your backyard beekeeping operation? We'll demystify the types of beehives and help you figure it out.

How to Make Your Own Chicken or Poultry Feed
Move toward greater self-sufficiency when you make your own chicken or other poultry feed on your small farm or homestead. This will get you started toward a custom mix that meets your needs for chicken feed and keeps your hens healthy.

Where to Buy Baby Chickens and Other Poultry Online
Ready to place your order for baby chicks for your small farm or homestead? Here's a list of the best places to order baby chicks, turkeys, ducks, geese, keets, and other poultry online.

Top 10 Tips for Building a Chicken Coop
Considering building your own chicken coop? These tips will help you create a chicken coop that will last for many years and keep your laying hens safe and happy.

How to Start a Small Farm Business
You may want to start a small farm business and be wondering where to begin. Let me guide you step by step through the process of starting your small farm business.

How to Raise Chickens for Meat
Ready to raise your own chickens for meat? Learn everything you need to know about how to raise meat birds from fluffy chicks to slaughtering and processing time.

How to Make Fizzy Kombucha - Secondary Stage Fermenting
Take delicious homemade kombucha and add carbonation, fizziness and flavors like raspberry, elderberry, ginger, lemon-ginger and more.

How to Plant and Grow Garlic - Be a Small Scale Farmer
Ever wondered: hardneck or softneck? How do I grow garlic? Can I sell it profitably as a crop on my small farm? Find out the answers to all your garlic growing questions.

How to Plan a Farm and Garden to Feed a Family
Wondering how much to plant on your small farm to feed your family? Is 5 tomato plants enough, or would 15 be better? Get started planning your garden so that you have fresh, delicious produce for your family all year.

Top 10 Tips for Starting Your Hobby Farm
These tips will get you started on your hobby farm.

Top 10 Tips for Hatching Chicks Naturally
If you want to hatch chicks naturally with a broody hen from your own flock, these tips will help you maximize your success.

How to Write a Small Farm Business Plan
Overwhelmed at the thought of writing your small farm business plan? Not sure where to start? Learn the basic components to a small farm business plan so you can start writing one for your farm. Take it one step at a time!

Keep Chickens in the City - Urban Farms
Many people successfully live in the city or suburbs and have a small flock of laying hens. These tips will keep your neighbors happy and avoid fines.

How to Build a Root Cellar
Building a root cellar doesn't have to involve a backhoe. Learn some simple ways to store vegetables and crops for winter, and some guidelines for going big and digging one out of the earth.

Supplemental Lighting in the Chicken Coop in Winter
If winter has come and with it, egg production of your laying hens has slowed or stopped, learn how a supplemental lighting program can induce laying again.

Starting an Egg Business on Your Small Farm
Learn how to start an egg business on your small farm.

How to Grow and Harvest Dry Beans
Learn how to grow and harvest dry beans. Covers planting time, spacing, growing notes, pests and problems, maintenance, harvesting, seed saving, storage and preservation.

How to Predator Proof Your Chicken Coop
Keep your chickens safe from predators like weasels, raccoons, and even neighborhood dogs, in a predator-proof chicken coop.

How to Hatch Chicks Naturally With a Broody Hen
You don't always need an incubator to hatch chicken eggs. Some hens take to the task of hatching baby chicks naturally, going broody on a clutch of eggs that you or she collects.

Before You Build Raised Beds for Gardening
Before you build raised beds, learn why you might want to use them, how many to build, what size to make them, what material to use, and what plants grow well in them.

How to Choose Animals and Crops to Raise on Your Farm
Pigs, goats, ducks, chickens, emu - it all seems overwhelming! How can you decide what you want to raise on your farm?

Chicken Waterer Types and Watering Guide
Learn about the different types of chicken waterers and how to water your chickens or laying flock on the small farm or homestead. Keep water from freezing in winter and keep your hens' water clean and fresh.

Types of Fencing for Your Small Farm
An overview of the types of fence and fencing methods most commonly used on small farms today and why you'd choose a particular type of fence. Includes maintenance procedures for each option.

Sell Chicken Eggs From Your Small Farm
Learn how to sell your homegrown, pastured chicken eggs from your small farm or homestead.

How to Slaughter and Process Turkeys on the Small Farm
Learn the steps so you can slaughter and process your own heritage turkeys on your small farm or homestead, whether for your small farm business or just for the Thanksgiving table.

How to Make a Bundle at the Farmers Market
Learn how to sell your small farm's produce, meat, eggs, dairy and poultry at the farmers market. What are the best strategies for success?

What to Do With Frozen Chicken Eggs
If it's wintertime, your chicken eggs might have frozen. Can you still use them?

Design a Small Farm - Plan the First Year
You know where you want to end up in one year, or five years - with a successful small farm. How do you get there? I'll help you take your dreams and make them reality.

How to Freeze Fresh Corn
Learn how to harvest, prep and freeze corn in bulk, a handy skill for any small farmer who grows corn.

Where to Buy Turkey Poults - Hatcheries and Suppliers
Ready to place your order for turkey poults for your small farm or homestead? Here's a list of the best places to order turkey poults online.

How to Raise Dairy Goats for Milk
Learn the basics of keeping dairy goats for milk on the small farm, homestead or hobby farm. Is keeping milk goats right for you?

How to Buy Land for a Homestead or Small Farm
Ready to buy land for your dream homestead, small farm, or hobby farm? Learn how to find the land that is right for you.

Best Small Farming and Homesteading Magazines
A collection of some of the best magazines about small farming, homesteading and self-sufficiency out there.

How, When and Why to Feed Your Honeybees
Learn how, when and why to feed - and not feed - your honey bees.

Ordering Honey Bees for Your Beehive
Are you a beginning beekeeper who needs bees? Learn how and where to order honey bees online.

How to Maintain Your Farm Property
Your animals are all settled in, your garden is producing well, and you’re already thinking about next season’s improvements. But of course, you still need to maintain what you already have. With a little bit of attention and care, you can keep your farm infrastructure well-maintained and functioning smoothly.

Free Barn and Shed Plans for the Small Farm
Find resources for free and low-cost barn and shed plans perfect for the small farm, homestead and hobby farm. Livestock housing, equipment storage and more.

How to Prepare the Soil for Growing Garlic
Learn how to prepare the soil to grow the biggest, best, most tasty garlic ever on your small farm, homestead or hobby farm.

Raising Chickens - Free Roaming, Pastured, Coop and Run
When it comes to housing your chickens, you have several different options for containment - everything from allowing them to range or roam freely, to having them contained within movable electric net fencing, to a traditional coop and run.

Should You Raise Chickens?
Wondering whether laying hens or chickens are the right choice for your small farm or homestead? Learn what's involved and what you should consider as you make your decision.

How to Feed and Water Turkeys
If you're raising turkeys, figure out what are the best feeders and waterers are and what feed to use to get the biggest, healthiest turkeys.

Build a Repurposed or Upcycled Chicken Coop
Find ideas and plans for chicken coops and tractors repurposed from trampolines, swingsets, pallets and more! Make your own chicken coop for your small farm.

Free Chicken Tractor Plans for the Small Farm
Find free plans for low-cost chicken tractors - mobile chicken coops - for raising meat birds aka broilers on pasture on the small farm, hobby farm or homestead.

Free Chicken Coop Plans for the Small Farm
Find free chicken coop and chicken tractor plans here. Links to free plans for coops that are geared toward the small farmer and hobby farmer.

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Urban, Suburban & Small-Scale Hobby Farms
Everything you need to start a hobby farm. Learn how to raise chickens, pigs and bees, and maintain a successful, small-scale farm.

How to Become a Farm Caretaker
Farm caretakers live on a farm in exchange for watching over its operations. Learn whether farm caretaking is the right choice for you.

How to Manage Growing Garlic
Once you've selected seed, prepared your soil, and planted your cloves or bulbils, learn how to manage your growing garlic on the small farm for the best yields and biggest bulbs.

Beekeeping Supplies for Sale - Buying Supplies Online
Find out where to buy the beekeeping supplies you need for your new honey bees!

How to Make Your Own DIY Seed Starting Mix
Learn how to create your own recipe for a seed starting mix for growing your own plants from seed. It is easy to do and will save you money on your small farm, hobby farm or homestead.

How to Know if A Goat is Sick
Wondering if your goat is sick or healthy? Learn the signs and symptoms of illnesses in goats and what to do about them.

How to Raise Goat Breeding Stock
Wondering whether keeping goats to raise for breeding stock on your small farm is right for you? These are the key questions to ask yourself if you're thinking of raising goats for breeding stock.

What Is "Homesteading"?
Confused when people use the term

Definition of Homesteading
What does it mean to homestead? What is homesteading? Find out the definition of this commonly-used term.

Pullet (Chicken): Definition - Small Farms
What kind of chicken is a pullet, exactly?

Getting Started With Raising Rabbits
Learn how to get started with raising and breeding rabbits on your small farm, home or homestead.

Fencing on the Farm - Poly Tape and Poly Wire Fencing
Electric tape or wire fencing, often called poly tape or poly wire, can be an effective temporary fencing solution for many animals on the farm.

Top 10 Tips for Winter Beekeepers
Use these tips if you're a beekeeper who wants to help your bees survive the long, cold winter.

Biodynamic Agriculture - Learn About the Biodynamic Preparations
Biodynamic farming, or biodynamic agriculture, is a method of farming that is sustainable and, some say, was the first modern ecological farming method. Learn about the biodynamic preparations that you can use to enhance soil fertility on your small farm or homestead.

How to Use Row Cover - Use Floating Row Cover on Your Small Farm
Learn how to use floating row cover to extend the season on your small farm. Learn why to use it - how it also protects against insects and wind - and what kind of row cover to buy for your farm.

How do I start a small farm business?
How do I start a small farm business?

Fall Beekeeping Tasks - How to Take Care of Your Bees in the Autumn
A comprehensive list of what you need to do in the fall to prepare your bees for winter.

Naturally Fermented Brined Pickles Recipe
Learn how to make naturally fermented pickles, a delicious way to preserve the harvest and to add to your repertoire of value-added farm products.

How Much Wood Is in a Cord?
Do you heat with wood? Want to be clear how much wood you're really buying when you buy

Creative Ideas for Your CSA
Community supported agriculture programs, commonly called CSAs or farm shares, are a great way to market your farm products. More than just a box of veggies, some CSAs are getting very creative about how and what they offer their shareholders.

Cooperative Extensions and other Farmer Resources
Learn about your Cooperative Extension service, USDA grants and programs that may be available to you, and how to connect with resources in your area.

How to Start Seeds
Learn how to start seeds to grow indoors or in a greenhouse. Starting plants from seed is a key skill for the small farmer, homesteader or hobby farmer.

Protect Bees and Beehives From Bears
Bears can seriously damage or totally destroy a beehive. Learn how to keep your honey bees safe from these large predators who happen to love to eat honey and bee brood.

Top 10 Tips for Marketing Your Small Farm Products
Ten tips that will help you market your small farm products successfully.

How to Make a DIY Seed Starting Shelf
Learn how to make your own shelf for starting plants from seed indoors. Handy if you don't have a high tunnel or greenhouse but still need to start lots of plants for your small farm, hobby farm or homestead.

What Kind of Small Farm is Right for You
Hobby farm, homestead or business: which small farm type is right for you?

Sugar Syrup and Hard Candy Recipes for Beekeepers
It can sometimes be necessary to feed bees sugar syrup or sugar candy. Here is a collection of sugar syrup and sugar candy recipes for your honey bees.

Start a Community Supported Agriculture Share Program
CSA or community supported agriculture programs allow small farm customers to buy shares in a farm's entire season, resulting in a weekly box of produce and farm goods. Learn how to start your own CSA on your small farm.

How to Pick Sweet Corn
When should you pick your ears of sweet corn that you've so carefully grown and tended? Learn when sweet corn is ready to pick, and how to cook it once you've picked it.

Ameracauna Chickens - Breed Profile
Learn all about why to choose one chicken breed over another with this breed profile of Ameracaunas, an egg-laying chicken breed that lays unique blue eggs. This breed has a related mixed-breed called Easter Egger.

How to Combine Two Beehives
In beekeeping it is sometimes necessary to combine hives. Learn when and why to combine colonies or hives, and how to combine beehives in the right way.

How to Set Up & Move Electric Net Fencing or Electronet
Learn how to set up and move electric net fencing on your small farm or homestead without getting it into a tangled mess!

Electric Net Fencing: How to Set Up and Move Electric Net Fencing or Electronet
Learn how to set up and move electric net fencing on your small farm or homestead without getting it into a tangled mess!

Electric Net Fencing: How to Set Up and Move Electric Net Fencing or Electronet
Learn how to set up and move electric net fencing on your small farm or homestead without getting it into a tangled mess!

Electric Net Fencing: How to Set Up and Move Electric Net Fencing or Electronet
Learn how to set up and move electric net fencing on your small farm or homestead without getting it into a tangled mess!

Electric Net Fencing: How to Set Up and Move Electric Net Fencing or Electronet
Learn how to set up and move electric net fencing on your small farm or homestead without getting it into a tangled mess!

Electric Net Fencing: How to Set Up and Move Electric Net Fencing or Electronet
Learn how to set up and move electric net fencing on your small farm or homestead without getting it into a tangled mess!

Electric Net Fencing: How to Set Up and Move Electric Net Fencing or Electronet
Learn how to set up and move electric net fencing on your small farm or homestead without getting it into a tangled mess!

How to Grow a Cover Crop (The Basics)
Cover crops are a great way to add fertility, suppress weeds, and fill a niche in your small farm crop rotation. Learn when, how and why to plant them, and which ones to choose for your needs.

Korean Pickled Cabbage (Kimchi) Recipe
Learn how to make kimchi, a spicy, fermented Korean cabbage dish that is a popular value-added farm product.

How to Grow Microgreens on the Small Farm
Microgreens are a tasty, nutritious addition to salads and meals, and high-end restaurants and chefs use them to top dishes with extra bursts of flavor. It's easy to grow microgreens and this article will tell you how to do it whether it's on a home or small farm scale.

Scoby - Definition of Scoby
What exactly is a scoby? Small Farms.

Should I Build or Buy a High Tunnel?
Learn why you might, or might not, want to invest in a high tunnel - an unheated, plastic-covered space for growing vegetables and other small farm crops.

Fencing on the Farm - Electric Net Fencing
Electric net fencing is a popular choice to keep poultry and sheep contained on the farm. Learn the pros and cons and decide for yourself whether electric net fencing is right for your management method.

How to Make Your Own Farmstead Yogurt
Making your own farmstead yogurt is easy, fun and a great way to use up extra milk and keep it around for longer.

Warré Hive - Types of Beehives for Beekeeping
Learn about the Warr hive, which is a type of beehive used in natural, foundationless beekeeping.

How to Choose Pig Breeds
Learn how to pick a heritage breed of pig to raise on your small farm.

Goals for Raising Goats - Milk, Meat, Breed or Show
Decide what your goals are for raising goats on your small farm, hobby farm or homestead: do you want to raise goats for milk, meat, show or to breed?

Processing Pigs on the Small Farm
If you want to process your own pigs on your small farm or homestead, learn what's involved in the slaughter and processing steps.

How to Start a Hobby Farm
Learn how to realize your dream of having your own hobby farm.

Woven Wire Fencing - Woven Wire Fence on the Farm
Learn about woven wire fencing, a good choice for many types of livestock on the small farm.

How to Grow Sprouts on the Small Farm
Growing sprouts can be done on a windowsill, but you can also grow sprouts on the small farm to sell at farmers markets or to food stores. Sprouts are a delicious, nutritious crop that's easy to grow.

How do I start a hobby farm?
Leann how to start your own hobby farm.

Should You Raise Goats?
Wondering whether keeping goats on your small farm is right for you? These are the key questions to ask yourself if you're thinking of raising goats on a small farm, homestead, or hobby farm.

Benefits and Uses of Dandelion
Learn the benefits and uses of dandelion, a weed that you can wild harvest or grow on your own small farm, homestead or hobby farm.

Barbed Wire Fencing - Learn About Barbed Wire Fencing on Farms
Learn about the pros and cons of barbed wire fencing on the small farm.

How to Brew Water Kefir
Learn how to make water kefir, a great value-added product for the small farm and a great homesteading activity.

Benefits of Raising Goats
Learn why goats are such a great animal for the small farm or homestead.

Nest Box - Definition of Nest Box
Wondering what a nest box is? Wonder no more; here's an explanation.

Seed Suppliers and Seed Catalogs for Small Farming
Learn where to buy the best seeds and garden supplies for your small farm and homestead. Use this list of seed suppliers and seed catalogs for your farm and garden planning.

How to House and Fence Pigs
Learn how to house and fence your pigs properly on your small farm, homestead or hobby farm.

How to Raise Pigs on the Small Farm
Learn everything you need to know about how to raise pigs on the small farm, homestead or hobby farm.

Recipes for Jerusalem Artichokes or Sunchokes
Here are some great recipes for Jerusalem artichokes, aka sunchokes, for you to share with your CSA customers and others.