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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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Dexter Cattle – The Ideal Family Cow
September 16, 2019 · · Cattle

Add to Favorites Homesteading is about simplicity, self reliance, and doing as much as you can with as little as possible, always with an eye on the bottom line. So …

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Burdock Slivers Can Cause Eye Irritations

Add to Favorites By Heather Smith Thomas — Eye problems in livestock and horses can be caused by foreign material in the eye, and one of the most challenging problems is burdock …

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How to Treat Foot Rot in Cattle, Goats, and Sheep
August 21, 2019 · · Homesteading

Add to Favorites Thrush and an overgrowth of yeast are often behind a case of foot rot in cattle and other livestock. Foot rot in cattle and all livestock needs …

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How Much Hay Does a Cow Eat?
August 12, 2019 · · Cattle

Add to Favorites After you unload the first cattle onto your property, your next biggest concern will be how to keep up with the demand for food. Knowing a ballpark …

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First Aid Kit Contents List and Their Uses With Livestock
July 24, 2019 · · Homesteading

Add to Favorites When it comes to a first aid kit contents list and their uses, you’ll find that many common items can be used on different species of livestock. …

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How to Make Milk Soap: Tips to Try
July 7, 2019 · · Soapmaking

Add to Favorites Learning how to make milk soap provides another use for that excess goat milk. It’s not as hard as you’ve probably heard! It’s a popular misconception that …

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5 Homestead Fencing Mistakes to Avoid

Add to Favorites No matter what project my husband and I decide to tackle, it nearly always comes down to the same thing: homestead fencing. Garden fencing to keep groundhogs and …

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What is the Best Manure for Gardens?
May 28, 2019 · · Growing

Add to Favorites The best manure for gardens is properly composted manure. It’s often called black gold, especially when it contains cow manure. When running a homestead, you have many …

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A Glimpse at Simple Homesteading Life in the 1800s

Add to Favorites By Kathy Belt – In the September/October 2012 issue of Countryside, a reader wanted to know what homesteading life in the 1800s was like. Here’s my reply. I am a …

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Remote Simplifies DIY Electric Fence Maintenance

Add to Favorites One morning when my husband and I went out to feed and milk our Nubian goats, we were horrified to discover the bucks paying an unscheduled visit …

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11 Fly Deterrent Tips for Effective Pasture Management

Add to Favorites 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 …

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How to Shear a Sheep and Other Fiber Animals
April 29, 2019 · · Sheep

Add to Favorites Learning how to shear a sheep takes practice and time. Before you head out to buy sheep shearing supplies try to observe a professional sheep shearer and …

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Protect Your Poultry With Livestock Guardian Dogs

Add to Favorites By Brenda M. Negri, Cinco Deseos Ranch LGDS – Free-ranging poultry is all the rage these days as cage-free eggs from “happier, healthier hens” bring premium market value and health …

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Aphids and Ants on Apple Trees!

Add to Favorites By Paul Wheaton & Suzy Bean If you have infestations of ants on apple trees, you could also have an aphid problem. I got home from a long trip …

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