21 Foods You Can Preserve in a Water Bath Canner

When you are just starting out with canning, it can sometimes be confusing as to what foods can be preserved in a water bath canner versus which ones can be canned in a pressure canner. If you are a beginner, I suggest starting with a water bath canner. They are...
How to Make and Can Homemade Applesauce!

How to Make and Can Homemade Applesauce!

In this Post: Learn how to make homemade applesauce- with no added sugar! Also includes instructions for canning applesauce in a water bath canner. I have fond memories of “applesauce day” growing up. We’d bring home bushels of apples and spend the...
The Complete Guide to Raising Guinea Fowl

The Complete Guide to Raising Guinea Fowl

When most people hear the word guinea- they are much more likely to think of a guinea PIG not a FOWL. But guinea fowl are gaining in popularity on homesteads and farms all over the country. Helmeted guineas are the most common and popular domesticated guinea. They are...
5 Reasons NOT to Own Guinea Fowl

5 Reasons NOT to Own Guinea Fowl

Guinea fowl can be sort of an exotic addition to a homestead. You will hear many glamorous things about them. Things like: Guinea fowl will eat ticks Guineas will take care of problems like snakes and rats Guineas are easier on the yard than chickens They don’t...
How to Prevent and Treat Coccidiosis in Goats

How to Prevent and Treat Coccidiosis in Goats

Coccidiosis something all goat owners should be aware of. It is a common- and easily prevented and treated- illness in goats, but can have lifelong affects if it is left untreated in your herd.   What is Coccidiosis? Coccidiosis occurs when a goat is infected with...