Why We Look Forward to Starting Our Seeds Inside

I’ve teamed up with six of my favorite bloggers to bring you a giveaway sponsored by Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds. I hope you’ll visit each blogger’s post for some great gardening advice and ideas. You’ll find them all here: Oak Hill Homestead – How to Start a Container Garden Souly Rested – One Thing Every Gardener Should doDo Spring Lake Homestead – Garden Planning Bloom Where You’re Planted – My Favorite Seed Company Is Giving Away Seeds! The Farmer’s Lamp – DIY a Free Pallet Garden in 4 Easy Steps Mid-Life Blogger – Swiss Chard: Stained Glass in the Garden …

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Best Chick Brooder ~ Build It In 30 Minutes for $30 ~ Directions and Material List

Chick Brooder

Building The Best Chick Brooder and How we came up with the Design When it is time for us to start raising chicks. I will go outside and bring in a 100-gallon water trough. I load it up with wood shavings a waterer feeder and  I try to find a good way to clamp the brooder light on to it. When the chicks start getting big enough to jump out or fly out I will put a piece of screen on top of the water trough “brooder”. I have always wanted something better but I didn’t want some big monstrosity. …

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The Best Fudgy Brownie that Any Modern Steader Could Ask For

Fudgy Brownie

Our Favorite Fudgy Brownie Recipe This recipe makes the best Fudgy Brownie that any Modern Steader could ever dream about! And it is very simple! You can also tweak the recipe and make it a bit healthier by using Cacao Powder over Cocoa powder and it tastes the same. Enough of me chit chatting let’s dive into the brownies!   Here is the Orginal video we were making the brownies in! Print Recipe The Best Fudgy Brownie that Any Modern Steader Could Ask For Prep Time 10 Minutes Cook Time 25 Minutes Servings People Ingredients 8 tablespoons Butter We love Kerrgold …

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Modern Steader Chicken Pot Pie

Our Favorite Chicken Pot Pie Recipe From Scratch We have had a lot of requests lately for our Chicken Pot Pie Recipe. We love this recipe. When I make it I like to double the recipe so we can have leftovers. If you are going to take the time and make it you mine as well make enough to eat it more than once. If I am thinking ahead of time, I will cook a whole chicken the day before. Take all the meat off of the bird and then make a fresh chicken broth in our instant pot which takes …

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The Unwanted Questions we Get about Raising our Own Livestock

Our Pigs Eating Grain

I have been getting a ton of questions lately about how can we raise our own animals for food and harvest them. Which I don’t mind getting. It is a great conversation we need to have.Raising and then harvesting your own livestock is not an easy thing to do nor should it be. We are taking a life. Here is one of the comments I received “Just curious but do you feel any guilt naming and treating your pigs as pets and then slaughtering them? I get what you’re doing and coming from but just asking man to man?“ When I …

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Biggest Modern Steader Giveaway

Chicken Plucker

Chicken Plucker Giveaway We purchased a YardBird Chicken Plucker this spring to help out with our chicken harvesting process. We had great success with it until we went to use it for our third time this fall and the motor quit. I called up Jason from coopsnmore.com who doesn’t make the YardBird, they make the Rite Farm’s Pro Plucker. Jason sent me up one of their pluckers so I could finish harvesting the rest of our 50 meat birds the next weekend.   CoopsNMore’s Pro Plucker that Jason sent up works amazing! I had also called up YardBird and told them …

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Pig Harvesting & Why we Raise our Own Pigs For Pasture Raised Bacon and so much more

Pigs eating on Pasture

With our Pig Harvesting class fast approaching I have been asked a lot lately about how I am able to butcher our pigs. I don’t enjoy harvesting any of our animals. My goal is to give our animal the best life possible with only one bad day. By harvesting our animals at our Homestead they don’t have the stress of being loaded into a trailer, going on a road trip and then finally ending up at a strange location with all weird smells. Why We Have our Modern Homestead That being said we have our Modern Homestead so we can raise …

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DIY Automatic Chicken Feeder Easiest way to Feed your Chickens Using a 5~Gallon Bucket

DIY Automatic Chicken Feeder Assembly instructions. Now that you souped up your Coop with the DIY Hacks for easy moving. And the chickens have a fresh supply of water from your Automatic chicken waterer you built with a 5~Gallon bucket and some Horizontal Poultry Nipples. It’s time to make your DIY Automatic Chicken feeder for your Modern Steader $30 Chicken Coop you built in 30 minutes. After this last step, there will be nothing stopping you from providing you and your family with the best chicken meat and eggs that you can get on the planet. You are one unstoppable Modern Steader! Next, …

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5 Gallon Automatic Chicken Waterer for the $30 Chicken Coop in 30 Minutes

Icelandic Chicks Using the 5 gallon Automatic Chicken Waterer

5~Gallon Automatic Chicken Waterer Assembly Instructions Now we are going to build a 5-gallon automatic chicken waterer. At this point, you should have already built the $30 Chicken Coop in 30 Minutes and installed the rear ski, rope handle, tarp for the roof, corner seats for the waterer & feeder. If you haven’t seen the video for the rear ski and the other add-ons here it is. Here is the Link for the video that goes with today’s build. 5~Gallon Automatic Chicken Waterer How to Video Materials List: 1~ 5-Gallon Bucket 1~ 5 Gallon Bucket Lid 6~ Horizontal Poultry Nipples use Promo Code …

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