How to Repel Rats, Mice, Skunks, and Other Interlopers

Add to Favorites By Cheryl K. Smith – We’re not the only ones that want to spend our time indoors. Rats, mice, skunks, and other furry interlopers are busy finding their …

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How to Grade a Driveway

Add to Favorites Learning how to grade a driveway on the farm or homestead is not all that difficult, but some basic concepts and tips will make the process easier. …

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Straw Vs Hay: What’s the Difference?
October 24, 2019 · · Homesteading

Add to Favorites When it comes to straw vs hay for your backyard chickens and livestock, there are definite advantages to each. We raise horses and ducks on our small …

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What to Feed Sheep for Prime Wool Production
October 23, 2019 · · Sheep

Add to Favorites A large part of raising wool animals is knowing what to feed sheep in order to obtain good quality wool. Feeding choices will vary from place to place. …

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October 22, 2019 · · Homesteading

Our helpful simple living guides are a great way to learn about the tools and tips you’ll need to be a successful homesteader.

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How to Make Beeswax Soap
October 22, 2019 · · Soapmaking

Beeswax has more than 100 uses; knowing how to make beeswax soap harnesses natural benefits for your finished product.

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10 Alternative Agritourism Ideas for Your Small Farm
October 21, 2019 · · Homesteading

Add to Favorites As a young entrepreneur, I tried many agritourism ideas. When the neighborhood kids were selling lemonade for pennies I created a lucrative program named, “Name a Duck …

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Wool-Yielding Animals for Yarn and Fiber
October 20, 2019 · · Homesteading

Add to Favorites Yarn weights are considerations when deciding which fiber breed or species to raise for your yarn. Wool, fleece, and fiber can be harvested from a number of …

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Winter Cover Crops And Green Manure Strategies
October 20, 2019 · · Growing

Add to Favorites By Anita B. Stone Cover crop strategies refer to cover crops scheduled into a crop rotation plan. Organic farming relies on soil health and cycling of nutrients through …

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Detecting and Treating Lump Jaw in Cattle
October 20, 2019 · · Cattle

Add to Favorites By Heather Smith Thomas — Lump jaw in cattle is a bacterial infection of the jawbone. Bacteria are often present in the mouth of cattle, so anything that punctures …

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