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Best Dairy Sheep Breeds for a Farm
July 28, 2019 . · Sheep

There are a few dairy sheep breeds you could add to your farm. The East Friesian sheep is considered the best breed of dairy sheep by researchers. The milk yield …

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What Size Generator Do I Need for My Farm, Ranch or Off-Grid Home?
July 28, 2019 . · Self-Reliance

When most people think of Connecticut they envision a state covered in pavement and cramped little houses stacked on top of one another, but nothing could be farther from the …

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Herbal Mason Jars Are One of The Best Fly Repellant Ideas
July 27, 2019 . · Homesteading

Flies are the bane of not only every backyard chicken keeper, but anyone who has ever tried to have an outdoor picnic, barbecue or birthday party. I hate using chemical …

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15 Essential First Aid Kit Contents
July 27, 2019 . · Self-Reliance

Though we know we should carry a first aid kit, contents can vary box by box. Should you purchase ones sold on department store endcaps or build your own? Whether …

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Castrating Pigs, Lambs, and Goat Kids
July 25, 2019 . · Pigs

Castrating pigs and other livestock is often done right on the farm. The supplies needed are found in a farm first aid box. Healing usually occurs without complication. When you …

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First Aid Kit Contents List and Their Uses With Livestock
July 24, 2019 . · Homesteading

When it comes to a first aid kit contents list and their uses, you’ll find that many common items can be used on different species of livestock. Having some basic …

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Exploring the Numerous Calendula Benefits
July 23, 2019 . · Self-Reliance

Calendula (Calendula Officinalis), or pot marigold as it’s sometimes called, is a multi-purpose edible and medicinal herb. The Shakers and early settlers knew the culinary value and superior healing qualities …

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Installing Fence Posts and Keeping Them Secure

Corner and Brace Assemblies Corner and brace assemblies are fundamental for installing fence posts and fencing that lasts. A sound fence starts with quality materials and careful attention to fencing installation …

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DIY Fence Installation and Maintenance on the Homestead

By Heather Smith Thomas – When building a new fence, you need to consider whether to go with DIY fence installation or hire it to be done. Probably the most crucial …

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What to Feed Sheep for Prime Wool Production
July 19, 2019 . · Sheep

A large part of raising wool animals is knowing what to feed sheep in order to obtain good quality wool. Feeding choices will vary from place to place. The sheep farmers …

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What is the Best Way to Store Firewood?
July 19, 2019 . · Self-Reliance

You’ve put in all the hard work of chopping the tree, splitting the wood, and now you’re ready to stack it for storage. But what is the best way to …

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Enjoy Egg Whites for Skin Tone with Egg Soap
July 18, 2019 . · Soapmaking

There are many recipes using egg whites for skin, as it is a natural and effective astringent and pore tightener. Astringents are ingredients that tighten the skin and give a …

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Tornado Safety Tips to Keep You Ahead of the Storm

By Amy G. Hadachek – “We have a tornado warning!” I yelled to our storm chasing team. “A tornado warning is now in effect until 7:30 pm,” squawked the automated voice …

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Dairy Farming Project Advice from Dairy Farm Owners
July 17, 2019 . · Cattle

What makes a farmer decide to begin a dairy farming project? For some, it is a strong history. The early mornings milking the herd, processing the milk for sale and …

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Ballast: The Tractor Tire Fluids Rundown

Since the day tractor manufacturers moved from steel wheel traction to tire on wheel configurations, farmers have added tractor tire fluids to their equipment to add traction weight, counterbalance and …

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