Keeping Chickens in Cold Climates

Keeping Chickens in Cold Climates

Raising chickens, whether egg layers or meat chickens, can be a challenge at times. Predators, sick animals, cleaning out the coops, or even just being home for feeding times can make life tough which is why you need solid chicken coop plans. Add freezing weather and...
Why We Homestead

Why We Homestead

At the very foundation of Rootsy is simple living and homesteading. We interviewed eight homesteaders around the United States who are striving for a simple life for various reasons. Maybe you’re thinking about homesteading too. Read each of their stories and...
Raising Your Own Meat Birds

Raising Your Own Meat Birds

Raising your own meat birds is a wonderful way to provide some of your own food. You will also ensure that your food is raised in the manner that you see fit and is handled properly. Getting started with them can seem somewhat overwhelming but it doesn’t have to...
Should You Raise Goats on the Homestead?

Should You Raise Goats on the Homestead?

Should you raise goats on your homestead? There is much to consider when deciding to raise goats on your homestead. Find out what you need to know before you begin and where to get that knowledge to be successful. There are many benefits to having goats on your...
How to Find a Simple Living Community

How to Find a Simple Living Community

Living a handmade, simple life can be an uphill battle sometimes. It is a worthwhile lifestyle but finding community support and like-minded friends can make it easier and more rewarding. Despite the best self-sufficient ideals and goals, we all need a simple living...
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