by James the “XDMAN” Nicholas, Mr UnPewFessional Himself Chickens seem to be all the rage right now. With everything that is going on in the world, even basic commodities like eggs are skyrocketing in price. The result is you have everything from companies renting egg-laying birds for the summer, to hordes of people interested in exploring chicken ownership. Depending on how … [Read more...] about How To Be a Chick Magnet
Almost a month ago, we published a story on the benefits of cow share for those looking for access to raw milk. In the article, we mentioned that options also exist for those looking for steady access to organic beef, but glossed over the details. As it turns out, however, folks are curious about beef (and pig) share too, so read on for a little information on what this is, and … [Read more...] about The Benefits of Beef Share
Amidst the nationwide egg "crisis," I've begun to notice two distinct trends among folks. The first, and the more heartening, are those who are (albeit belatedly) using the situation as an excuse to jump into poultry ownership, so they are better prepared for whatever comes next. The other, more worryingly, are those who seem to wish to do so, but who are resisting the jump out … [Read more...] about Homegrown Eggs: Are They Safe?
If you're in the homesteader community, chances are you already have heard of the benefits of raw, unpasteurized milk. There are, obviously, quite a few controversies surrounding the health risks concerning raw milk, hence the stringent regulations surrounding its consumption in most US States. Most who regularly consume it agree, however, that the benefits far outweigh the … [Read more...] about The Benefits of Cow Share
Walking in the woods is a physical and spiritual experience proven to improve your health and mood. There are two sorts of hikers: Those who stick to the path, and those who trailblaze. If you stick to the path you miss out on discoveries. If you take the chance and trailblaze, your chances of getting hurt or lost increase, but so do your odds of stumbling upon some beautiful … [Read more...] about Trailblazing the Road Less Traveled