This Week in Homesteading
November 20, 2015
Spent some time this week cleaning the chicken coop and getting them ready for winter. We’ve been getting spoiled with this unseasonably nice autumn, but the snow is coming…
From my favorite blogs this week:
- Nicole of Little Blog on the Homestead gave us all a good reminder to make the most of what you’ve got, where you are with 50 Ways to Homestead… No Matter Where You Live.
- Heather from The Homesteading Hippy did a guest post on The Prairie Homestead this week, all about raising meat on a small homestead. If you’re not ready for pigs and cattle (like us), this post is for you!
- Learn all about nestboxes for your chickens on the Fresh Eggs Daily blog.
- Have y’all been following the amazing recipe posts/videos that Shaye has been sharing lately on The Elliott Homestead?!
On YouTube this week:
- Patara of Appalachia’s Homestead shared everything you need to know about laying and broody hens and also gave a tour of the chicken breeds she keeps. (Well worth the watch; she has some gorgeous birds!)
- My Homesteading Project posted a how-to video showing how to disbud a young goat. I’ve watched a lot of YouTube videos on livestock care, butchering, and so on — and I have to admit, this is the first one that made me a little uncomfortable. But we’re starting our little dairy goat herd in the spring, so it’s something I’ll need to get comfortable with in the future! If it makes you squeamish too, here are some playful baby goats to make you feel better!
- Dirtpatcheaven posted an interesting video about dealing with breeding virgin rabbits, or rabbits that haven’t been bred regularly.
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Amanda lives with her family on a little red farmstead in northwestern Pennsylvania. By day she's a web developer specializing in WordPress and in her off time she enjoys working with goats and other livestock on the farm, canning, knitting, and crocheting.