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Articles by Countryside Contributor

DIY Yellow Jacket Trap

Imagine it’s noontime on the farm and your family is ready to enjoy a great lunch outside. The plates are full and the view is postcard gorgeous. But, oh no! They are back!

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Prevent Sheep Bloat by Managing Your Flock
May 25, 2020 · · Sheep

“What does a bloated sheep look like?” was the question on the phone late Sunday evening. The question brought back some nightmarish images to my mind from the first time I saw sheep bloat:

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5 Best Rural Rice Recipes

Rice is extremely versatile and a rice recipe can go with just about any cuisine. According to Ricepedia, more than half of the world’s population (or 3.5 billion people) derive 20% of their daily calorie intake from rice — and for good reason.

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

How can we protect our productive land and open space from the never-ending encroachment by urban sprawl, especially prime farmland on the fringes of our great cities?

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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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Countryside Tutorials
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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Gardening for Climate Change
October 5, 2019 · · Growing

Add to Favorites By Erika Jensen — Gardening for climate change is necessary in order to enjoy a bountiful garden year after year. I remember the year I found ducks …

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The Lincoln Longwool Sheep
October 1, 2019 · · Sheep

Canadian Kate Michalska is farming the endangered Lincoln Longwool sheep as a conservation project but says their meat is lovely and mild to eat.

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