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Homestead Security May Include Estate Fencing
February 26, 2019 · · Fences, Sheds & Barns

Add to Favorites Estate fencing is on the rise in the off-grid community. You’re using an off-grid power source: solar, wind, hydro, or your own generator. You’ve removed yourself from …

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How to Make a Cheap Greenhouse

Add to Favorites By Jay Rodgers – Two years ago I began to experiment with an idea that was spawned from the pages of Countryside and Small Stock Journal. Someone wrote …

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Is an Aquaponics System Right for You?

Add to Favorites Joe Cadieux – I personally believe that this aquaponics system can save the world. No, really. Being able to produce multiple vegetable crops and high-quality protein in close …

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A Beginner’s Guide to Container Potatoes

Add to Favorites By Lori Fontanes I know what you’re thinking: what’s so special about potatoes? With all those ubiquitous orders of fries and mashed platters, why do I need to …

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How to Sell Produce to Restaurants: 11 Tips for Modern Farmers
February 25, 2019 · · Growing

Add to Favorites Knowing how to sell produce to restaurants is another part of farming, says Wendy Baroli. “If you’re in the business of farming, you also have to be …

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Understanding Forage Production and Forage Quality

Add to Favorites By John Hibma – Forages are the foundation of all livestock diets. The production and feeding of high-quality forages will help ensure that livestock grows at an optimal …

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Agritourism: A Money-Making Agriculture Business

Add to Favorites By Heidi Kerr-Schlaefer, Colorado Can inviting farm visitors fuel a successful money making agriculture business? It’s called agritourism and yes, it can! The words, “fun on the farm,” were …

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Kitchen Scraps and Coffee Grounds for Plants
February 25, 2019 · · Growing

Add to Favorites Composting isn’t always a fine art. Sometimes, it just means saving coffee grounds for plants and dumping them on the soil. When I started my first garden …

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A Simple, DIY 3-Bin System for Composting Ingredients

Add to Favorites By Ralph Wilmhoff, Kentucky Composting ingredients are free, discarded from kitchens and gardens. But can you build a three-bin system for almost as cheap? We recently completed …

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Understanding Your Soil: How to Check Soil pH Level
February 25, 2019 · · Growing

Add to Favorites Knowing how to check soil pH levels in your garden is the first step to having the healthiest soil you can produce. For most of us, especially …

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Homemade Barbecue Pits: A Fun Way to Fertilize Your Soil
February 25, 2019 · · Growing

Add to Favorites An ancient concept, homemade barbecue pits incorporate three things: fire, the ground, and food. Today the same concept can be employed for emergency cooking or tender slow-roasted …

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How to Build a Compact Tractor Implement Counterweight

Add to Favorites Compact tractor implements are designed to add utility, ability and function to your small farm tractor. Many implements can get expensive when you opt to buy them …

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Keep the Growing Going with Milk or Milk Replacer for Calves
February 19, 2019 · · Cattle

Add to Favorites Your calves are off to a great start. But, is their nutrition program on par? By ensuring proper care and nutrition for your calves, you can set …

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The Joy of Raising Highland Cattle

Add to Favorites Story & Photos By Tom Fuller – Cattle have been a part of my life for as long as I can remember, and Highland cattle are by far …

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Do You Need an Additive in Your Calves’ Milk Replacer or Milk?
February 19, 2019 · · Cattle

Add to Favorites On Jan. 1, 2017, antibiotic use on farms will become more restricted as a result of the Veterinary Feed Directive (VFD). This will make calf raising and …

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