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

Add to Favorites 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 …

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

Add to Favorites 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 …

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

Add to Favorites 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 …

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

Add to Favorites 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 …

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Building Planter Boxes for Strawberries

Add to Favorites By Sue Robishaw – It wasn’t that the old chicken wire covers we’d constructed five years ago didn’t work, they did. I had an idea for building …

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Natural Pest Control for Gardens and Farmsteads

Add to Favorites By John Blum – An “ecosystem” can be very large or very small. The (ecological) system needed to support a colony of bacteria may be a pound of …

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How Bot Fly Larvae Affect Livestock and Farm Income
March 14, 2019 · · Homesteading

Add to Favorites Bot fly larvae are a disruptive, destructive threat to your livestock and not something you or the animals want to deal with during the summer months. The bot …

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The Countryside Tale
March 13, 2019 · · Homesteading

Add to Favorites Around 1969, JD Belanger, the founder of this magazine, combined Rabbit World, which was 32 pages long, with Dairy Goat Guide, which was 12 pages, and Countryside, which …

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Steps to Self-Sufficient Farm Living and Simplifying Your Life
March 13, 2019 · · Self-Reliance

Add to Favorites Is self-sufficient farm living a goal for your family this year?  Many of us are focused on simplifying our lives. Me too! I’m a goal setter. Some …

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The History of Countryside and Small Stock Journal
March 13, 2019 · · Homesteading

Add to Favorites Editor’s Note: This is a piece from Jd Belanger, who created the modern version of Countryside and Small Stock Journal in 1973. Specifically, this is from his column, …

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

Add to Favorites 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. …

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Gift Guide for Those Favoring Self-Sustaining Living
March 13, 2019 · · Self-Reliance

Add to Favorites Birthdays and holidays can be tough if you’re not familiar with self-sustaining living. What delights you may just be a sweet thought to someone who can make …

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A Homestead Heritage – Could You Make Do?
March 13, 2019 · · Homesteading

Add to Favorites It seems to me that most of our grandparents were accustomed to hard times. And through the generations, they passed to me a homestead heritage. In fact, …

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Making Fresh and Wild Game Summer Sausage
March 13, 2019 · · Canning & Kitchen

Add to Favorites Growing up, I knew a lot of hunters who made wild game summer sausage every fall and winter. I didn’t try making it myself until years later. …

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A List of the Best Meat Preservation Methods
March 13, 2019 · · Canning & Kitchen

Add to Favorites What meat preservation methods can you use to sustain your hunt or protein harvest? There are many options. What you choose depends on your resources. Buying in …

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