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Valais Blacknose Coming to the U.S.

By Alan Harman Originating from Switzerland, Valais Blacknose are a world heritage breed with an estimated global population of just 13,000 or 14,000, verging on an endangered species. Retired New …

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We Prepare, But We Are Not Preppers

By Lori Davis, New York Because we raise our own food and run an organic farm, we are often asked if we are “preppers”. This often comes from people who’ve …

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Homesteaders Are Not the Enemy
March 13, 2019 . · Self-Reliance

I’m not a popular person. Sure, Facebook shows a different image. Snow peas and fresh eggs adorn my photo albums. As a homesteader, I post updates about caring for baby chicks, making goat …

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The Role of Minerals In Preventing and Treating Sheep Illnesses

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 first thing that …

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6 Ways of Preserving Food Through the Ages
March 13, 2019 . · Canning & Kitchen

Some ways of preserving food have been around since ancient times while others are modern. Older methods can leave meals dry, salty, fermented and imperfect. But they improved through the …

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

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 asked by beginning …

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Growing Sweet Potatoes in Cold Climates
March 1, 2019 . · Growing

America’s favorite candied root vegetable has an ancient history of warding off famine. Sweet potatoes were domesticated in South America over 5,000 years ago but other civilizations began growing sweet …

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How to Make Castile Soap
February 13, 2019 . · Soapmaking

Vegan, sustainable, and often organic, castile soap is highly sought after. Properties are comparable to soaps made with tallow, lard, or coconut oil but the bar made from olive oil …

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