DIY plans, videos, infographic, and info about the Walipini, an underground greenhouse that lets you grow year round. You can build it for less than $300!! Homesteaders, farmers, and backyard gardeners often use various methods to extend the growing season, especially in colder climates. They often use cold frames, hoop houses, black plastic, frost covers, and greenhouses to give their […]
Self sufficiency is a lifestyle focused on reducing your use of outside resources. The more self sufficient you are the more you provide for yourself instead of relying on other people, corporations, or governments to take care of your day to day needs.
Can you inbreed rabbits? More so, should you? What is line breeding? Learn how to develop a good eye and good judgment in your rabbit breeding. Can you inbreed rabbits? What is line breeding? More importantly, should you? Line breeding is the process of breeding closely related animals, usually father to daughter or mother to son, in an effort to improve […]
Feeding chickens solely on pasture can be tricky, but isn’t impossible. Chickens can find their own feed, but each chicken needs a considerable amount of room. Chickens can’t eat what isn’t there, and the more chickens you have the less food there is for each chicken. You have to match the number chickens to your pasture size or they will […]
We are now three to five generations removed from the rural life that helped make America great. We have migrated to big cities and left our self-sustained lives behind. These mega-cities have caused our general well-being to decline, with suicide rates increasing across the world. Crowded conditions and economic problems have led to rampant crime, pollution, and a dog-eat-dog mentality. You will find […]
Becoming more self sufficient isn’t all about raising chickens, or getting up at 4:00AM. It’s about consuming smarter and producing for your own daily needs. And that might mean you choose to raise chickens and get up at 4:00AM, but it doesn’t mean you have to. Becoming more self-sufficient doesn’t have to be all or nothing […]