how to grow lettuce

How to Grow Lettuce The Right Way

Growing lettuce is easy when you know what you are doing. Here I explain how to grow lettuce from seed or regrow from lettuce. It grows quickly and is a cool season crop. See below for my videos about growing leaf lettuce and growing romaine lettuce from seed. Lettuce grows well in growing zones 2 – 11 as long as you plant it at the right time of year. Lettuce doesn’t like extreme temperatures. If … Read more

kunekune pigs

Kunekune Pigs Raising Kunekunes on the Homestead

The funny looking pig with a funny sounding name, Kunekune pigs are a great choice for smaller homestead operations. These pigs provide high quality meat in smaller quantities and are easier on the fields because they root less than other breeds. In addition, Kunekune pigs are grazing pigs and need less grain to grow to market weight. You may want to consider Kunekunes if you are interested in raising meat pigs or just starting out … Read more

Berkshire pigs

Berkshire Pigs ~ Heritage Meat Pigs for the Homestead

One of the oldest breeds of swine, black Berkshire pigs go back at least 350 years in history. The quality of the marbled meat that the Berkshire can provide for your homestead is unmatched. If you need a hardy and intelligent pig to provide meat for your homestead operation, the Berkshire may be perfect for your needs. Berkshire Pig Origin Berkshire pigs are native to England. They are named for the area in which they … Read more

Duromax generator

Duromax Generator ~ 4 Reviews to Find the Best for You

Here we discuss four small, medium, and heavy-duty power Duromax generators, along with Duromax dual fuel generators that are rated as high as 12,000 watts. It doesn’t matter if you’re looking for a powerful job site generator, or a standby emergency power source for your home or RV. You will certainly find a selection of quality Duromax portable generators to meet your emergency power needs. Duromax boasts an extensive product line-up of 20 different generator … Read more

nubian goat

Nubian Goat ~ Rich Milk Perfect for Making Cheese

With long, floppy ears, a noble bearing, and inquisitive eyes, the Nubian goat is an adorable mammal. However, this animal has more to offer your homestead than just its cuteness. Nubians are raised for their milk as well as their meat, giving you several revenue possibilities for the homestead when you raise them. There are many reasons that the Nubian goat is the most popular breed of goat in the United States. Nubian Goat History … Read more

Generac Portable Generator

Generac Portable Generator ~ Here’s How to Choose One

Before deciding on the type and wattage of Generac portable generator you should purchase for stand-by or emergency power, you need to answer some questions. First, you should consider the different types of Generac generators. They are categorized by: How much power the unit delivers What type of fuel is used to drive the engine A Generac portable generator natural gas is a good choice if you prefer a clean burning fuel without odors (unlike … Read more

Toggenburg goat

Toggenburg Goat ~ Moderate Milk Producers for Homesteads

The oldest known breed of goat, the Toggenburg goat, is generally raised to give milk. A smaller sized goat, these goats are a wonderful choice for the homesteader because they require less feed than some other breeds of dairy goats. You can also use them for meat, but this isn’t their primary purpose. These dairy goats are also very hardy, particularly in cooler climates. If you are interested in a moderately producing milk goat, the … Read more

Swedish flower hen

Swedish Flower Hen ~ A Swoon-worthy Breed

The Swedish Flower Hen is a dual-purpose chicken. It is less common than other chicken breeds but in demand if you can find the chicks for sale. They are also called Blommehons. Their uniqueness comes from the fact that every single one of them looks different. When you see them together in a flock, each will have a variety of colors. Some have white-tipped feathers or whitish spots at the tips of their feathers. This … Read more

Firman Generator

Firman Generator – Choose the Right Size and Model for Your Needs

There are many reasons for a homeowner to consider a Firman generator. It’s one of those purchases that can be an investment in your family’s safety and comfort when damaging weather leaves you without power for days on end. In addition, Firman generators can also provide dependable power on construction job sites, for home renovation projects, and when dry-camping, or if all RV power hookups are taken at your campsite. The beauty of Firman generators … Read more

what do llamas eat

What Do Llamas Eat? Everything to Know and Consider

What do llamas eat? As herbivores, they eat plants, including grasses, forbs, shrubs, tree leaves and fruit. They thrive in pasture settings and are excellent grazers and browsers. A llama diet staple is hay. In addition to plants, hay and other vegetation, llamas eat other foods as well. What you feed llamas will depend on why you are raising them. Learn more about this below. You can supplement llama diets with herbivore pellets, salt and … Read more