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Simple Homesteading – How to Start Successfully
March 13, 2019 · · Homesteading

Add to Favorites Starting a new homestead can be an overwhelming experience. We start out full of hopes and vision. We look for a better quality of life through simple …

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Gift Guide for Those Favoring Self-Sustaining Living
March 13, 2019 · · Self-Reliance

Add to Favorites Birthdays and holidays can be tough if you’re not familiar with self-sustaining living. What delights you may just be a sweet thought to someone who can make …

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Shed or Pasture Lambing

Add to Favorites By Denice Rackley — The muffled, deep Maaa of a ewe “talking” to her newborn lambs reaches my ears before I open the barn door. Newborn lambs nursing, …

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Hyden’s Classic Cheviots

Add to Favorites By Tim King — Dean Hyden, of Chewelah, Washington has been raising Border Cheviot sheep for more than four decades. And after all those years, he continues to …

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Bigger Lambs, Without Drugs & Drudgery

Add to Favorites By Patrice Lewis Wool from Norway is justifiably famous for its fineness and beauty. But for sheep to produce wool, they must start as lambs. And lambs, …

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Spit in the Wind Sheep Farm

Add to Favorites By Alan Harman On a perfect Michigan spring day under clear blue skies you can’t miss them — Polypay lambs running around tree-lined lush green fields, or …

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Dual Coat Dynamics in Sheep

Add to Favorites By Jacqueline Harp In the past, the history, legends and myths of many cultures pointed to dual-coated sheep as a key to survival — and as the …

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Shannon Creek Ranch

Add to Favorites By Alan Harman Deep in the heart of cattle country, Joseph Hubbard, at age 30 a 20-year sheep-producing veteran, is helping groom a new breed of sheep …

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Your Wool as Yarn

Add to Favorites By Virginia Scholomiti Let’s get down to the nuts and bolts of understanding where and how your fleece may fit into a hand spinner’s palette. This is …

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Wool Knowledge is Power

Add to Favorites By Virginia Scholomiti Except Where Noted, Photos Courtesy of www.shepherdstalk.com Small niche markets for wool are not only well established but growing. This factor can be a …

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Filling Fiber Artists’ Palettes

Add to Favorites By Virginia Scholomiti www.shepherdstalk.com In looking for materials for their next creation, fiber artists and craftsmen seek to purchase raw fleeces to use “as is,” or to …

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Springrock Jacobs Earn Their Keep

Add to Favorites Featured in the July / August 2017 issue of sheep! Subscribe for more great stories. By Tim King — On a recent Sunday in early March, 19-year-old Lucy …

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Fire In Your Pasture: Friend or Foe?

Add to Favorites Originally published in the March/April 2017 issue of Sheep! magazine. Subscribe for more great stories!  By John Kirchhoff, Kirchhoff Katahdins Renick, Missouri Fire in your pasture is …

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Wrap-Around Flock Success — Everything But The Baa!

Add to Favorites See more great stories in the January-February 2017 issue of sheep! magazine. By Jacqueline Harp – At the 2016 OkFiberFest in Okanogan, Washington, there was a vendor booth …

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Profits from a ”Lamb Hub” — Hi-Ho Sheep Farm

Add to Favorites Originally published in the September/October 2016 issue of sheep! magazine. By Jacqueline Harp Buying local is a substantial and growing trend among consumers, restaurants, small grocers and …

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