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How a British Family Constructed Their Own Root Cellar

By Susie Kearley – In Buckinghamshire, England, Ali Freeman and her family, farm an impressive eight acre smallholding with a menagerie of animals and abundant vegetable plots. I went to meet …

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Proper Fence Post Depth to Build Strong Fences

Fence post depth, size, and anchoring systems can make or break your fence line. Despite what some people believe, making a long-lasting fence is not always as simple as sinking …

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We Learned A Lot When We Established Our Small Farm

By Janice Bever, Highland Hills Farm, Charleston, New York The summer of 1996 began a new episode in our lives. My fiancé and I had been searching for a place to move our animals …

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We Had So Much Fun Building The First Cabin, We Built Another

By Chris Bordeleau OUR OFF-GRID ADVENTURE started in 2007. Little did we know that building cabins was fun and that our place would sprout four additional structures in the next six years. My …

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How to Work a One-Acre Homestead

When we purchased our home in upstate New York, we had no intention to create a one-acre homestead. We were thrilled that we had so much space to put in …

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Spit in the Wind Sheep Farm

By Alan Harman On a perfect Michigan spring day under clear blue skies you can’t miss them — Polypay lambs running around tree-lined lush green fields, or bleating for their …

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Build an Inexpensive Hay Shed

By Heather Smith Thomas There are many ways to store hay and protect it from the weather, but some methods are more reliable than others. Some people put hay in …

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7 Things to Consider for Insulated Sheds
February 26, 2019 . · Fences, Sheds & Barns

Sheds are used for all sorts of things nowadays. Many of these uses would make insulated sheds a necessity. Certain things, like electronics and specialty tools, store better when protected …

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Cattle Shed Design for a Small Herd
February 26, 2019 . · Fences, Sheds & Barns

The lure of the wide open range and the romance of ranching may entice you to search cattle breeds and cattle shed design ideas. You live on the east coast or some …

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Digging Holes 101

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 how we communicate, …

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