2-in-1 Laundry Butter and Foaming Bath Butter
October 10, 2019 · · Soapmaking

Laundry butter is just soap without any extra fat. It’s a wonderful cleanser for your hand-wash items, can be scented however you like, and leaves your fabrics fragrant, clean, and …

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Home Heating Options for the Homestead
October 9, 2019 · · 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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The Shocking Truth About Electric Fencing for Sheep

By John Kirchhoff – People have mixed feelings about the use of electric fencing for sheep and other livestock. For people unfamiliar with them, the word “electric fence” conjures up images …

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How to Create a Cattle Pasture for Optimum Flavor and Fat Cover in Grass-fed Beef
October 7, 2019 · · Cattle

With Spencer Smith – Creating the right blend of forages and grasses in a pasture to finish (fatten for slaughter) cattle is not as simple as turning the cattle out to …

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Using Fresh Produce as Soap Ingredients
October 7, 2019 · · Soapmaking

There are many botanical ingredients you can use as cold process soap ingredients. Lavender and rose petals are classics, and Himalayan Pink Salt soaps are trendy and inviting. Adding fruit …

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Designing Your Ideal Homesteading Land

By Ken Wilson – Homesteading land is neither a farm nor a rural residence; therefore, it presents design challenges that are different from the others. A rural residence is basically nothing more …

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8 Pig Diseases the Small Producer Should Know
October 6, 2019 · · Pigs

While pigs are generally a hardy livestock to raise, you should be aware of certain pig diseases and how to proceed, should your pig become ill. Pigs raised with good …

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Gardening for Climate Change
October 5, 2019 · · Growing

By Erika Jensen — Gardening for climate change is necessary in order to enjoy a bountiful garden year after year. I remember the year I found ducks swimming in my …

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

By Laura Haggarty, Kentucky 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 …

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Akaushi Cattle Provide a Delicious, Healthy Meat

By Heather Smith Thomas – The word Akaushi means red cow in Japanese. Akaushi cattle were introduced to the U.S. in 1994. “This is the only free-grazing beef cattle breed in …

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