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Cold Weather Tips for Raising Hogs for Meat
October 7, 2020 · · Pigs

Cold weather requires some planning for any homesteader raising hogs for meat. In the area of proper nutrition, thought and extra effort must be given to available supplies of fresh ice-free water at all times for all classes of hogs—the piglet, the weanling, growing/finishing, gestating and the lactating sow.

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Property Site Planning Around the Sun

Add to Favorites Story & Photos By Ben Hoffman, Maine Many years ago, I borrowed a book from a landscape architect and remember a paragraph in the preface about how …

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What I Learned From My Life As A Forester

Add to Favorites By F. Diane Pickett If a tree falls in the forest and there is no one around to hear it, does it make a sound? You’re darn right it does …

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Homesteaders Are Not the Enemy
March 13, 2019 · · Self-Reliance

Add to Favorites I’m not a popular person. Sure, Facebook shows a different image. Snow peas and fresh eggs adorn my photo albums. As a homesteader, I post updates about caring …

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A Homestead Heritage – Could You Make Do?
March 13, 2019 · · Homesteading

Add to Favorites It seems to me that most of our grandparents were accustomed to hard times. And through the generations, they passed to me a homestead heritage. In fact, …

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Victorian Farmstead

Add to Favorites By Alan Harman When Adam and Laura Parks were launching their northern California-based meat business in 2010, Twister Hill Ranch owner Bruce McGlochlin sold them their first …

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Springrock Jacobs Earn Their Keep

Add to Favorites Featured in the July / August 2017 issue of sheep! Subscribe for more great stories. By Tim King — On a recent Sunday in early March, 19-year-old Lucy …

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Wrap-Around Flock Success — Everything But The Baa!

Add to Favorites See more great stories in the January-February 2017 issue of sheep! magazine. By Jacqueline Harp – At the 2016 OkFiberFest in Okanogan, Washington, there was a vendor booth …

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Fill Your Pantry With Help From Mother Nature

Add to Favorites By Gail Reynolds — Worried about how you’ll be able to supply the household food needs this winter without breaking the bank? You can fill your winter pantry …

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Making Fresh and Wild Game Summer Sausage
March 13, 2019 · · Canning & Kitchen

Add to Favorites Growing up, I knew a lot of hunters who made wild game summer sausage every fall and winter. I didn’t try making it myself until years later. …

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The Best Reason to Practice Food Preservation Methods
March 13, 2019 · · Canning & Kitchen

Add to Favorites I had a feeling something would go wrong. I’ve practiced food preservation methods since I was 12 and never had I felt so uneasy. I needed to put …

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Tips for Successful Wild Game Meat Processing

Add to Favorites By Thomas Tabor – Wild game meat processing lets you enjoy one of the great benefits of hunting: harvesting meat yourself. If properly processed, in the field as …

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Putting Agritourism Ideas to Work on Family Farms
February 25, 2019 · · Homesteading

Add to Favorites Farming is tough. Often, farms stay afloat because one parent works outside the home. But agritourism ideas help both parents pay bills and create the lives they …

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Free Range Pig Farming on the Homestead
February 15, 2019 · · Pigs

Add to Favorites By Al Doyle – With free-range pig farming, you’ll be raising your own high-quality meat. Like other home-raised food products, meat from a homestead hog is far superior …

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Tips on How to Raise a Pig for Meat
February 15, 2019 · · Pigs

Add to Favorites By Todd Quinn – I never thought I would raise my own pig, but as Thomas Jefferson once said, “I am an old man, but a new …

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