Homesteading, Gardening, and Off-Grid Living

Category: Animals

  • What is the Best Deer Food Plot for Sandy Soil?

    What is the Best Deer Food Plot for Sandy Soil?

    If you are a hunter and you want to attract deer to your property, one of the best ways is to grow a food plot. One common problem is sandy soil. Many crops just don’t grow well in sandy conditions. In this guide, we’ll outline the best food plots for sandy soil. We’ll outline the…

  • Housing for Ducks: How to Build a Duck House

    Housing for Ducks: How to Build a Duck House

    If you’re a homesteader looking to add ducks to your backyard, you might wonder where and how you’ll house them. Ducks don’t need much in terms of shelter. All they need is a secure and dry place to protect them from predators and the elements. This guide outlines housing for ducks. We’ll look at different…

  • Raising Backyard Ducks Vs Chickens: Pros and Cons

    Raising Backyard Ducks Vs Chickens: Pros and Cons

    Ducks and chickens are both popular livestock options for homesteaders. They’re inexpensive, versatile, and easy to raise. They also provide you with delicious eggs and meat. Which is the best species for you? To help you decide, this guide outlines the pros and cons of raising ducks vs chickens. We’ll cover egg and meat production,…

  • 17 Best Homesteading Animals for Self-Sufficiency

    17 Best Homesteading Animals for Self-Sufficiency

    Animals provide essential services for homesteaders. You may raise animals for food, meat, milk, eggs, fertilizer, fiber, labor, companionship, and more. This guide outlines 17 of the best homesteading animals for self-sufficiency. In this guide, we’ll cover all of the common farm animals including chickens, cows, pigs, and goats. We’ll also cover a few less…