For Jaime Cool and her family, an off the grid homestead of livestock, produce and bees takes a lot of work. But “it’s a good life not many people get to experience.”
When Tammy Trayer first glimpsed the West, she knew it was the place she wanted to call home. She and her family now live the life of extreme outdoorspeople in Idaho.
You can have homegrown milk, cheese and yogurt in many varieties with suitable small-farm dairy cattle, goat and sheep breeds. Here are the basics on the animals and milking.
Homesteading has a level of unpredictability, as well as challenges and rewards, that keep Teri Page, her husband and their two kids learning and growing.
Cold frames open up the world to gardeners by creating a microclimate for sensitive crops or as a means to extend the shoulder seasons.