Homesteading

Learn How to Make Natural Soap

Add to Favorites It’s fun to learn how to make natural soap at home. Author Susan Miller Cavitch takes the mystery out of soap making, sharing her formulas for making …

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Naturally Bug-Free: Natural Pest-Controlling Methods That You Can Make At Home!

Add to Favorites Natural pest-controlling methods are becoming more popular as we learn about the detrimental effects of chemical sprays and poisons on the environment. Do you cringe at the …

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Designing Your Ideal Homesteading Land

Homesteading land is neither a farm nor a rural residence; therefore, it presents design challenges that are different from the others.

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Manna Pro® Extends Its 4-H Partnership

As part of the partnership, Manna Pro will donate $1 to National 4-H Council for every $1 coupon used on select Manna Pro products from Feb. 1 through Aug. 31, with a minimum $50,000 match donation guaranteed in 2021.

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Choosing the Best Farm Dogs for Your Farm
February 8, 2021 · · Homesteading

Size, temperament, and training ability are a few criteria that go into choosing one of the best farm dogs.

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A Free Choice Salt Lick is Vital for Livestock Health
December 27, 2020 · · Homesteading

Add to Favorites Don’t laugh, I’m sure I’m not the only farm kid who’s done this. When I was a girl I remember licking the salt lick block in the …

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Poultry, Goat, Sheep, Swine, and Cow Gestation Calculator

Where can you find an all-in-one lambing calculator that also works to factor a pig’s gestation period and a cow’s pregnancy length? Here!

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Using a 2-Acre Farm Layout to Raise Your Own Meat
December 2, 2020 · · Homesteading

Add to Favorites Although the idea of using a two-acre farm layout to raise your own meat is both bewitching and bewildering, by the end of this article, you’ll have …

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Creating An Evergreen Christmas Wreath
November 5, 2020 · · Homesteading

An old-fashioned Christmas tradition is to hang an evergreen wreath on your door to welcome family and friends.
Wreath making is quick and very inexpensive.

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Is a Livestock Guardian Dog the Right Choice?
November 2, 2020 · · Homesteading

Using a livestock guardian dog dates back more than 2,000 years. Dogs bred for the purpose of protecting livestock from predators and thieves were necessary when nomadic people roamed thousands of acres while raising sheep and cattle.

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Natural Ways to Get Rid of Mice
November 2, 2020 · · Homesteading

For the safest, most natural ways to get rid of mice, start with the most minimum impact and work up from there. I have a friend who insists on using only the level of protection necessary in a situation.

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How Zombie Culture Shaped Homesteading Today
October 31, 2020 · · Homesteading

We can thank apocalyptic fiction and zombie mania for a giant surge in self-reliance and homesteading today. It’s amazing how people grow when they question, “What if?”

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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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An Easy Guide to Tanning Rabbit Hides
October 4, 2020 · · Homesteading

Many homesteaders see the value of raising rabbits for meat. Rabbits reproduce well, grow fast, eat food you can grow yourself, and produce manure for the garden.

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Managing Parasites around the Farm
September 23, 2020 · · Homesteading

Worms and parasites pose a threat to the well-being of our animals. Learn More about how SAFE-GUARD® (fenbendazole) can help you implement a strategic deworming plan to reduce the risk of worms for your horses, cattle and dogs.

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