Homesteading

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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Breed Diversity and Results of Inbreeding
July 9, 2020 · · Homesteading

In their call to preserve biodiversity, the FAO stresses the importance of preserving heritage breeds and avoiding the results of inbreeding.

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DIY Wood-Fired Pizza Oven
July 3, 2020 · · Homesteading

The kids and I had a wood-fired pizza at a restaurant and we liked it so much that we decided to build a pizza oven, not only for making pizzas. If done properly, it can bake bread, chicken, and for up to 72 hours after the fire goes out, it can be used as a grill.

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Nominate a Homesteader for the I Am Countryside Feature

Add to Favorites Know a homesteader who inspires others? Want to see them featured in Countryside & Small Stock Journal? Send a note and have them fill out the questionnaire below …

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How to Make Lard from Pork Fat
June 27, 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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How to Spin Wool Using a Commercial Mill
June 22, 2020 · · Homesteading

Learning how to spin wool using a commercial mill is an option. When we first began raising fiber and wool animals, I had grand dreams of producing yarn myself.

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An Easy Guide to Tanning Rabbit Hides
June 13, 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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How to Attract Owls and Why You Should Give a Hoot
June 12, 2020 · · Homesteading

Learning how to attract owls to your homestead has many rewards including acting as a natural way to get rid of mice. The joy of spotting the magical birds on evening owl prowls is also a reward in itself.

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The Best Rifle for Farm and Ranch
June 12, 2020 · · 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 closest at hand, but if you’re in the market for a new rifle for predator control, there are a few things to consider.

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Creating An Evergreen Christmas Wreath

An old-fashioned Christmas tradition is to hang an evergreen wreath on your door to welcome family and friends.
Wreath making is quick and very inexpensive.

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Don’t Panic! Recognize and Treat Lyme Disease Symptoms

With approximately 300,000 new cases of Lyme disease in the U.S. each year, the search for knowledge about Lyme disease symptoms is increasing. Although several different types of ticks can carry Lyme disease, the blacklegged tick is the biggest carrier.

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Herbal Mason Jars Are One of The Best Fly Repellant Ideas
May 21, 2020 · · Homesteading

Add to Favorites Flies are the bane of not only every backyard chicken keeper, but anyone who has ever tried to have an outdoor picnic, barbecue or birthday party. I …

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Manna Pro® Celebrates 4-H Partnership with Photo Sweepstakes and Fundraiser
April 13, 2020 · · Homesteading

The mosaic photo sweepstakes runs through April 30th. First place receives $6,000 and limited-edition Manna Pro champion pins, second place receives $3,000, and third place receives $1,000.

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Cooking with the Sun

Do you enjoy cooking outdoors? Then stretch those outdoor living skills by cooking with solar energy.

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