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Hyden’s Classic Cheviots

Add to Favorites By Tim King — Dean Hyden, of Chewelah, Washington has been raising Border Cheviot sheep for more than four decades. And after all those years, he continues to …

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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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The Role of Minerals In Preventing and Treating Sheep Illnesses

Add to Favorites By Alethea Kenney – You don’t usually think about sheep illnesses when you look at a flock of sheep to assess the overall health of the flock. The …

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All About Romney Sheep

Add to Favorites By Suzan Shearin, Tennessee – Originating in the Romney Marshes of England, they were called, appropriately, Romney Marsh sheep. If you watch public television perhaps you’ve seen Romney …

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Raising Sheep For Profit: Milking Sheep Offer a Small Farm Alternative
March 13, 2019 · · Sheep

Add to Favorites By J.D. Belanger – Question: Like most homesteaders who weren’t originally interested in raising sheep for profit, I’d love to find a way to earn some money …

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Seeds, Anyone?

Add to Favorites By Anita B. Stone When I had the pleasure to attend “The Value of Seed Banks” seminar held at the JC Raulston Arboretum in Raleigh, North Carolina, …

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Important Factors that Affect Growing Tomatoes from Seed
March 1, 2019 · · Growing

Add to Favorites It’s getting to be that time of year where everyone is forming their spring to-do lists and planning their upcoming vegetable garden. Why not add growing tomatoes …

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What Planting Zone Am I In?
March 1, 2019 · · Growing

Add to Favorites U. S. planting zones are based on the weather history of any given area. The question “what planting zone am I in?” is one of the most …

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Growing Sunflowers from Seed
March 1, 2019 · · Growing

Add to Favorites Whether planting short fluffy varieties or annual forests, growing sunflowers from seed is easy. Unlike food crops tracing back to South America, Europe or Southeast Asia, sunflowers …

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How to Grow Rhubarb: Diseases, Harvesting and Recipes

Add to Favorites By Teresa Flora – In much of North America, spring is welcomed with the tart and tangy taste of fresh rhubarb. Rhubarb is one of the easiest and …

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Fencing For Creatures Great And Small

Add to Favorites By Jeffery Goss, Jr., C.H., Missouri “Take us the foxes, the little foxes, that spoil the vines, for our vines have tender grapes.” — Song of Solomon …

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Why Rotating Vegetables in the Garden is Crucial
February 25, 2019 · · Growing

Add to Favorites Could over a million lives have been saved between 1844 and 1846 by rotating vegetables in the garden? Several factors contributed to the Great Famine. Irish families lived …

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Homemade Barbecue Pits: A Fun Way to Fertilize Your Soil
February 25, 2019 · · Growing

Add to Favorites An ancient concept, homemade barbecue pits incorporate three things: fire, the ground, and food. Today the same concept can be employed for emergency cooking or tender slow-roasted …

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Digging Holes 101

Add to Favorites Since the dawn of agrarian culture, we’ve been inventing and reinventing ways to keep domesticated animals contained. Many things in our culture have radically changed such as …

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Which Post Hole Digger Is Best For You?

Add to Favorites Every homesteader has need of a post hole digger at some point, but not all post hole diggers are created equal. There are many ways to dig …

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