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Are you ready to make a huge step and pick one of the best states for homesteading? Moving is a big adventure, and you want to be sure you pick one of the best places in the United States to pursue your new journey. Here are some of the best states for aspiring homesteaders based on cost of land, water sources, and more.
This year, we added quail to our homestead on a whim – when you’re offered fertilized quail eggs in a trade for seeds, take it! – and I started my journey by incubating quail eggs. It’s considerably easier than I expected. Incubating quail eggs is quite similar to incubating chicken eggs, so if you have hatched any eggs at home, I promise you can do this!
Are you wondering if raising quail has any benefits on the homestead? Quail are great additions to your suburban homestead, whether you want to raise them for quail eggs or a sustainable meat source. They have a lower upstart cost; creating a quail house is cheaper than a chicken coop. Keep reading to find out why you should raise quail.
Before you dive into quail, make sure you know the benefits of raising quail and what you can expect from these birds. You may have noticed more and more people talking about adding quail to their homestead. There are several benefits of raising quail you should consider, making them an appealing option.
One of my favorite ways to preserve green beans is to can them. Then, you can add them to casserole, side dishes, other recipes whenever you want. However, you want to make sure you know how to can green beans safely at home with all the right steps.
Dandelions appear in every yard throughout the spring, and they are useful! You might be surprised to learn that dandelions are one of the best medicinal herbs; you can make many different homemade herbal remedies with them. Start by making dandelion infused oil, and you can use this later to make dandelion salve and even dandelion infused soap!
Ducks are the new chickens on the homestead, but like chickens, not all duck breeds are great for homesteaders. Some ducks lay more (or less) eggs than others. If you want to bring ducks as livestock into your backyard homestead, here are 12 duck breeds you'll love.
Raising ducklings is one of my greatest joys; baby ducks are adorable. Ducks grow much faster than chickens, and their rapid growth rate means they need plenty of vitamins and nutrients. Niacin is one of the vitamins most needed to support their rapid growth. Make sure you know how to give your ducklings more niacin when raising baby ducks.
Raising Cornish Cross chickens is a bit different than other chickens, and this is because they're meat birds. These chickens grow faster so that they can reach butchering age faster. If you're ready to raise your own meat birds, here are a few things you need to know.
Homesteading involves a lot of skills; you have to take time learning these skills. Many of these traditional skills have been lost over the years, and it's time to reclaim them as we embrace our roots and get back to being more self sufficient.
Homesteading can be a profitable journey if you have the right plan to make money on a homestead. There are lots of ways to earn money on a homestead, even a small homestead on an acre or less! These are 35 profitable ideas for making money homesteading.