How to Create a Small Homestead!

Start small and expand, basics include pens with shelter, chicken coop or chicken tractor, milking stand, feed & water. It is best to plan ahead and start in early spring.

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We got started homesteading 2 years ago. We want to have fresh food in our backyard. We jumped right in and learned on the fly.

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Laying hens out free ranging.

Laying hens out free ranging.

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Our alpine Dollar and her doelings, Furby & UNO. They where born Sunday Feb 24

Our alpine Dollar and her doelings, Furby & UNO. They where born Sunday Feb 24

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Closeup of Furby!

Closeup of Furby!

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Good watch dogs Maxxy (tan) and Molly (black).

Good watch dogs Maxxy (tan) and Molly (black).

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Our guard puppy Rex. Teach your puppy to protect your animals.

Our guard puppy Rex. Teach your puppy to protect your animals.

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Ms Piggy, fattened to be butchered?

Ms Piggy, fattened to be butchered?

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Bambi our Nubian with her doeling Valeri.

Bambi our Nubian with her doeling Valeri.

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Your first garden is easiest if you use raised beds.

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Second year garden!

Second year garden!

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Fresh produce from the backyard.

Fresh produce from the backyard.

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Bunnies.

Bunnies.

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Buddy Luv JR. He is full blood Nubian. We have a black and white Nubian buck & doe! They kidded BLJ and his doeling sister Lacy Boo!

Buddy Luv JR. He is full blood Nubian. We have a black and white Nubian buck & doe! They kidded BLJ and his doeling sister Lacy Boo!

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3 of our doelings born early 2013!

3 of our doelings born early 2013!

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Big red protecting the flock while they free range.

Big red protecting the flock while they free range.

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Momma goose and our ducks.

Momma goose and our ducks.

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Alpine "PB"  and Sassy our Kinder doe's. There will be disagreements on who is the "Leader"!

Alpine "PB" and Sassy our Kinder doe's. There will be disagreements on who is the "Leader"!

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