Homesteading

Silvopasture Explained

Silvopasture, also known as agroforestry, is a farming method that includes the use of timber, livestock, and forage together in the same section of land. It is used to expand the use of unconventional farm land and diversify income.

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How to Build Your Own Rabbit Hutch (Diagrams)
October 10, 2020 · · Homesteading

 I recently saw a letter in Countryside and Small Stock Journal from a lady who was seeking plans for a rabbit hutch. After sending her the plans for my design, I realized that some of the other readers out there may find it useful as well.

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An Easy Guide to Tanning Rabbit Hides
October 4, 2020 · · Homesteading

Many homesteaders see the value of raising rabbits for meat. Rabbits reproduce well, grow fast, eat food you can grow yourself, and produce manure for the garden.

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Get Rid of Mice Naturally: No Antidotes for Modern Rat Poisons

Why would you want to get rid of mice naturally? Well, sooner or later, if you have chickens, you’re going to have to deal with mice and/or rats.

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How to Make Lard from Pork Fat
September 26, 2020 · · Homesteading

Leaning how to make lard is not only easy, but it saves money and is healthier for you than store-bought lard because you know where your pig fat came from.

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Managing Parasites around the Farm
September 23, 2020 · · Homesteading

Worms and parasites pose a threat to the well-being of our animals. Learn More about how SAFE-GUARD® (fenbendazole) can help you implement a strategic deworming plan to reduce the risk of worms for your horses, cattle and dogs.

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Home Heating Options for the Homestead
September 20, 2020 · · Homesteading

With the weather cooling down, it is time to review our home heating options. You probably already have a heating system in place for your home, but is it actually heating your home to the extent that you need?

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First Aid Kit Contents Checklist for Homesteaders
September 4, 2020 · · 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 article will focus on preserving a human life.

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How to Connect with Our Homesteading Experts
September 1, 2020 · · Homesteading

Ask our homesteading experts about your poultry and/or livestock’s health, feed, production, housing, and more!

Please note that although our team has dozens of years of experience, we are not licensed veterinarians. For serious life and death matters, we advise you to consult with your local veterinarian.

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Flystrike Treatment for Livestock and Poultry
August 31, 2020 · · Homesteading

Animals and flies seem to go hand in hand on a farm. So what is flystrike? If you have livestock, you most likely battle the common stable fly, and you’re always on the hunt for effective fly deterrent strategies.

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Rat-Hunting Dogs: A Historically Organic Option
August 27, 2020 · · Homesteading

Got a rat problem? You can try traps, poisons … or rat-hunting dogs. This organic concept is the reason rat terriers exist today.

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Creating a First Aid Kit for Livestock
August 9, 2020 · · Homesteading

Having some basic items always available in your emergency kit means you’re better prepared for problems that might arise, whether it’s a dairy goat that’s been bitten by a dog and has deep wounds, or a chicken struggling with bumblefoot.

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3 Dog Sleeping Positions: What They Mean

We all love to watch our dogs sleep — from tiny twitches to full-out sprints, their adorable mannerisms can bring a ton of joy. But have you ever wondered about dog sleeping positions and what your dogs might be signaling by their naptime postures?

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Raising Miniature Goats, Cows, Chickens, and Sheep
July 23, 2020 · · Homesteading

What is driving the recent trend in raising miniature goats, cows, chickens, and other livestock? As more people move toward a simpler way of life, and are living in a more self-sustainable way, they may be interested in having a family milk provider.

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The Dos and Don’ts of Buying a Homestead
July 23, 2020 · · Homesteading

It’s a dream held by many: buying a homestead and getting back to the land, raising children in a wholesome environment or retiring with a slower, simpler life. But what should you know or research before buying a homestead that seems perfect at first glance?

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