Homesteading

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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5 Homestead Animals for Self-Sufficiency
April 6, 2020 · · Homesteading

If your aim is self-sufficiency and you’re not a vegan, you will need a supply of milk, eggs and meat for self-sufficiency. From cow farming to chicken keeping, the peace of mind and satisfaction you gain from raising your own animals can’t be matched.

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Knitted Dishcloth Patterns: Handmade for Your Kitchen!
March 31, 2020 · · Homesteading

A few things were certain on every visit to my gramma’s lake cabin each summer. There would be knitted dishcloth patterns in the kitchen, fluffy beach towels stacked in the bathroom, casseroles for dinner, bologna sandwiches for lunch, sunburned shoulders, and crickets chirping in the evening.

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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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Homesteading with Kids

Tending the garden, preserving the harvest, mucking the stalls, cleaning the coop; these are just a few of the tasks that rack up on the daily homestead to-do list.

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How to Build Your Own Rabbit Hutch (Diagrams)

 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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Designing Your Ideal Homesteading Land

Homesteading land is neither a farm nor a rural residence; therefore, it presents design challenges that are different from the others.

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Making Biodiesel: A Lengthy Process
March 1, 2020 · · Homesteading

When James began looking into the process of making biodiesel as opposed to buying petrodiesel (what we buy at the gas station), he was hoping for a cheaper alternative to the $4 per gallon that he was spending at the pump. While he did not find that cheaper alternative, biodiesel is much better for the environment.

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Countryside Theme of the Week
February 18, 2020 · · Homesteading

Each week on Instagram, @iamcountryside features a different theme and encourages homesteaders to play along with the fun and informative homesteading-based themes. Follow along with #countrysidethemeoftheweek.

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