Building a New Homestead with Tim & Liz Young|Farming | Homesteading
Published January 13, 2017
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    Moving to a new homestead you get to start with a clean slate. So how do you decide what you need? This week, Liz and I share what animals and infrastructure we settled on for our new homestead.
    Listen in as we discuss our animal and food choices:

    What breed of pigs we settled on, and why
    Cows, both dual purpose and specific breeds for beef and milk
    Meat chickens
    Hens
    German Shepherds versus Anatolian or Great Pyrenees
    Top bar hives and bees
    Garden area requirements
    We also cover all the infrastructure and building we've done in the past year, including:

    Raised bed Hugelkultur garden (click here for pics)
    Building a tall fence to keep deer out of the orchard/garden
    Integrating a play area into the garden space (click here for pics)
    Creating a medicinal herb garden
    Adding a metal building workshop
    Milling lumber and building a barn with hay feeder (click here for pics)
    Building deer blinds
    Building a dual dog house with center "warm" area
    Building shelves (so many shelves!) for pantry, craft area and homeschool room
    Building a homeschool room with bookcases, tables, etc
    And building a woodland trail and survival practice area (click here for pics)
    It was a fun discussion and I hope you enjoy it and find that it gives you a lot to think about as you prepare for your self-sufficient life. So grab some coffee and pull up a chair!
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