On this page, I am going to share all of my top resources to help you with everything homestead related! 

Homesteading Resources

Raising Chickens

1.) My book, The Beginner’s Guide to Raising Chickens

It covers everything from picking out the right breeds suited specifically for your needs, to everyday care, and more!

2.) Nesting Box Liners

These are my absolute favorite nesting box liners. They last for at least a month and even longer if you add some shavings on top every few days.

You can read more about these nesting box liners in my article here.

Nesting Box Liners for Chickens

3.) Chicken Waterer

I’ve tried every kind of automatic water out there and the floats always seem to break. But this one has never given me any problems.

I screw it in place to a board in the chicken run and then I screw a board just above it at a 45 degree angle so that the chickens can’t stand on top of the water and poop in it.

An Automatic Chicken Waterer

4.) Chicken Feeders

Below are two great options. I love to have a free feeding chicken feeder so you don’t have to feed your flock everyday. Below are two great feeders depending on the size of your flock.

5.) Diatomaceous Earth

Diatomaceous earth is amazing for so many things. It kills mites and bugs on chickens so it is a great addition to their chicken bath.

It’s also great for taking away odors so it’s beneficial to sprinkle throughout the chicken coop and chicken run after you clean it

If you’d like to learn more about diatomaceous earth and all the ways that I use it with my chickens, check out my article here.

Food Grade Diatomaceous Earth

5.) Oyster Shell

Oyster shell is essential if you have laying hens. I keep it available year-round for my hens and they will eat it as their body needs it. 

It gives them the calcium they need for laying and it helps to keep the eggshells hard.

If you’d like to learn more about it and how I use it, check out my article here.

Oyster Shell for Chickens

Gardening

1.) My vegetable gardening course, Vegetable Gardening Made Easy

This is a fully online digital course where I teach everything I know about growing a thriving vegetable garden.

I also share tips on how to automate your watering and prevent weeds so that your garden can be productive without taking up all of your time. 

2.) Nature Hills Nursery

This is America’s largest online plant nursery! Being that we aren’t all in the same town to shop at the same local nursery, this is a great option.

They have fruit trees, bushes, shrubs, grasses, vines, ground covers, and more!

You can get $5 off orders over $50 using the discount code Nature5

3.) The Rotating Garden Tower

The Rotating Garden Tower is an amazing product for those of you who have small spaces or if you just want the convenience of growing a garden right outside your door.

It is a 43″ tall planter that can grow 50 plants, and it is also a composter! 

So if you’ve been looking for the right containers to grow your container garden, this is definitely the one! 

5.) Blooming Bulb

This is another online nursery that has beautiful plants and bulbs, delivered right to your home!

6.) The Sill

The Sill has a great selection of indoor plants. House plants have so many benefits such as reducing carbon dioxide levels, increasing humidity, reducing toxins, and more!

7.) Gardening Tool Set

Every gardener needs a good tool set and I really like this one. It has all the hand tools you need and a nice bag to keep it all organized.

8.) High Yield Gardening

If you like books, especially ones that are incredibly helpful, you’ve got to get this book! I am constantly referring back to it and there is no other gardening book I’d recommend.

A Book Called High Yield Vegetable Gardening

9.) Succulent Plants

If you love succulents as I do, then you know that you can never have too many! I love the selection of succulents that this seller offers. Plus they are online so they’ll be shipped straight to your home! 

Canning

1.) Water Bath Canner

This is one of the most important pieces to my collection of canning items. Water bath canning is the canning method I use every year and it’s the easiest to do!

A Water Bath Canner

2.) Canning Tools Set

There are some kitchen tools I can go without, but not this set! After too many times of carefully trying to poor jam into hot jars and spilling, I finally got this set that included the wide mouth funnel and it’s a lifesaver.

Plus all the other tools included are super helpful as well!

A Canning Tools Set

3.) Canning Jars

Whatever you end up canning, whether it be pickles, jam, tomato sauce or something different, glass Ball mason jars are great!

A Box of Canning Jars

4.) Ball Complete Book of Home Preserving

If you’re just getting started with canning or just want to learn more, this book is incredibly helpful!

A Book Called Home Preserving