Depending on where you live in these United States, you're currently either enjoying some unseasonably warm weather, enduring record-setting snow, or some variation in between. While our country may have a fair amount of temperature variation, one thing tends to remain constant right about now: growing season is at an end, hunting season is running out, and its time to find a … [Read more...] about Wintertime Woodcrafting: Maul
Purslane. I guarantee you've seen it, and if, like me, you grew up below the Mason-Dixon, you may even have heard of it by the slightly unappetizing moniker: Hogweed. Found growing wild across most of the United States, purslane is most definitely a weed, but the question is, is it a useful one? As you've probably guessed, given that we're devoting an article to it, it is … [Read more...] about Purslane: Worthwhile or Weed?
Almost everyone loves chickens. From the eggs, to the meat, to the crowing of the cock, there's just something about the non-airborne avian that brings to mind the peaceful tranquility of a self-sustaining existence. What happens though, when your fowl are feeling a little ... well, foul? Read on for some common chicken illnesses, and how best to handle them. (Avian) … [Read more...] about Poultry Diseases
If you've made it this far, congratulations! You're officially at the fun part. And unlike your mean uncle Phil, I do NOT mean that ironically. You've suffered through the stink and the steam, the rotted meat and potential maggots. You've spooned out eyes and cut off ears, but you're now at the finish line, and its time to whiten and mount your beauty. Remember that hydrogen … [Read more...] about Deer Skull Euro-Mount Prep 103: Whitening and Mounting
Good Tuesday ya’ll, and happy Spring! April is one of my favorite times to be a homesteader. The days get longer, nights get warmer, birds start singing and the cicadas begin to hum from the depths of the woods. It’s a great time to be outside, and what better excuse to get on out there than some garden plantings! Read on for the first of a few vegetables great for planting in … [Read more...] about Proper Plantings for April: Part 1