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The Dos and Don’ts of Buying a Homestead
September 17, 2019 · · Homesteading

It’s a dream held by many: buying a homestead and getting back to the land, raising children in a wholesome environment or retiring with a slower, simpler life. But what …

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Choosing the Best Farm Dogs for Your Farm
September 17, 2019 · · Homesteading

Size, temperament, and training ability are a few criteria that go into choosing one of the best farm dogs.

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How to Build a Goat Barn Using a Prefab Shed

Goat barns are essential if you raise goats, regardless of what sort of climate you reside in. When I was big into dairy goats, my family had more time than …

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A Garden of Simples Offers DIY Remedies
July 28, 2019 · · Growing

In the early days of our country, certain herbs were grown and used for the household and for simple medicinal remedies. There was no drug store around the corner so …

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How to Build a Foundation for a Shed

Knowing how to build a foundation for a shed is the all-important first step of adding barn space to your farm or homestead. Laying a strong foundation for any project …

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Natural Ways to Get Rid of Mice
June 5, 2019 · · Homesteading

For the safest, most natural ways to get rid of mice, start with the most minimum impact and work up from there. I have a friend who insists on using …

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A Simple Raised Bed Design
May 4, 2019 · · Growing

By Jeff Merkle – About a year ago, my wife and I moved across the country to acreage in Wisconsin. While we have many plans for the land, our immediate …

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11 Fly Deterrent Tips for Effective Pasture Management

By Ken Scharabok – Flies can bother livestock to the point they become stressed and growth or overall health is affected. Fly deterrent strategies probably follow the 20/80 rule (20 percent of the …

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Raising Miniature Goats, Cows, Chickens, and Sheep
May 2, 2019 · · Homesteading

What is driving the recent trend in raising miniature goats, cows, chickens, and other livestock? As more people move toward a simpler way of life, and are living in a …

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Natural Aphids Control in Your Garden
March 14, 2019 · · Growing

If you are an avid gardener like I am, likely at some point you will have the need for aphids control. Aphids are a common garden pest that like to …

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Hiring a Farm Sitter for Your Homestead
March 14, 2019 · · Homesteading

Hiring a farm sitter may be a reasonable answer to getting away for vacation while owning a farm or homestead. But who can you call to do what you do …

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Help Your Animals Adjust to New Homesteading Land
March 14, 2019 · · Homesteading

You’ve made the successful move to your new homesteading land. The hardest part is behind you, but how are your animals coping? Moving to a new home is hard for people …

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Straw Vs Hay: What’s the Difference?
March 14, 2019 · · Homesteading

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 hobby farm, and …

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On Holiday

By Marshall Nych, Pennsulvania Holidays on the farm are a bit removed from the traditions the rest of society observes. Let us work (a fitting word on the farm) our way around the calendar chronologically, stopping at …

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We Came To Our Senses And Now Live Within Our Means

By Kimberly Hansen, Wisconsin You don’t have to live in the middle of nowhere in order to live the “backwoods life” that most of us dream about, but few of us …

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