All Our Favorite Homesteading, Homeschooling, and Holistic-Living Resources!
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Homestead Kitchen Resources
Electric Polywire Fence – Portable fencing wire for livestock. Create your own temporary/movable pastures for rotation or to protect permanent fencing from damage.
Electric Chicken Net Fence – Create a secure, temporary/movable area for your free-range birds – or goats! Goats are clever. They completely disregard the typical single wire electric fencing. In order to get them to cooperate with our pasture rotation plan, we had to go for the netting.
In-Ground Fence for Dogs – Gives our livestock guardian dog a secure/defined perimeter to patrol.
EcoGlow Brooder – Ever worry that you’ll catch your barn on fire with your brooder lamp? The EcoGlow is a safe alternative. It gives off a constant radiant heat allowing the chicks to self-regulate their temperature. It’s also more economical, running at 14 watts compared to 250 watts.
Free Choice Minerals for Livestock and Pets – Our soil in the United States is incredibly mineral deficient. In order to maintain the health of our animals we provide high quality free choice minerals.
Dr. Paul’s Labs – Alternative herbal medicine solutions for immune support, pain control, wound healing, and more.
Ladies Washed Insulated Bib Overalls – Homesteading in a harsh winter climate? These insulated bibs make winter chores MUCH more comfortable! Slip them on right over your clothes. Best purchase I ever made!
Bogs Women’s Classic Tall Insulated Boots – And don’t forget your insulated boots! Though, really, I wear these boots every day, nine months out of the year. Comfortable, durable, and you can even get yourself a cute design.
Muck Chore Boots – My husband prefers Muck boots to Bogs.
Sunblock Shade Cloth -Reduces the temperature to keep plants from bolting in summer heat. Additionally can be used to help germinate your fall crop when August temperatures are still too hot.
Floating Row Cover and Plant Blanket – Used for insect control and frost protection.
Trees of Antiquity – Heirloom fruit trees and berry bushes.
Botanical Interests – High Quality, Organic, Non-GMO seeds for the garden.
Books, Blogs, and Podcasts About Homesteading
The Holistic Orchard – Grow tree Fruits and Berries by working with nature instead of against it.
Four-Season Harvest – Keep your garden producing (almost) all year long!
The Week-by-Week Vegetable Gardener’s Handbook– Week by week steps of helpful, how-to information. Doubles as a journal to reference your specific growing season (frost dates) and when you planted, harvested, etc.. the previous year. We’ve read lots of gardening books, but this one has been the most practical and helpful by far!
The Small-Scale Poultry Flock – Everything you need to know about how to raise chickens and other homestead poultry using natural systems.
Milking School DVDs – Thinking of getting a family milk cow? Want to raise it on grass? These DVDs are pretty much the only resources you’ll need to get started right.
Natural Goat Care – Wow! This book is worth its weight in gold! Natural, mineral-based solutions to every possible problem you might run into with your goats. We’ve followed Pat’s suggestions from the beginning and we haven’t had a single instance of worms, fleas, mites, illness, or any of the other problem that can be so common with goats.
Natural Pet Care – Ditto, except this one is for your homestead dogs and cats.
The Complete Book of Butchering, Smoking, Curing, and Sausage Making– Well, the name says it all. Learn to DIY the whole process from butchering to smoking and curing your own hams, sausage, bacon, anything.
Natural Cleaning Supplies & DIY Ingredients
Natural Personal Care & DIY Ingredients
Home Remedies & Supplies
Books, Blogs, and Podcasts About Holistic-Living
Books, Blogs, and Podcasts About Homeschooling
Homestead Kids Resources
Kids’ Clothing ~ Tough Enough for Homestead Kids
Primary Children’s Clothing – Affordable, durable basics. Soft fabrics, lots of vibrant colors, and no obnoxious slogans! Super easy to mix and match. Always free shipping and 20% off your first order.
Hanna Andersson – Hanna’s got some of the best made children’s clothing we’ve ever tried. These adorable clothes can be handed down and down and down… they can take a beating! Thick, soft, 100% cotton. Did I mention they’re adorable? The twirly dresses ~ oh my heart! Someday my girls will grow out of twirly dresses and then what will I do? Sniff.
Bogs Kids Classic Insulated Boots – Have you got farm kids? Then you know you need some reliable boots. Bogs are the very best. These things can even be handed down to little siblings as they grow. Can’t say that about your average rubber boots! They’re chore boots, rain boots, snow boots (insulated to 30 below!) And seriously, could they possibly get any cuter?!
Books, Blogs, and Podcasts for Mama’s Heart