How to Keep Chicken Water from Freezing: 14 Tricks to Try
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How to Keep Chicken Water from Freezing: 14 Tricks to Try

Chickens need access to fresh water daily, but in the winter, you might find that it’s hard to keep chicken water from freezing. The first winter I raised chickens, I learned a lot of things like how to keep chicken water from freezing and all about frostbite and chickens. I also learned that chickens don’t…

13 Vegetables and Fruits You Can Store in a Root Cellar
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13 Vegetables and Fruits You Can Store in a Root Cellar

Many vegetables and fruits can be stored in a root cellar, an old fashioned food preservation method we should all embrace. Root cellars are a low-maintenance method of food preservation that requires no extra work on your end. Storing fruits and vegetables in a root cellar helps to preserve freshness in the least labor-intensive way…

17 Cheap Christmas Activities Your Family Will Love
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17 Cheap Christmas Activities Your Family Will Love

Christmas often feels financially overwhelming, but these cheap Christmas activities bring all the holiday spirit on a budget. We lived on a tight budget for years, but I never wanted my kids to feel like we couldn’t do things during the holiday season. I wanted the memories of this season to be treasured all their…

The UItimate Homestead Wishlist: 34 Gifts for Homesteaders

The UItimate Homestead Wishlist: 34 Gifts for Homesteaders

Are you wondering what to get the homesteader in your life? This homestead wishlist has some of the best homesteading and gardening gifts. Homesteading is more than a hobby; it’s a way of life. So, it makes sense to buy Christmas gifts that assist in some of their favorite things or what they need to…

Dealing with Frostbite on Chickens: What You Need to Know
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Dealing with Frostbite on Chickens: What You Need to Know

As the temperatures dip down, chicken owners have to watch for frostbite on their chickens and know how to deal with this problem appropriately. The first time I saw frostbite on chickens I had no idea what was wrong. My rooster had blackened tips on his comb, and I wondered what caused it. After a…

How Long Do Ducks Live?

How Long Do Ducks Live?

Before adding ducks to your homestead, make sure you understand how long do ducks live as homestead livestock. Adding ducks to your homestead is a great idea; they are a happy animal that get along with chickens. Before doing so, make sure you know how long do ducks live because they often have a longer…

Acidity for Canning: Why It Matters for Safe Canning
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Acidity for Canning: Why It Matters for Safe Canning

If you’ve spent time canning, you’ve heard all about acid levels and why it determines if you can safely water bath can food. Acidity for canning is truly important! While canning jellies and jams are one of my favorite activities, it is important to understand how to do so correctly. There are a lot of…