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Understanding Laminitis in Horses

Add to Favorites Heather Smith Thomas Laminitis in horses is a very treatable condition but it’s important to detect it in its early stages. Laminitis is the term for inflammation …

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Diagnosing Snakebite Symptoms in Horses and Livestock

Add to Favorites By Heather Smith Thomas – It’s important to know the various snakebite symptoms in case you need to take action in a quick manner. Horses and cattle …

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Horse Hoof Abscess Treatment

Add to Favorites By Heather Smith Thomas – Your horse is suddenly lame, with heat and swelling above the hoof. These signs might mean an abscess — a pocket of …

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Starting a Petting Zoo Business

Add to Favorites By Angela von Weber-Hahnsberg Have you ever thought of starting a petting zoo business? Have you ever smiled at the sight of a teen’s cool facade vanishing, …

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Poop for Profit? How to Sell Manure

Add to Favorites By Mary O’Malley, Honeysuckle Farm, Silver Spring, Md. Learning how to sell manure can turn an unpleasant byproduct into more than garden gold. When people decide to …

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How to Start Keeping Donkeys on the Homestead

When you think of keeping donkeys, the first thing that comes to mind is big ears, a comical, rusty, door-hinge bray, and a short whiskbroom tail. When the donkey was designed, these adaptations allowed it to succeed and survive in a harsh desert environment.

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Shoo Flies from Livestock

Add to Favorites By Alexis Griffee As you know, every farm needs to have a pest control program in place, as flies can be far more than just an annoyance. They …

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We Prepare, But We Are Not Preppers

Because we raise our own food and run an organic farm, we are often asked if we are “preppers”. This often comes from people who’ve not been educated from folks who lived through the great depression or experienced life before technology and consumerism.

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Basics of Photographing Your Homestead

Add to Favorites By Alexis Griffee, Florida Whether you are trying to sell a gallon of milk or a goat, quality photography sells products and connects you with your clients like …

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Property Site Planning Around the Sun

Add to Favorites Story & Photos By Ben Hoffman, Maine Many years ago, I borrowed a book from a landscape architect and remember a paragraph in the preface about how …

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From Famine to Feast

Add to Favorites By Annie Flanzraich, Nevada The sun beats down on Laura Leonard’s toned, tanned arms as she rips a three-foot tall weed from the ground. She tosses the gnarly …

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Igniting the American Dream

Add to Favorites By Lori Davis, New York Changes are underway as the country’s demographics shift in significant ways, casting shadows on the traditional American Dream and transforming it into something …

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Wood Heat: A Guide to Heating Your Home

Add to Favorites By Alexis Griffee, Florida As energy prices continue to soar, people are turning back to natural heating methods and away from gas and central heat. Woodstoves and fireplaces …

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How to Deskunk Your Dog

Add to Favorites We want to encourage their curiosity, but when our friendly canines stick their nose somewhere they shouldn’t, sometimes they come back smelling like a skunk. And if your …

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Natural Ways for Dealing with Cold Temperatures

Add to Favorites By Christopher Nyerges, California Let’s start from the beginning. Let’s start with you and what you do and what you wear when it gets cold outside. Then we’ll …

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