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Rope-Making Machine Plans

Add to Favorites By Bob Greenwood and Judi Stevens – Did you ever need a rope to tie a gate, make a halter, tie down a load or make a …

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The Victory Hoe: A DIY Weed Removal Tool

Add to Favorites By Lowell Carlson – The Victory Hoe is a homemade, adjustable angle, weed removal tool that resets your concept of what a hoe should look like. I have taken …

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Ketosis And The Family Cow

Add to Favorites By Kay Wolfe, Texas If you have a family milk cow, chances are you have experienced ketosis or you will. Ketosis is a metabolic disorder that affects …

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Calving Signs – Being Ready to Assist
February 19, 2019 · · Cattle

Add to Favorites When calving signs become evident, be prepared to assist when things aren’t progressing as they should. Know the stages of labor and how to react. When your cow …

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How Open Range Ranching Applies to Non-Ranchers
February 19, 2019 · · Cattle

Add to Favorites The laws surrounding open range ranching are opposite what you’d expect closer to civilization. But you need to know the rights and responsibilities of both yourself and …

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Belfair Miniature Cattle: A Small, All-Around Breed
February 19, 2019 · · Cattle

Belfair miniature cattle are the first dual-purpose miniature cattle developed in America. Developed by Tracy Teed of Conway, Washington, Belfair cattle are 50% Jersey, from high test Jersey cows bred to a small 35” Dexter bull, developed for the small acreage farmer who wants a small family milk cow which will also produce a good beef calf for the locker.

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Why Raise Miniature Cattle?
February 19, 2019 · · Cattle

Add to Favorites By Professor Richard Gradwohl Washington – As 100-500-acre family farms continue to disappear, the small acreage family homestead farm is becoming more common. Miniature cattle breeds are particularly …

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5 Meat Rabbit Facts to Know Before You Buy
February 13, 2019 · · Homesteading

Add to Favorites Raising rabbits for meat is a wonderful way to harvest your own meat in a small area. But there are some rabbit facts you should know before …

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Raising Rabbits for Meat (They’re Quieter Than Chickens)

Add to Favorites Last summer I bought a breeding pair of California rabbits from a local farm in order to begin raising rabbits for meat. I intended to raise them …

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How the Bot Fly Causes Warbles in Rabbits
February 13, 2019 · · Homesteading

Add to Favorites Bot fly symptoms in rabbits show up after the Cuterebra fly deposits an egg on the skin of the rabbit. It is one of the rabbit facts …

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Anise Hyssop 2019 Herb of the Year
February 13, 2019 · · Growing

Add to Favorites The herb of the year for 2019 is anise hyssop (Agastache foeniculum). A member of the mint family, this lovely, easy to grow perennial is native to …

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Home Remedies for Cold and Flu Season
February 13, 2019 · · Self-Reliance

Add to Favorites Honey is incredibly useful in home remedies for cold and flu season. It’s soothing, nutritious, has healing properties, and, of course, is sweet. In late fall you can …

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Growing Bay Leaves is Easy and Rewarding
February 13, 2019 · · Growing

Add to Favorites My first bay laurel tree was a tiny four-inch seedling from the nursery. I found out quickly that growing bay leaves is not at all difficult. I …

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Growing Valerian: Taking Root in the Garden
February 13, 2019 · · Growing

Add to Favorites I have been growing valerian (Valeriana officinalis) for years in the medicinal section of my herb garden. Native to Europe and Asia, this calming herb also grows …

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Growing Calendula from Seed
February 13, 2019 · · Growing

Add to Favorites Growing calendula (Calendula officinalis) from seed is an annual garden project in my family. We let the little ones help, and they enjoy monitoring growth as the first …

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