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Wild Plant Identification: Foraging for Edible Weeds
August 5, 2019 · · Growing

Add to Favorites On a sleepy Sunday afternoon, on the grounds of an ex-horse stable, Nate Chetelat presents a wild plant identification tour for a local gardening group. The focus …

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Breed Diversity and Results of Inbreeding
June 30, 2019 · · Homesteading

In their call to preserve biodiversity, the FAO stresses the importance of preserving heritage breeds and avoiding the results of inbreeding.

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A Guide to the Best Trees for Firewood
May 2, 2019 · · Self-Reliance

Add to Favorites All of us who live off of renewable energy have to know what are the best trees for firewood. After all, if you’re going to put in …

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Protecting the Homestead From Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome

Add to Favorites By Karin Deneke – It doesn’t make much difference where you live, chances are, sooner or later you will encounter rodents. Gnawing sounds coming from the void …

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Wintertime Hoof Care For Horses

Add to Favorites By Bryan Farcus MA, CJP; ©2007-2014 “Farrier-Friendly” Series It’s that time of year, once again, and I’m finding that the evening chores at the barn are getting a …

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Internal Parasites Threaten Herd Performance and Profits
March 14, 2019 · · Cattle

Add to Favorites Internal parasites can wreak havoc on your herd. That’s why an effective deworming program is an essential cornerstone of your herd health plan. Strategic deworming starts with …

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Raising Elk Provides Something For Everyone
March 14, 2019 · · Homesteading

Add to Favorites Travis Lowe’s family has been a member of the North American Elk Breeders Association since 1991. Lowe, the executive director for the past two years, says that …

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Genetically Engineered Crops Divide The Food Movement

Add to Favorites By John Hibma Farmers find themselves squarely in the middle of the debate over genetically engineered (GE) crops and foods. Also referred to as genetically modified organisms—GMO—the concern over the genetic …

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The Catastrophic Dust Storms of the 1930s, in Retrospect

Add to Favorites More than eight decades ago, a serious transformation took place on the grasslands of the Midwest, commonly known as the Great Plains. Thousands of acres of the …

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Knowledge of Snake Bite First Aid Can Save Lives
March 13, 2019 · · Self-Reliance

Add to Favorites Are snakes one of those things you’re afraid of? I can’t help but think of an old country song “I Don’t Like Spiders and Snakes….” That’s the …

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Build a Home Using Alternative Building Materials

Add to Favorites By Charmaine R. Taylor — Building a self-sustaining home or structure is a wonderful concept that can be put into practice by anyone looking to create shelter for …

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Adding a CAP to Your Farming Plan

Add to Favorites By Heather Smith Thomas, Idaho Most people who raise cattle cannot increase their land base, so in order to increase production, they need to use the land more …

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Best Baking Apples For Pie, Kuchen, and Dumplings
March 13, 2019 · · Canning & Kitchen

Add to Favorites When my kids were little, I wore out the phrase “A is for apples.” It started when we planted an orchard of apple trees across from our …

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How To Make Sauerkraut

Add to Favorites By Linda Baccei This is a method I adapted that combines getting things started with dry salting and then using a brine solution as needed. You will need a large …

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Paired to Perfection

Add to Favorites By Jacqueline Harp Can flock owners find synergies between the marketing of their lamb or mutton and the marketing done by the wine industry in their locality, …

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