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How to Grow Beef Cattle Feed on Your Homestead

Sarah lives 4,200 feet up on a mountain in northwestern Montana, where she homesteads, raises her two toddlers and writes professional SEO content. In her free time, she enjoys reading, hiking, kayaking, fishing, skiing, trail riding, and exploring the Kootenai National Forest that surrounds her cabin.
Sarah Hamelman

Let me preface this article by saying that we can grow 100% of our goat, rabbit, and chicken feed right here on our little 20-acre… Read More »How to Grow Beef Cattle Feed on Your Homestead

Composting 101

Photographer and Writer at Western Eclectic Imagery
Kayla is originally from Tennessee, but she’s also lived in Mississippi, Illinois, Iowa, and Texas.

She is happily married and is the mother of two beautiful baby girls.

Some of Kayla’s interests include camping, gardening, aviation, agriculture, and self-sufficiency. Kayla has worked in commercial agriculture- spraying crops, driving trucks, and loading aerial applicators.

When she’s not writing, she’s either serving her community as a law enforcement officer or behind the camera for her business, Western Eclectic Imagery.
Kayla McVey
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Composting is a sustainable way to rid yourself of stinky kitchen scraps, save some money on fertilizer, and even clean up the debris out of… Read More »Composting 101

GMOs… and everything you need to know!

Photographer and Writer at Western Eclectic Imagery
Kayla is originally from Tennessee, but she’s also lived in Mississippi, Illinois, Iowa, and Texas.

She is happily married and is the mother of two beautiful baby girls.

Some of Kayla’s interests include camping, gardening, aviation, agriculture, and self-sufficiency. Kayla has worked in commercial agriculture- spraying crops, driving trucks, and loading aerial applicators.

When she’s not writing, she’s either serving her community as a law enforcement officer or behind the camera for her business, Western Eclectic Imagery.
Kayla McVey
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Today we’re taking a dive into what GMOs (genetically modified organisms) are, why they’re used, and so much more. GMOs can sound like a scary… Read More »GMOs… and everything you need to know!

5 Reasons to Raise Chickens on Your Homestead

Photographer and Writer at Western Eclectic Imagery
Kayla is originally from Tennessee, but she’s also lived in Mississippi, Illinois, Iowa, and Texas.

She is happily married and is the mother of two beautiful baby girls.

Some of Kayla’s interests include camping, gardening, aviation, agriculture, and self-sufficiency. Kayla has worked in commercial agriculture- spraying crops, driving trucks, and loading aerial applicators.

When she’s not writing, she’s either serving her community as a law enforcement officer or behind the camera for her business, Western Eclectic Imagery.
Kayla McVey
Latest posts by Kayla McVey (see all)

Who doesn’t love chickens? They’re funny little critters that keep your yard clean, create fertilizer for your garden, and they keep the bugs down. It… Read More »5 Reasons to Raise Chickens on Your Homestead

How to Grow Goat Feed on Your Homestead

Sarah lives 4,200 feet up on a mountain in northwestern Montana, where she homesteads, raises her two toddlers and writes professional SEO content. In her free time, she enjoys reading, hiking, kayaking, fishing, skiing, trail riding, and exploring the Kootenai National Forest that surrounds her cabin.
Sarah Hamelman

Have you been wondering how to grow goat feed so you no longer need the feed store? In this piece, I’ll show you the basics… Read More »How to Grow Goat Feed on Your Homestead

Chickens: The Ultimate Guide

Photographer and Writer at Western Eclectic Imagery
Kayla is originally from Tennessee, but she’s also lived in Mississippi, Illinois, Iowa, and Texas.

She is happily married and is the mother of two beautiful baby girls.

Some of Kayla’s interests include camping, gardening, aviation, agriculture, and self-sufficiency. Kayla has worked in commercial agriculture- spraying crops, driving trucks, and loading aerial applicators.

When she’s not writing, she’s either serving her community as a law enforcement officer or behind the camera for her business, Western Eclectic Imagery.
Kayla McVey
Latest posts by Kayla McVey (see all)

Why Have Chickens? Chickens are not only a fun way to get into homesteading but they also provide pest control (despite bringing in other pests),… Read More »Chickens: The Ultimate Guide

Zero Waste Living: 30 Swaps That Will Save You Money

Photographer and Writer at Western Eclectic Imagery
Kayla is originally from Tennessee, but she’s also lived in Mississippi, Illinois, Iowa, and Texas.

She is happily married and is the mother of two beautiful baby girls.

Some of Kayla’s interests include camping, gardening, aviation, agriculture, and self-sufficiency. Kayla has worked in commercial agriculture- spraying crops, driving trucks, and loading aerial applicators.

When she’s not writing, she’s either serving her community as a law enforcement officer or behind the camera for her business, Western Eclectic Imagery.
Kayla McVey
Latest posts by Kayla McVey (see all)

Everyone remembers the three “R’s”: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle. Let’s check out these 30 zero waste swaps you and your family can make to save you… Read More »Zero Waste Living: 30 Swaps That Will Save You Money

5 Simple Steps to Start a Vegetable Garden

Photographer and Writer at Western Eclectic Imagery
Kayla is originally from Tennessee, but she’s also lived in Mississippi, Illinois, Iowa, and Texas.

She is happily married and is the mother of two beautiful baby girls.

Some of Kayla’s interests include camping, gardening, aviation, agriculture, and self-sufficiency. Kayla has worked in commercial agriculture- spraying crops, driving trucks, and loading aerial applicators.

When she’s not writing, she’s either serving her community as a law enforcement officer or behind the camera for her business, Western Eclectic Imagery.
Kayla McVey
Latest posts by Kayla McVey (see all)

Spring starts on March 19th, 2024. Aren’t you excited? I know I am. There are many plants that can be planted beforehand! Plants like broccoli,… Read More »5 Simple Steps to Start a Vegetable Garden

How to Grow Rabbit Feed on Your Homestead

Sarah lives 4,200 feet up on a mountain in northwestern Montana, where she homesteads, raises her two toddlers and writes professional SEO content. In her free time, she enjoys reading, hiking, kayaking, fishing, skiing, trail riding, and exploring the Kootenai National Forest that surrounds her cabin.
Sarah Hamelman

Today, we’re continuing to show you how much space it takes to grow feed for the animals on your homestead. In this post, I’m going to… Read More »How to Grow Rabbit Feed on Your Homestead

Why You Should Grow Feed For Your Animals on The Homestead

Sarah lives 4,200 feet up on a mountain in northwestern Montana, where she homesteads, raises her two toddlers and writes professional SEO content. In her free time, she enjoys reading, hiking, kayaking, fishing, skiing, trail riding, and exploring the Kootenai National Forest that surrounds her cabin.
Sarah Hamelman

I fell in love with homesteading because I feel the most secure when I intentionally put myself in control and plan ahead. I like the… Read More »Why You Should Grow Feed For Your Animals on The Homestead