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KuneKune Pigs: A Hardy Homestead Breed
November 19, 2019 · · Pigs

Add to Favorites Kathy Petersen – KuneKune pigs are making their way into small scale farming operations across the country. You may ask yourself what makes these pigs so special …

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Using and Seasoning Cast Iron Pans

Add to Favorites By Paul Wheaton & Suzy Bean – Cooking with cast iron has many benefits. There are a few rules to follow however in order for your cookware to last. …

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Hybrid vs. Heirloom Seeds

Add to Favorites By Jean Smith – I am a diehard for plants grown from heirloom seeds, and I save most of my own seeds for our farm. I thought now …

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A Guide to How to Butcher a Pig
November 11, 2019 · · Pigs

Add to Favorites By Roger Sherfield – The hardest part of getting that homestead hog from pen to freezer is the part that most people don’t like to talk about: —harvesting. …

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All About Ankole Watusi Cattle

Add to Favorites By Klaire Bruce, Missouri – Ankole Watusi are known as the “Cattle of Kings.” Their unmistakably large horns can spear a lion. The tribes of Africa that …

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Watering Cattle in Winter

Add to Favorites By Heather Smith Thomas — Watering cattle in winter is crucial. During cold weather, ranchers need to pay attention to water sources to make sure they don’t freeze. …

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A DIY Mobile Sheep Shelter

Add to Favorites By Carole West – Do you really need a barn for small livestock? This was a question I pondered before we acquired sheep. I came to the realization …

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Raising Meat Rabbits Economically

Add to Favorites By Dennis Douthart – Rabbits make delicious eating! Plus, raising meat rabbits is relatively easy, and if you shop around for bargains, the materials needed for raising meat …

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How to Repel Rats, Mice, Skunks, and Other Interlopers

Add to Favorites By Cheryl K. Smith – We’re not the only ones that want to spend our time indoors. Rats, mice, skunks, and other furry interlopers are busy finding their …

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KuneKunes: The Pigs That Smile Back
October 17, 2019 · · Pigs

Add to Favorites By Jill J Easton – Are you looking for pigs you can live with and enjoy, but that will also provide delectable table fare? Consider KuneKunes. These heritage …

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Silvopasture Explained

Add to Favorites By Mel Dickinson – Silvopasture, also known as agroforestry, is a farming method that includes the use of timber, livestock, and forage together in the same section …

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Designing Your Ideal Homesteading Land

Add to Favorites By Ken Wilson – Homesteading land is neither a farm nor a rural residence; therefore, it presents design challenges that are different from the others. A rural residence is …

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Akaushi Cattle Provide a Delicious, Healthy Meat

Add to Favorites By Heather Smith Thomas – The word Akaushi means red cow in Japanese. Akaushi cattle were introduced to the U.S. in 1994. “This is the only free-grazing beef …

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A Guide to Herbs That Grow in Winter

Add to Favorites Just about when we’re ready to focus our energies indoors to hearth, home and family; and have the time, cooler temperatures and incentive to prepare some of …

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Misery Loves Company: Raising a Tamworth Pig

Add to Favorites By Kevin G. Summers – I was attempting to be clever and literary when I named our new Tamworth pig Misery. I had no idea that her name …

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