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Collection by Jared Barnes • Last updated 3 weeks ago

Jared Barnes

A Checklist for Buying Vacant Land or Property

Having been the owner of vacant farm land for approximately a whopping two months now, I'm certainly no expert when it comes to owning property. But, David and I did go through the purchasing process and (we think) completely vetted all of our options and exhausted all of our resources during that time in terms of performing due diligence and making sure we were buying the right thing. Plus, I'm a real estate attorney, so my professional background gave me a lot of insight into the process…

How to grow fruit trees for beginners.

How to grow fruit trees and fruit bearing plants for beginners with tips and tricks for planting, maintance and preserving

How to Make a Quick Pallet Shelter for Livestock

Learn how to make a quick pallet shelter that is quick and inexpensive! Great for a run-in shed for goats, horses, alpacas or any other farm animal!

20 Fruit Canes Or Bushes To Grow In Your Garden

As the cooler weather arrives, this is a great time to think about ordering bare root fruit canes and fruit bushes for your garden. If you make the right choices, you could be enjoying a

All the Duck Egg Facts (+10 Tips to Selling Duck Eggs)

Are you curious about a duck's egg? All the information you want to know: taste? odor? cost? How to use them in recipes calling for chicken eggs and all the nutrition facts. Find all the answers to your answers here. Or do you have excess duck eggs and want to earn a little income from them? 10 tips right here ↑ .

How to Be More Productive on Your Homestead

No matter if you are new to homesteading or an old pro these 5 tips will help you be more productive and achieve your homestead goals!

The Importance of Heritage Breeds on the Homestead

There are over 150 breeds of livestock on the endangered list. Let's save some animals here is why you need heritage breed livestock on your homestead!

5 Tips for Creating a Self-Supporting Homestead

Learn how to create a self supporting homestead that pays for its own upkeep and expenses. It is one of the first steps in becoming fully self sustainable!

Urban Farming: How to Turn a 1/3 Acre Garden into a $75,000 Yearly Income

Isn’t This the Most Amazing Urban Farming Garden You’ve Ever Seen! Whether you’re an urban farming enthusiast or an open plains homesteader, you’ve probably pondered at some point how you can more efficiently use the garden area you have available to grow more food and maybe to turn a profit to boot. That’s just what […]

10 Healthy Pig Feeds - J&R Pierce Family Farm

Want to know how to feed your pigs on a budget? Consider these 10 alternative feeds.

200 Free chicken feed sources, the ultimate list!

The ultimate list of free chicken feed resources. How to feed your chickens for free or very cheaply. Almost 200 ideas for saving money on chicken feed as told by homesteaders all over the web.


It’s the classic scenario. You’re driving through a neighborhood and see it: The perfect investment property. It’s the perfect amount of abandoned. Grass is a little unkempt (but not too much!). There’s a bit of green mildew growing on the vinyl siding. Lastly, there’s a huge pile of newspapers on the front porch! Time to contact the owner… 1. First find the owners name & address thru your local tax database. Every county in the civilized world will have an online tax database called a GIS…

Teri Starts Her Homestead from Scratch

It's important to develop a can-do attitude and to cultivate relationships that foster interdependence, even when we're striving for self-sufficiency.

The Truth About Land Investing: 15 Warning Signs To Watch For When Buying Vacant Land

Land is one of the best places you can put your money, but you should be careful about these things before you buy.

Amazon.com: Survival & Emergency Preparedness: Books

Online shopping for Survival & Emergency Preparedness from a great selection at Books Store.

How to Germinate Peach Pits (and Why You Should) - The Grow Network

Discover how to germinate peach pits and save money by growing your own fruit trees. (Works for plums and cherries, too!)