One of the reasons why growing meat and animal products is easier than vegetables, fruits, or nuts is because animals will water themselves if you set it up for them. In the video below, you’ll see some very simple and effective watering systems that work really well for most backyard and home-scale livestock.
Simple Homemade Watering System For Small Livestock
This is a completely off-grid system, without any pumps, cords, or engines.
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In the video, you’ll also see how I make an easy “homestead scrubbing brush.” (Try not to be alarmed by the dead squirrel. It’s just a fact of life that I do my best to prevent.)
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“DIY Off-Grid Watering System”
This is an updated version of an article that was originally published on October 30, 2014.
Marjory Wildcraft is the founder of The Grow Network, which is a community of people focused on modern self-sufficient living. She has been featured by National Geographic as an expert in off-grid living, she hosted the Mother Earth News Online Homesteading Summit, and she is listed in Who’s Who in America for having inspired hundreds of thousands of backyard gardens. Marjory was the focus of an article that won Reuter’s Food Sustainability Media Award, and she recently authored The Grow System: The Essential Guide to Modern Self-Sufficient Living—From Growing Food to Making Medicine.