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Jeremy Chartier

At 12 years old, Jeremy Chartierbecame involved with his local 4-H group, later joined the local FFA chapter, and showed livestock until his college years. After graduating from the Ratcliffe Hicks School of Agriculture at UConn, he joined University of Maine’s Poultry Service Provider training program. Today Jeremy sells started pullets to local backyard farmers, is still involved with 4-H as a poultry showmanship judge, and writes about his passion for farming.
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Articles by Jeremy Chartier

Why The Best Fuel Type For Tools Doesn’t Come From The Pump

The best fuel type for tools used to be your standard pump gas from the local gas station. Unfortunately, that’s changed. What’s even more unfortunate is that it changed back …

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How to Build a Goat Barn Using a Prefab Shed

Goat barns are essential if you raise goats, regardless of what sort of climate you reside in. When I was big into dairy goats, my family had more time than …

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A Universal Tractor Maintenance Checklist to Keep Your Tractor Running Well

Using a tractor maintenance checklist is a great way to keep your small farm tractor operating smoothly. For many of us, we’ve come to rely on our tractor, and being …

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The Best Rifle for Farm and Ranch
March 14, 2019 . · Homesteading

Picking the best rifle for farm and ranch duty has an awful lot to do with personal preference and your unique situation. Sometimes the best rifle is merely the one …

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Prepping Your Property for Emergencies
March 13, 2019 . · Self-Reliance

Fire preparedness is an often overlooked issue on the farm and homestead. Have you looked at your homestead or farm through the eyes of a firefighter? Many people haven’t, but …

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Firearm Responsibility
March 13, 2019 . · Self-Reliance

Owning a firearm for many homesteaders is merely a matter of course. Farmers and ranchers have been keeping guns to guard livestock even before life in the 1800’s, albeit a …

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A First Aid Kit for Rural Living
March 13, 2019 . · Self-Reliance

Using a first aid kit contents checklist is an excellent way to build a customized emergency kit, but with so many lists on the internet, which do you follow? This …

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Firewood Management 101
March 13, 2019 . · Self-Reliance

Wood-splitting tools have enabled homesteaders to survive and thrive for centuries. Just like many of today’s tools we use on the homestead, there have been some marked improvements since the …

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Fire Preparedness On The Farm
March 13, 2019 . · Self-Reliance

Fire preparedness is an often overlooked issue on the farm and homestead. Have you looked at your homestead or farm through the eyes of a firefighter? Many people haven’t, but …

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Owning A Firearm Responsibly
March 13, 2019 . · Self-Reliance

Owning a firearm for many homesteaders is merely a matter of course. Farmers and ranchers have been keeping guns to guard livestock even before life in the 1800’s, albeit a …

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First Aid Kit Contents Checklist for Homesteaders
March 13, 2019 . · Homesteading

Using a first aid kit contents checklist is an excellent way to build a customized emergency kit, but with so many lists on the internet, which do you follow? This …

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Wood-Splitting Tools for Today’s Homestead
March 13, 2019 . · Self-Reliance

Wood-splitting tools have enabled homesteaders to survive and thrive for centuries. Just like many of today’s tools we use on the homestead, there have been some marked improvements since the …

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How To Clean a Chimney
March 13, 2019 . · Self-Reliance

Learning how to clean a chimney is one of those skills every homesteader should know. It’s not the most glamorous thing to do, but it’s exceptionally important. Even if you’d …

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The Best Wood-Burning Stoves for Off-Grid Living
March 13, 2019 . · Self-Reliance

Picking the best wood burning stoves for your homestead is a personal affair. Factors including your budget, your intended use, and personal preferences will largely dictate what stove you choose. …

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What Size Generator Do I Need for My Farm, Ranch or Off-Grid Home?
March 13, 2019 . · Self-Reliance

When most people think of Connecticut they envision a state covered in pavement and cramped little houses stacked on top of one another, but nothing could be farther from the …

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