How to Render and Clean Beeswax

How to Render and Clean Beeswax

While there are many methods for cleaning and rendering beeswax, this method, described by Starla of Misty Meadows Homestead & Apiary results in beautiful clean wax worthy of all of your beeswax products. We asked her to share with our readers so you too can 

How to Use Natural Remedies for your Livestock

How to Use Natural Remedies for your Livestock

Natural remedies can help address health issues with your livestock when used safely.

How to Raise your own Meat Chickens

How to Raise your own Meat Chickens

By Katie Ostrander If you’re like me, you’re totally put off by the chicken you see in the grocery store. Hard to understand advertising, cuts that see to be too large for a chicken, and what exactly is all that water from in the little 

Book Review:  How to Speak Chicken

Book Review: How to Speak Chicken

Subtitle:  Why Your Chickens Do What They Do & Say What They Say I consider chickens to be the gateway animal to having animals on your homestead.  Once you’ve got the basics (shelter, food, water, and a place to forage) they are surprisingly low-maintenance. One 

How to get Started with Beekeeping

How to get Started with Beekeeping

There’s been a huge surge in the number of homesteaders interested in or practicing beekeeping as part of their journey to self-sufficiency. The benefits are multi-fold: you get to enjoy your harvest of honey and maybe even sell some, and you get to support one 

How to Ferment Chicken Feed

How to Ferment Chicken Feed

Fermenting chicken feed wasn’t something I originally intended on doing.  It was only after I had 32 chickens eating the same feed–which turned into us going through a 40-lb bag of feed in 4-5 days–that I considered it.  I had seen some members of my