When spring comes and the ground thaws, homesteaders need to get to work! It can be difficult to know exactly what you need to do first, especially as tax season is coming right around the corner, but there are five things homesteaders should do each spring. Prepare for new births, remove winter grime and clutter, fix anything that needs repairs, prepare your garden for planting, and get ready for tax season.
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If you are interested in growing trees for profit, you may be more familiar with the idea of selling heirloom fruit or nuts from trees. But did you know that many people will pay good money for already-grown shade trees?
There are a few things self-employed individuals should know about taxation, especially as there are some unique exemptions for homesteaders. Whether you make enough to break even on your homestead or you only get a little side income, it is important for you to know the ins and outs of taxation, especially as self-employed individuals …
If you intend to feed yourself and your family, there are a few staple crops you absolutely need in rotation. These crops either have high yields, high nutrient values, or are easy to rear. Whether you are a new gardener or an old hand in the yard, it is important to plan out your garden …
Owning chickens can be an easy way to provide your family or homestead with a steady supply of protein, but getting the room and resources to raise hens can involve quite a financial investment. Fortunately, not only are there many ways to save when rearing chickens, there are also ways for you to make money off of them if you have enough. One of the easiest ways to do this is to make yourself into a small business and claim tax breaks, but this often requires various licenses and fees, depending on your state. What are some legal documents you will need to raise and make money off your chickens?
If you struggle to keep your garden safe from winter frosts and chills, or you aren’t sure how to protect tender shoots from snow, then you should consider creating row covers. A row cover is a type of protective shield for your garden that can keep it free of snow, frost and hail. In addition, it can help to insulate your garden from the cold. If protecting your garden over the winter is a major concern, then a row cover is exactly what you need.
Although the great state of Texas may once have been considered part of the frontier, it now seems that virtually everyone is interested in breaking away from hustle and bustle of the crowded cities on the coasts and buying land in Texas.
The warm glimmer of a blazing fireplace inspires cozy holiday bliss in all of us. Even crooning Christmas legends feature roasted chestnuts and hanging stockings around the fire in beloved verse. A toasty fire presents a practical way to warm up the wintertime chill, and is particularly useful in rural living situations where consistent power may be iffy – in the event of an outage due to a snow-laden downed tree falling on wires, a fireplace can go from being a pleasant ambiance enhancer to an all-important heating source.
The COVID-19 pandemic created some unique times for many of us. As the United States locked down many businesses, boat ramps, and even beaches, outdoorsmen everywhere had to find a way to enjoy their favorite hobbies. Thankfully, freshwater fishing is something that will always be available. All you need to fish is a canal or …