Raising chickens in your backyard for getting meat and eggs is an important part of being self-sufficient. However before getting to start you must be aware of various breeds that have different characteristics based upon their size, color and country of origin. They’re also divided by their use such as for meat, eggs, dual and ornamental purposes. Here I’ve highlighted 15 popular breeds among homesteaders.
How much do you love animals? Maybe some of you don’t care for them at all, while some of you have a pet or two you hold near and dear to your heart. We have for you today evidence, that as much as our pets love us and show our affection to us, we as a species love animals more, so much so that we would protect them like we would our own children.
It’s not just dogs and cats, either. Wild, domesticated, injured, incapacitated. Whether pets are stranded, stuck in an emergency, or even the subject of cruelty, you’ll see many examples of people proving again and again that they’re willing to do what it takes to keep animals safe, healthy, and happy. Just a word of warning to some of you: you will want to keep a box of tissues handy as you read through this. Without further ado, check out these photos below.
Eating fresh and healthy food from your own produce is one of the most important and desirable aspect of self-sufficient living.But when you’re growing your own fruit and vegetables than one obvious problem you might face is sometimes you get it in abundance.Although there’re many ways to preserve your food to enjoyed it later on like canning and freezing but the most easiest one is to dehydrate it with the help of simple food dryer or solar food dehydrator.The only difference is you use sun light energy to do that process.Here’re 8 free plans for making your own solar food dryer.
If you think humans jump through a lot of hoops just to reproduce, check out this plant. It waits 7-10 years, storing up starch in a giant tuber, just so it can bloom for a single day. Then it pretends to be a hunk of rotting meat to attract insect pollinators. Then, months later, it switches tactics to a produce a sweet fruit so birds will disperse it’s seeds.
If you have never smelled a titan arum but for some odd reason you would like to … you are in … luck? Scientists have identified the exact malodorous chemicals that come off these strange flowers to attract pollinators - so you can create the scent at home!*
*please, for your own sake, don’t try this at home.