Beef is one of the most popular meats consumed in the United States, if not the most popular. And beef, of course, comes from cows. Whether you want to have a family cow or two to keep your freezer packed with super high-quality meat, or you want to start a viable business with beef cattle, […]
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.
If you’ve been paying any attention on the internet, you’ve noticed that people are getting a lot of views off of videos that show them feeding all sorts of everyday fruits and veggies to their animals, including their ducks. The assumption is that the caring owner knows what they’re doing and isn’t giving them anything
Even if you aren’t living on your homestead as a business, you’ll find out quickly enough just how business-like it can be. You’ll have to do lots of figuring, accounting, and calculating if you want to make informed decisions that won’t cost you a bundle in the end. Some days it can feel like you
You know you’re dealing with a lot of something when you’re talking about a bushel. You’ve got a bushel of problems, a bushel of money, a bushel of berries! Actually, now that I think about it, I don’t think I’ve ever heard someone actually explain just how much a bushel is. This summer, I saw
When you think of the word ranch what do you think of? Is it just a synonym for “farm?” Is it a certain kind of farm, one devoted to livestock? Or is it just a really big farm?! One thing you’ll notice in real estate listings is that typically only the very largest farms get
I know cats are some of the most beloved pets in the world, but in reality, these so-called “domestic” house cats tend to be highly invasive apex predators that obliterate local populations of birds, reptiles and insects. They can even tear up your garden and leave their nasty droppings all over the place. Most cat
We all have lived, and we all have learned. Some of our experiences were good; some not so much. I was raised 40% urban homesteader and 60% rural homesteader. The truth of what goes into successful homesteading can only be understood when you buy your first homestead and have to figure it all out for
The very best thing about living in our era is that the sum total of the world’s knowledge is at our fingertips, very literally! With an internet connection, you can soon have all the info you need to take a real master class on any subject. And while it is true that nothing beats actual
If you own a hot tub, you have probably regretted the extra expense it tacks on to your water bill most months when it is in use. That first filling and then refilling for periodic cleaning can use hundreds of gallons, to say nothing of topping off for evaporation. It adds up! But you might
I homeschooled all three of my kids from Grade 0 to Grade 12. Along with giving them a formal education, I gave them a valuable School of Life education. I taught them about life by giving them age-appropriate chores that taught them everything from the cycle of life to conservation, to how to use their