Power Outage on the Homestead

Power Outage on the Homestead

Power Outage on the Homestead “In Michigan, especially in rural areas, power outages are a fact of life. It’s best to always be prepared.” – @carina_hilbert Having a secluded homestead surrounded by trees has its advantages; keeping a steady...
The First Swarm

The First Swarm

The First Swarm Caught my first swarm of bees today, or at least assisted in their capture. One thing (among many) about beekeeping that has always been amazing to me is how every year you can learn something new. Bees can be unpredictable, temperamental and...
Your Guide To Starting Chicks

Your Guide To Starting Chicks

Your Guide To Starting Chicks by Willow Farm LLC Chickens are a great first step towards producing your own food and increasing your family’s food security.  Even better, they are perfectly kid sized and tend not to intimidate small children. Our quick start guide...
Are Meat Rabbits Right For Your Homestead?

Are Meat Rabbits Right For Your Homestead?

Are Meat Rabbits Right For Your Homestead? One of the biggest reasons we chose to homestead was to be able to grow and raise our own food.  We want to know where our food comes from, how it is produced, and in the case of animals, how those animals were treated.  Not...