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Natural Pest Control for Gardens and Farmsteads

Add to Favorites By John Blum – An “ecosystem” can be very large or very small. The (ecological) system needed to support a colony of bacteria may be a pound of …

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Shoo Flies from Livestock

Add to Favorites By Alexis Griffee As you know, every farm needs to have a pest control program in place, as flies can be far more than just an annoyance. They …

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Healing Herbs For Herding Dogs

Add to Favorites By Judith Toth Bigham, Ohio Although herding is first and foremost an agricultural enterprise it has in recent years “morphed” into a competitive sport that attracts enthusiasts from all walks of …

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Wildlife Habitat On The Homestead

Add to Favorites By Anita B. Stone, Raleigh, North Carolina With an abundance of rural development, only smaller habitats remain for wildlife to thrive. As homesteaders, we can maintain the balance by serving the …

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Earth-Sheltered, Earth-Conscious Homes

Add to Favorites By Mike Oakes, Washington Building earth-conscious homes is becoming more relevant as we live in a world where we have increasing air and water pollution, reduction of …

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The History of Countryside and Small Stock Journal
March 13, 2019 · · Homesteading

Add to Favorites Editor’s Note: This is a piece from Jd Belanger, who created the modern version of Countryside and Small Stock Journal in 1973. Specifically, this is from his column, …

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Your Guide to Farm Pond Design

Add to Favorites By Crow Miller – You can create an effective farm pond design, whether you live on a few acres or 500. The water from a small stream is …

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Homemade Fruit Roll-Ups Taste Great and They’re Healthy, Too!
March 13, 2019 · · Canning & Kitchen

Add to Favorites Tired of having to read labels on fruit roll-ups/fruit leathers at the grocery? Do artificial flavors and colors, high fructose corn syrup, and a high price make …

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How to Raise Edible Crickets

Add to Favorites My first exposure to edible crickets was innocent enough. We took our son to a local natural history museum for their bug festival, and one of their …

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A Quick & Easy Chicken Eggplant Recipe
March 13, 2019 · · Canning & Kitchen

Add to Favorites If you’re anything like me, this time of year you find yourself out in the garden an hour before dinner time trying to put together a healthy …

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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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Wondering What to Feed Sheep? How about Field Corn!
March 13, 2019 · · Sheep

Add to Favorites By Kimberly Thimmig – If you’re wondering what to feed sheep to save a little money and reduce waste on your homesteading land, then let me tell you …

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Why Can?
March 13, 2019 · · Canning & Kitchen

Add to Favorites By Gail Damerow Whether you are a veteran home canner, or have just begun taking your first tentative steps into preserving your own homegrown food, you already know …

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Food Preservation Examples: A Guide to Food Storage
March 13, 2019 · · Canning & Kitchen

Add to Favorites I tell my friends there are two types of people: preppers and those who laugh at preppers. Why is preparing for a rainy day such a laughable …

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Gourds For Farmers And Homesteaders

Add to Favorites By Anita B. Stone, Raleigh, North Carolina There is a legend that says, “If you give or receive a gourd, with it goes all the best in life; …

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