When choosing animals for self-sufficiency, it's important to consider the journey is not the same for everyone. Some people want to focus on self-reliance and self-consumption, while others aim to be self-sufficient in all aspects of their lives. And some might be...
Chickens, goats, alpacas, and other critters: animal husbandry for the small-scale farm or homestead
If you've got a few chickens and are looking to get more — hatching eggs and raising your own chicks is a fun way to grow your flock. You get to select the eggs from your best hens and watch the chicks evolve from a tiny dot in the egg to a fully grown chicken,...
Can you save money raising chickens for eggs and/or meat? How cost-effective are chickens, and how can they help us be more self-sufficient?
A mobile coop and an electric fence: the perks of free-ranging chickens combined with the safety of a regular chicken run.
Brahma chickens are large birds with feathered feet. As a typical dual purpose chicken breed, they're good and reliable laying hens, have tasty meat, and on top of that they make great pets.
Alpaca vs llama: how these camelids don't just look different, their behavior is also very distinct... and they're being used for very different purposes.
I live off-grid on an olive and almond farm in Spain, with alpacas and chickens and dogs and all the things. We've got solar panels and water from a borehole, we aim to grow our own food and be more self-sufficient, and we also try to make more time for what's really important in life... Come and join the sunny simple living movement!
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