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Flystrike Treatment for Livestock and Poultry
August 13, 2019 . · Homesteading

Animals and flies seem to go hand in hand on a farm. So what is flystrike? If you have livestock, you most likely battle the common stable fly, and you’re …

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

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 different types of …

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3 Natural Home Remedies for Fleas

Home remedies for fleas don’t have to be expensive, smelly or toxic. When I was a veterinary technician 20-odd years ago, the number one query of most of our clients …

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Farm Poo Paper: Don’t Pooh Pooh It!
March 14, 2019 . · Self-Reliance

Why on Earth would you make paper out of farm feces? Turns out there are a lot of reasons. Typically, with normal paper which comes from trees, the trees are …

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Poop for Profit? How to Sell Manure

By Mary O’Malley, Honeysuckle Farm, Silver Spring, Md. Learning how to sell manure can turn an unpleasant byproduct into more than garden gold. When people decide to raise sheep, they’re …

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Basic Horse Equipment List for the First-Time Owner
March 14, 2019 . · Homesteading

Owning your first horse is exciting, but you likely have a million questions. With this basic horse equipment list, you’ll have a better idea of what to purchase before you …

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Off-Grid Refrigeration

By Dan Fink When buying appliances for a new home or a remodel, most people cruise the big box store looking for the right combination of features, style, color and—as …

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Water Systems For Off-Grid Living

By Dan Fink A steady supply of drinkable water is the single most important factor in deciding where to settle down and live. It has shaped humankind’s migrations since prehistory, …

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What Does Homesteading Mean To You?
March 13, 2019 . · Homesteading

Homesteading is on the rise here in the United States. I am often asked “What does homesteading mean?” To our ancestors it was clear. A homesteader was pretty much equivalent …

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Justifying Extreme Survival Supply Lists and Toilet Paper
March 13, 2019 . · Self-Reliance

I watched a preppers show where a man used methane from his own poop to cook his food. It made me reconsider my own survival supply list. The word is …

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Farm Pond Design: Water Storage on the Homestead

By Jeff Hoard – A well-planned farm pond design can add pleasure and productivity to your land. It provides a calm, peaceful area to relax, fish, etc. We also use ours in a …

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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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Foods You Should (And Can) Produce Yourself And Why
March 1, 2019 . · Growing

By Gail Damerow New outbreaks of illnesses and even deaths (an estimated 9,000 annually) due to food poisoning are constantly reported in the news. Most of these outbreaks can be traced …

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How to Build a Cattle Panel Hoop House

By Julie Harrell, New York, Zone 5B My cattle panel hoop house is a community gathering place. Recently, my sweet neighbor of almost 20 years and soul sister Laura French …

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How to Start Composting: You, Too, Can Be a Composting Fool

By Lisa Jansen – I wanted to learn how to start composting, but I was skeptical the first time I tried it on my own. Could I really learn how to …

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