The 11 Best Chicken Breeds for Hot Weather
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The 11 Best Chicken Breeds for Hot Weather

Did you know that summer is harder for chickens than winter? That’s why you need heat hardy chickens if you live in hot climates. Everyone stresses about the winter, but chickens struggle more in the summer than the winter. Selecting some of the best chicken breeds for hot weather reduces the discomfort your flock feels….

13 Best Cold Weather Chicken Breeds for Your Flock
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13 Best Cold Weather Chicken Breeds for Your Flock

If you live in a cold region, you need one of the best cold hardy chicken breeds. Winters are brutal in many areas, and depending on where you live, some chicken breeds struggle with the low temperatures. Picking the best cold weather chicken breeds ensures your flock stays healthy and happy throughout the winter months….

The 11 Best Egg Laying Chickens: Real Homesteaders Tell All
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The 11 Best Egg Laying Chickens: Real Homesteaders Tell All

It’s hard to figure out what are the best egg-laying chicken breeds, so look at what real homesteaders have to say! The main reason most people raise backyard chickens is because they want a fresh supply of eggs. Nothing compares to gathering warm, fresh eggs each morning and turning them into delicious meals for your…

How to Plant a Self-Sufficient Garden: 12 Staple Crops You Need to Grow
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How to Plant a Self-Sufficient Garden: 12 Staple Crops You Need to Grow

If you want to have a self-sufficient garden, you have to make sure you grow the right staple crops to feed your family. Learning how to be more self-sufficient and provide for your family has never been more important than this time. Starting a self-sufficient garden with staple crops is one way that our family…

Cloth Diapers During an Emergency: How to Get Started
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Cloth Diapers During an Emergency: How to Get Started

Having cloth diapers during an emergency can be extremely helpful. Whether you’re facing a job loss, a hurricane, or the current pandemic, diapers are pricey, and we don’t always have access to diapers. With my youngest, we switched to disposable diapers after using cloth diapers for ten years, and I now have to worry about…