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Tips for Successfully Raising Bottle Calves
March 16, 2020 · · Cattle

When raising cattle, you may encounter the challenge of a young calf orphaned or rejected by mama, needing a bottle from you.

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Avoid Lambing Problems with This First Aid Contents Checklist
February 23, 2020 · · Sheep

Most of the time when you have lambing problems or experience a sheep illness emergency, the vet and local livestock supply stores are closed for the weekend, and sheep farm and ranch specialties dealers are days away by mail.

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Build a Home Using Alternative Building Materials
February 16, 2020 · · Self-Reliance

Building a self-sustaining home or structure is a wonderful concept that can be put into practice by anyone looking to create shelter for man or animal.

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Weaning Pasture Piglets
January 24, 2020 · · Pigs

The time frame for weaning pasture piglets varies from breed to breed. Not all breeds of pasture pigs mature at the same rate.

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The Beautiful Black Welsh Mountain Sheep
January 17, 2020 · · Sheep

A remarkable characteristic the Black Welsh Mountain sheep, at least within our flock, is that they are happy to cooperate and very glad to do what we’d like them to do.

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Adding New Dogs Into an Existing Livestock Guardian Dog Pack
December 18, 2019 · · Sheep

Many operators incorrectly start their LGD experience by purchasing, training, and using just one dog at a time. They usually find out sooner than later, they should have bought two dogs or more to start. To be used successfully as guardians of livestock, LGDs should be run in pairs or more.

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A Wood Stove Hot Water Heater Heats Water for Free
December 4, 2019 · · Self-Reliance

Add to Favorites By Patricia Greene – A good hot shower or bath is essential to everyone’s well-being. A shower or bath on a cold day with free hot water …

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Cranberry-Apple Chutney Recipe for your holiday table.

Here in Maine, leaves have aged to rich, deep shades of red and orange, the nights are chilly, and the days crisp–though often gloriously sunny at the same time.

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Your Guide to Dairy and Beef Cattle Breeds
November 13, 2019 · · Cattle

Add to Favorites By Heather Smith Thomas – There are so many cattle breeds and crosses that it’s hard to know which ones to choose when researching how to start …

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How to Pick a Good Used Livestock Trailer
November 6, 2019 · · Homesteading

Add to Favorites By Hope Holland – There are lots of fancy trailers out there on the market for those of you who are going out solely to horse shows or …

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All About Karakachan Livestock Guardian Dogs
November 6, 2019 · · Sheep

Add to Favorites By Cindy Kolb – The Karakachan livestock guardian dog is an LGD breed that has been used for centuries as an integral part of the life of the …

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The Importance of Conservation Easements
November 3, 2019 · · Homesteading

Add to Favorites Story and photos by Karin Deneke – How can we protect our productive land and open space from the never-ending encroachment by urban sprawl, especially prime farmland …

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October 30, 2019 · · Partner Perks

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Download Our Free Guides
October 22, 2019 · · Homesteading

Our helpful simple living guides are a great way to learn about the tools and tips you’ll need to be a successful homesteader.

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October 22, 2019 · · Homesteading

Our helpful simple living guides are a great way to learn about the tools and tips you’ll need to be a successful homesteader.

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