Homesteading

Different Types of Fire Extinguishers and Their Uses

Not only is it smart to keep fire extinguishers in your home, but it’s also the law in many states. Many of us do not realize that a single fire extinguisher does not work on every type of fire.

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How to Treat Foot Rot in Cattle, Goats, and Sheep
July 27, 2022 · · Cattle, Homesteading

Thrush and an overgrowth of yeast are often behind a case of foot rot in cattle and other livestock. Foot rot in cattle and all livestock needs to be taken care of as soon as possible.

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Sugar Water Manor: Owning and Operating a B and B Homestead
July 25, 2022 · · Homesteading

The current owners of Sugar Water Manor have refurbished, renovated, and restored the entire property and run a farm bed and breakfast here.

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Solar Dyeing Wool Using Natural Plants
July 17, 2022 · · Homesteading

Solar dyeing wool with natural dyes is a simple procedure that yields beautiful results. The process is fairly safe, so the whole family can enjoy the experiment.

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How to Prevent Injuries on the Homestead
July 5, 2022 · · Homesteading

By training your body correctly in your daily life, not just when you are lifting heavy objects, you can prevent injury on the homestead.

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Backyard Bugs: Identifying Insects for Good
July 5, 2022 · · Homesteading

Add to Favorites Creep, nuisance, vermin, trouble, and costly are synonymous when identifying insects. It’s a shame, too, because without insects, our world would be very different. Yes, we may …

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Rowdy the Buffalo

After driving down the long driveway past two large pastures and a small herd of bison, we arrived. We walked through a large expanse of fresh-cut green grass in front of the house and onto a large and sturdy, welcoming porch.

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Cooking with the Sun

Do you enjoy cooking outdoors? Then stretch those outdoor living skills by cooking with solar energy.

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Incorporating Homesteading and Homeschooling

We homestead and homeschool with our eight children. Incorporating the two lifestyles just comes naturally. I’m a huge proponent of life schooling.

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So, You Want to Raise Farm Kids.

I only really thought about the benefits of rural life and didn’t consider the potential drawbacks. Like most things in life, there are both good and bad things about raising farm kids, just ask my teens!

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Families Learning Together
June 3, 2022 · · Homesteading

Deep in Appalachia lies a verdant paradise of sustainability. The brainchild of Eustace Conway, mountain man and naturalist, Turtle Island Preserve now serves to teach forgotten skills back to the community while protecting a pristine environment that would have otherwise become a development for the wealthy.

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Diagnosing Snakebite Symptoms in Horses and Livestock

Add to Favorites By Heather Smith Thomas – It’s important to know the various snakebite symptoms in case you need to take action in a quick manner. Horses and cattle …

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The Best Fly Protection for Horses

Biting flies can be a tremendous irritation to horses so finding the best fly protection for horses is essential. There are several methods of fly control on your farm and ways to protect horses from flies that come from other areas.

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Go Fish!

Remember catching your first fish? I do. Mine was hooked using a wooden stick baited with a nightcrawler — a backwoods fishing rig if ever there was.

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Raising Heritage Breeds

Heritage livestock breeds are facing extinction worldwide, and some in the United States are in critical danger. Heritage livestock breeders play a critical role in conservation, but raising them is not the best choice for everyone.

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