raising

Raising Sheep: Buying and Caring for Your First Flock
March 13, 2019 · · Sheep

Add to Favorites By Marvin R. Gray – So you’ve moved to the country and have been thinking about raising sheep on your five or 10 acres. Perhaps you have only limited …

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Raising Sheep For Profit: Milking Sheep Offer a Small Farm Alternative
March 13, 2019 · · Sheep

Add to Favorites By J.D. Belanger – Question: Like most homesteaders who weren’t originally interested in raising sheep for profit, I’d love to find a way to earn some money …

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Beyond Kraut & Kimchi
March 13, 2019 · · Canning & Kitchen

Add to Favorites By Gail Damerow Preserving vegetables by adding salt and setting them aside a few days to ferment is part of our family tradition. Before fermentation became all the rage, it was …

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Understanding How Botulism Causes Illness
March 13, 2019 · · Canning & Kitchen

Add to Favorites It’s the Big Evil in canning. Botulism causes paralysis, death, and long-term rehabilitation for survivors. But understanding how botulism forms, and how to prevent it, keeps you …

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Freezing: Food Preservation For Your Garden Greens
March 13, 2019 · · Canning & Kitchen

Add to Favorites Why do we preserve food? All those plantings often provide way more greens than can be eaten at once. To save abundant garden greens for later use, try …

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Growing Luffa

Add to Favorites By Carole West, Texas Did you know Luffa grows on a vine and not in the ocean? It’s true and the most common question we received was, …

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A Prescription For Gardening

Add to Favorites By Kay Wolfe While researching the leading health problems of our day— cancer, strokes, heart disease, diabetes, obesity and dementia—they all  have one thing in common: They …

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The Secret To Small-Lot Homesteading?

Add to Favorites By Jeremiah Robinson, Madison, Wisconsin You could say that I’m an odd duck. A homesteader and agriculturally-minded Mennonite, I grow a good portion of the food needs for my family—at …

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A Lesson In Aquaponics

Add to Favorites By Jeremiah Robinson, Madison, Wisconsin In the March/April issue, I introduced you to my little homestead in the city, and claimed that it was possible to grow year-round in …

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The Best Fish for A Cold Climate

Add to Favorites By Jeremiah Robinson, Wisconsin If you read my other articles, you’ll know that I live in one of the colder parts of the country, in Wisconsin. During the polar …

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

Add to Favorites 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 …

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Seed Saving 101: How to Get Started

Add to Favorites By Nino G. Cocchiarella – For us, one of the primary elements of a more resilient/sustainable lifestyle is growing and raising as much of our own food as …

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Growing Vegan Proteins, from Amaranth Plants to Pumpkin Seeds
March 1, 2019 · · Growing

Add to Favorites In the homesteading world, talk revolves around raising your own meat and eggs. But what if you’re vegan? You can still be self-sufficient and grow your own …

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Growing Garlic For Backyard Chickens
March 1, 2019 · · Growing

Add to Favorites I often get asked what can chickens eat? Garlic has some really amazing health benefits for chickens (and humans!). Find out how to feed it to your …

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A Guide to How to Grow Gourds

Add to Favorites Why grow gourds? The short answer is: Because they are easy and a good friend gave me a single gourd plant which has not reached the true …

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