Homesteading

Homesteading means different things to different people.  This is why we’ve tried to cover every aspect here on The Homesteading Hippy.

Regardless of what you want to do to become more self-reliant, there’s an article in here that can help you out.

red wigglers in the basement vermicomposting bin

11 Disadvantages of Worm Castings to Be Aware Of

Talk to anybody who’s been gardening for a while, and eventually the subject of vermicomposting will probably come up. Vermicompost, also known as worm castings, is literally nothing more than worm excrement mixed in with soil, and it has plenty of people singing its praises lately. That’s with good reason, because this stuff really does …

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mealworms

Mealworm Farming From A to Z – Everything You Should Know

If you own chickens, ducks, or other birds you probably already know that they have surprisingly high protein requirements. Especially in times of stress, illness, molting or egg-laying extra protein is especially necessary, and getting them enough through their usual food can be challenging. That’s where mealworm farming come in. Mealworms are protein-packed treats and …

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Does Irish Spring Soap Really Repel Mosquitoes and Flies?

I don’t think there’s anyone on Earth who isn’t instinctively annoyed and enraged by flies and mosquitoes. Whether they are just zipping around your head at your cookout or sucking your blood as you’re trying to enjoy some time outdoors, these insect pests are the worst. Naturally, people go through a lot to try and …

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