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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Firewood Management With Pallet Forks For Tractors

Pallet forks for tractors and other tractor bucket attachments are great complements to your wood-splitting tools. From dragging logs, bucking, moving and storing split wood, your farm tractor will be …

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A Guide to Herbs That Grow in Winter

Just about when we’re ready to focus our energies indoors to hearth, home and family; and have the time, cooler temperatures and incentive to prepare some of those elaborate, healthy …

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Misery Loves Company: Raising a Tamworth Pig

By Kevin G. Summers – I was attempting to be clever and literary when I named our new Tamworth pig Misery. I had no idea that her name would be a …

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