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October 22, 2019 · · Homesteading

Our helpful simple living guides are a great way to learn about the tools and tips you’ll need to be a successful homesteader.

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$50 Worth of Chicken Recipes from a $15 Bird

Think of these simple chicken recipes the next time you enjoy a tasty roasted chicken dinner, and know that you’re only a few meals away from turning that single bird into $50 worth of food.

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Winter Cover Crops And Green Manure Strategies
October 20, 2019 · · Growing

Add to Favorites By Anita B. Stone Cover crop strategies refer to cover crops scheduled into a crop rotation plan. Organic farming relies on soil health and cycling of nutrients through …

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Wintering Pigs on Pasture
October 14, 2019 · · Pigs

What could be more fun and exciting than seeing a group of pasture piglets running through the warm, green grass of summer? Not much in my opinion!

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Gardening for Climate Change
October 5, 2019 · · Growing

Add to Favorites By Erika Jensen — Gardening for climate change is necessary in order to enjoy a bountiful garden year after year. I remember the year I found ducks …

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The Lincoln Longwool Sheep
October 1, 2019 · · Sheep

Canadian Kate Michalska is farming the endangered Lincoln Longwool sheep as a conservation project but says their meat is lovely and mild to eat.

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Are Rams Dangerous? Not With Proper Management.
September 20, 2019 · · Sheep

Add to Favorites By Laurie Ball-Gisch, The Lavender Fleece – Many people who are interested in keeping sheep hesitate because they have heard that rams are dangerous and hard to keep. …

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Homesteaders of America 15% Off
September 16, 2019 · · Partner Perks

15% off — Homesteaders of America

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Tips To Help Homeowners Prepare For A Natural Disaster
September 11, 2019 · · Self-Reliance

Knowing beforehand what to do when a natural disaster hits is pivotal.

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DIY Yellow Jacket Trap

Add to Favorites Imagine it’s noontime on the farm and your family is ready to enjoy a great lunch outside. The plates are full and the view is postcard gorgeous. But, oh no! They are back!  Not those pesky neighbors, but a swarm of hungry yellow …

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How to Add Calcium to Soil
July 10, 2019 · · Growing

Add to Favorites By Ken Scharabok – Ensuring your soils have an adequate level of available calcium should be an essential part of your field fertilization practices for several reasons. …

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sheep! July/August 2019
June 26, 2019 · · Sheep

Add to Favorites Features• Wooly Weeders, “Bye-bye Fire Risk; Hello Gourmet Joy!”• Annika Bobb, Future of the Business• When Friendly Forages Turn Toxic, Causes & How to Prep• The Future is in Wool! …

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How to Make Lip Balm at Home

One of the neatest things about having a desire to be as independent as possible is the many things you learn to do on your own. And come those cold winter days, you’ll be happy to know how to make lip balm at home.

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Prevent Sheep Bloat by Managing Your Flock
May 17, 2019 · · Sheep

Add to Favorites By Laurie Ball-Gisch – “What does a bloated sheep look like?” was the question on the phone late Sunday evening. The question brought back some nightmarish images …

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14 Ways to Cut Costs on the Sheep Farm
May 12, 2019 · · Sheep

Add to Favorites By Marvin R. Gray – With spiraling sheep feed costs and unpredictable fuel prices, flockmasters raising sheep for profit are seeking ways to operate their flocks more profitably and efficiently. Here …

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