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Trials In Croppy Country, Getting Into The Game
March 13, 2019 · · Sheep

Add to Favorites Originally published in the September/October 2016 issue of sheep! magazine. By Julia Hollister The overflow crowd at the high school football field grew silent as the participants …

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Breeding Top Dairy Sheep for America

Add to Favorites By Alan Harman – A generations-long trek from the romantic sun-baked mountains of northern Greece to the New World has led to a pioneering American dairy sheep …

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The Curious Moonflower Plant
March 1, 2019 · · Growing

Add to Favorites By Ann Tom – Last spring I was given a plant by my mother and she said it was called a moonflower plant (Ipomoea alba). I had …

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Seeds, Anyone?

Add to Favorites By Anita B. Stone When I had the pleasure to attend “The Value of Seed Banks” seminar held at the JC Raulston Arboretum in Raleigh, North Carolina, …

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Why is Phenology of Plants Important?
March 1, 2019 · · Growing

Add to Favorites By Gail Damerow – I started studying the phenology of plants when I missed out on my fresh asparagus harvest one year. Next to my goat barn is an …

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A Market Garden Planner for Profit

Add to Favorites By Doug Ottinger – Whether you’re using paper and pencil or an online market garden planner, why not start dreaming? It could be the start of a long-term, …

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How to Grow Asparagus — The Garden Wonder
March 1, 2019 · · Growing

Add to Favorites Asparagus is the most worry-free perennial plant there is for the home gardener. If you have bought some lately, then you know how expensive it is. In …

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What Planting Zone Am I In?
March 1, 2019 · · Growing

Add to Favorites U. S. planting zones are based on the weather history of any given area. The question “what planting zone am I in?” is one of the most …

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What’s The Big Deal About Heirloom Tomatoes?
March 1, 2019 · · Growing

Add to Favorites Each year, I see the sales ads: Heirloom tomatoes on sale, only $2.99/lb. Customers flock to them. The pictures show huge, lumpy, full-color tomatoes instead of the …

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Composting And Compost Bin Designs

Add to Favorites By Kenny Coogan With spring cleaning behind us, it is time to start the odd jobs of summer. Composting is a fundamental aspect of homesteading and is …

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How to Keep Plants from Freezing in Vegetable Gardens
February 25, 2019 · · Growing

Add to Favorites Fall can be death to gardens if you don’t know how to keep plants from freezing. Follow these easy methods to extend your harvest. In the grocery …

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Digging Holes 101

Add to Favorites Since the dawn of agrarian culture, we’ve been inventing and reinventing ways to keep domesticated animals contained. Many things in our culture have radically changed such as …

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Which Post Hole Digger Is Best For You?

Add to Favorites Every homesteader has need of a post hole digger at some point, but not all post hole diggers are created equal. There are many ways to dig …

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How to Make Green Soap: An Excursion Through Time
February 13, 2019 · · Soapmaking

Add to Favorites Ancient Syrians knew how to make green soap used by Queens Cleopatra of Egypt and Zenobia of Syria. It’s a timeless method that abounds today. Some scholars …

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