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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 Glimpse at Simple Homesteading Life in the 1800s

Add to Favorites By Kathy Belt – In the September/October 2012 issue of Countryside, a reader wanted to know what homesteading life in the 1800s was like. Here’s my reply. I am a …

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Protect Your Poultry With Livestock Guardian Dogs

Add to Favorites By Brenda M. Negri, Cinco Deseos Ranch LGDS – Free-ranging poultry is all the rage these days as cage-free eggs from “happier, healthier hens” bring premium market value and health …

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What I Learned From My Life As A Forester

Add to Favorites By F. Diane Pickett If a tree falls in the forest and there is no one around to hear it, does it make a sound? You’re darn right it does …

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8 Laws an Urban Homesteader Must Know
March 13, 2019 · · Homesteading

Add to Favorites Today’s urban homesteader can’t just raise food with wild abandon. Not if they want to coexist with neighbors. Being a successful urban homesteader involves researching laws first; …

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Your Guide to Farm Pond Design

Add to Favorites By Crow Miller – You can create an effective farm pond design, whether you live on a few acres or 500. The water from a small stream is …

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Try My 7 Best Beet Recipes
March 13, 2019 · · Canning & Kitchen

Add to Favorites I have been growing beets in my garden for a couple years now. They are so easy to grow! I always end up with an abundance; so …

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Health Benefits of Olives and Olive Oil

Add to Favorites By Habeeb Salloum – In the world of mythology, the olive tree is supposed to have been first grown in the Garden of Eden. More realistically, according to …

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Heat and Eat on a Wood-Burning Cook Stove

Add to Favorites By Gail Reynolds, Missouri – Among the most common of homestead essentials is learning how to cook on the wood-burning cook stove. For most Countryside readers, the ultimate …

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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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Victorian Farmstead

Add to Favorites By Alan Harman When Adam and Laura Parks were launching their northern California-based meat business in 2010, Twister Hill Ranch owner Bruce McGlochlin sold them their first …

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Crabapples

Add to Favorites By Lisa Garcia — Crabapples are often overlooked as a food source for rural and suburban homesteaders. Now treated primarily as ornamentals, these trees have a usefulness that …

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Fill Your Pantry With Help From Mother Nature

Add to Favorites By Gail Reynolds — Worried about how you’ll be able to supply the household food needs this winter without breaking the bank? You can fill your winter pantry …

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Trash to Treasure: Canning Chicken Stock

Add to Favorites Stock is delicious and so useful in many dishes, especially soup. It can be expensive to buy at the store, and homemade stock is much more nutritious …

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An Easy Pomegranate Jelly Recipe
March 13, 2019 · · Canning & Kitchen

Add to Favorites First come the strawberries, then the blueberries and peaches. And apples. Lots of apples. Then, about the time we think we’re done with canning season, pomegranates go …

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