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Stop with the Chop
October 14, 2020 · · Cattle

The Farmers’ Almanac is predicting “the winter of the great divide” for the 2020-21 season – cold and snowy in the north with drought in the west.

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How to Build Your Own Rabbit Hutch (Diagrams)
October 10, 2020 · · Homesteading

 I recently saw a letter in Countryside and Small Stock Journal from a lady who was seeking plans for a rabbit hutch. After sending her the plans for my design, I realized that some of the other readers out there may find it useful as well.

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3 Dog Sleeping Positions: What They Mean

We all love to watch our dogs sleep — from tiny twitches to full-out sprints, their adorable mannerisms can bring a ton of joy. But have you ever wondered about dog sleeping positions and what your dogs might be signaling by their naptime postures?

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You Can Be a Watering Expert
June 29, 2020 · · Cattle

Each species presents their own unique challenges when it comes to keeping them happy and healthy, but there’s one thing they all have in common — the dependence on fresh, clean water.

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Growing Sweet Basil: Don’t Let Good Basil Go Bad
June 7, 2020 · · Growing

Do you have any experience growing sweet basil? I’ve had a lot of success in growing herbs outdoors, but growing basil has always been our most successful crop.

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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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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

Countryside is proud to announce that members get free shipping in our store! That’s right, every day, anywhere in the U.S., your order ships free to you. All you need to get free shipping is the handy code below. So go ahead, treat yourself to a new book or a helpful DVD.

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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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