Backyard Homestead – A lot of the time, when people are beginning with their homestead, it’s difficult to know which direction to go in. One thing that’s usually pretty helpful is if you can get one good book that covers a variety of subjects in enough depth for you to give it an experimental try. […]
DIY Hydroponics System – Pete doesn’t have any garden space or soil for planting in his yard. But he didn’t let that stop him from starting a vegetable garden. Here he tells us about the he built and the veggies he grows. Here’s what he said about building a hydroponics system. I live in a climate which is very hot and […]
Starting a Garden Where Soil Poor – But the good news is, there are ways to do this! Sometimes you can improve the soil that’s there. If it’s beyond an easy fix, you can plant in raised beds you’ve filled with good soil. Or you can just make lasagna! But restoring a Rural Backyard is […]
How to be livestock guardian dog in case any of you do-it-yourself are interested! Even though I am a very busy dog, after a bit of negotiation with myself I agreed to do it and so…here is my DIY how-to! Now where should I start. HMMMMMM. First off, you all need to know that I […]
One question many of our Rural Living Today readers have in common is “Where do I start?” We’ve been addressing that question in several different ways, and today we have a great addition to our tool kits.
Jill Winger of The Prairie Homestead has written an excellent book called Your Custom Homestead. Jill describes it as a “How to Organize Your Thoughts, Dreams, and Ideas to Turn Them into a Unique Homestead” book.
We knew our RLT readers would love that!
There’s a lot to know about storing grain in buckets. But the great thing is, once you learn how, it’s easy to do. Our hacks will make it even easier! Q#1: How do you go about storing grain in buckets? Q#2: Do you have to do anything to keep air out? A: We have two […]
We’ve had beef cattle before, but until I read this book, I didn’t see any way I could ever keep a milk cow.
Not enough space, not enough time, not enough knowledge. But author Sue Weaver has changed my mind.
I now know that a cow does not take a lot of space or time. And with this book at my side, I’d have just about all the knowledge I’d need.
Country gardens are not just for vegetables. There’s so much more you can do. Just in time for our first snowfall, I got our vegetable patch put to bed for the winter. As I was working, I realized that in spite of the colorful veggies and herbs, I had really missed having a flower bed. […]
Here’s about restoring an old abandoned rural backyard. Several months ago, we had to relocate due to a job. In this economy, you kind of have to do that. The job we relocated for was a blessing but it took us several months to find the right home. The one we found is incredible. Out […]