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The Dos and Don’ts of Buying a Homestead
September 17, 2019 · · Homesteading

It’s a dream held by many: buying a homestead and getting back to the land, raising children in a wholesome environment or retiring with a slower, simpler life. But what …

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How to Treat Foot Rot in Cattle, Goats, and Sheep
August 21, 2019 · · Homesteading

Thrush and an overgrowth of yeast are often behind a case of foot rot in cattle and other livestock. Foot rot in cattle and all livestock needs to be taken …

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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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7 Pasture Pig Breeds for the Small Farm
August 5, 2019 · · Pigs

Raising pasture pig breeds is talked about frequently in farming discussions. Not too far back in agrarian history, pasture pig breeds were more common. Keeping a few pigs intended for …

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A Garden of Simples Offers DIY Remedies
July 28, 2019 · · Growing

In the early days of our country, certain herbs were grown and used for the household and for simple medicinal remedies. There was no drug store around the corner so …

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5 Homestead Fencing Mistakes to Avoid

No matter what project my husband and I decide to tackle, it nearly always comes down to the same thing: homestead fencing. Garden fencing to keep groundhogs and cottontails away from …

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What Can Pigs Eat Out of Your Garden?
June 26, 2019 · · Pigs

One common question I get is “What can pigs eat out of my garden?” The short answer to this question is pigs can eat pretty much anything, and a better …

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Recycling a Deck into Standing Raised Bed
June 24, 2019 · · Growing

Not wanting to add to the landfill, I started drafting up ideas on how I could transform my dilapidated deck into a standing raised bed. It was perfect timing as …

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5 Homestead Animals for Self-Sufficiency
June 17, 2019 · · Homesteading

If your aim is self-sufficiency and you’re not a vegan, you will need a supply of milk, eggs and meat for self-sufficiency. From cow farming to chicken keeping, the peace …

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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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What is the Best Mulch to Prevent Weeds?
May 19, 2019 · · Growing

All Photos By Shelley Dedauw The best mulch to prevent weeds depends on where the mulch lies, what else you need it to do…and, of course, cost. What is the …

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Designing Your Ideal Homesteading Land

By Ken Wilson – Homesteading land is neither a farm nor a rural residence; therefore, it presents design challenges that are different from the others. A rural residence is basically nothing more …

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Using a 2-Acre Farm Layout to Raise Your Own Meat
May 11, 2019 · · Homesteading

Although the idea of using a two-acre farm layout to raise your own meat is both bewitching and bewildering, by the end of this article, you’ll have a good idea …

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A Simple Raised Bed Design
May 4, 2019 · · Growing

By Jeff Merkle – About a year ago, my wife and I moved across the country to acreage in Wisconsin. While we have many plans for the land, our immediate …

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Raising Miniature Goats, Cows, Chickens, and Sheep
May 2, 2019 · · Homesteading

What is driving the recent trend in raising miniature goats, cows, chickens, and other livestock? As more people move toward a simpler way of life, and are living in a …

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