How to Choose an Incubator

My interest in chickens has grown ever since we started our flock two years ago with eight Rhode Island Red pullets. I recently told my husband that I would love to start raising them with an interest in preserving them. He responded with the gift of an incubator so I could hatch my own. Here are a few things we learned when choosing our incubator, and a few things you might want to consider. | TraditionalCookingSchool.com

My interest in chickens has grown ever since we started our flock two years ago with eight Rhode Island Red pullets. I recently told my husband that I would love to start raising them with an interest in preserving them. He responded with the gift of an incubator so I could hatch my own. Here are a few things we learned when choosing our incubator, and a few things you might want to consider. [by Jenny Cazzola]

Caring For Bucks (and their wether companions)

This time of year -- smack in the middle of breeding season and kidding season -- is filled with anticipation for those of us raising dairy goats. I'm counting down the days until the first kids arrive (and feeling their momma's tummies). While I wait, let's talk about the other half of the baby goat equation: the daddy goat. | TraditionalCookingSchool.com

This time of year — smack in the middle of breeding season and kidding season — is filled with anticipation for those of us raising dairy goats. I’m counting down the days until the first kids arrive (and feeling their momma’s tummies). While I wait, let’s talk about the other half of the baby goat equation: the daddy goat. [by Lindsey Proctor]

Ten Things to Think About When Buying the Land for Your Homestead

While there are many things to consider when purchasing an acreage, here are ten important things that we learned (some the hard way) along the way. TraditionalCookingSchool.com

When we began to consider our move to the country, purchasing land was intimidating. Neither of us (my husband nor I) had made that kind of purchase before. While there are many things to consider when purchasing an acreage, here are ten important things that we learned (some the hard way) along the way. [by Jenny Cazzola]

50 Gift Ideas for the Traditional Foodie, Homesteader, and Prepper on Your List

50 Gift Ideas for Foods, Homesteaders, and Preppers | Still looking for that perfect gift for those on your list with unique interests like traditional foods, chickens, and emergency preparedness? (Perhaps it's you who's the unique one!) Search no more -- here's an extensive list of 50 gift ideas for the foodie, homesteader, or prepper. | TraditionalCookingSchool.com

Still looking for that perfect gift for those on your list with unique interests like traditional foods, chickens, and emergency preparedness? (Perhaps it’s you who’s the unique one!) Search no more — here’s an extensive list of 50 gift ideas for the foodie, homesteader, or prepper. [by Jenny Cazzola]

KYF #089: Seed Saving Connects Communities

Seed Saving Connects Communities | His mission: to connect communities with the seeds that sustain them. Meet Bill McDorman, author of the free online book "Basic Seed Saving" and co-founder of the Rocky Mountain Seed Alliance. Get to know Bill and more about seed saving through the links and information below, and of course through this podcast. Plus... the tip of the week! | KnowYourFoodPodcast.com/89

His mission: to connect communities with the seeds that sustain them. Meet Bill McDorman, author of the free online book “Basic Seed Saving” and co-founder of the Rocky Mountain Seed Alliance. Get to know Bill and more about seed saving through the links and information below, and of course through this podcast. Plus… the tip of the week! [by Wardee Harmon]

How to Start a Bulk Food Co-op

How to Start Bulk Food Co-Op | Individuals and families can harness the power of buying in bulk by joining with others to form a private buying club: a co-op. The age of internet commerce and communication makes buying even nutrient-dense foods, chemical-free personal care products, and non-irradiated spices easier than ever! | GNOWFGLINS.com

Individuals and families can harness the power of buying in bulk by joining with others to form a private buying club: a co-op. The age of internet commerce and communication makes buying even nutrient-dense foods, chemical-free personal care products, and non-irradiated spices easier than ever! [by Lee Burdett]