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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Improve Your Soil: Know How To Lay Mulch
May 10, 2022 · · Growing

Add to Favorites Mulch, mulch, and then mulch some more. Knowing how to lay mulch is one of the greatest skills any gardener can have. Using organic mulch is how …

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What is the Best Mulch to Prevent Weeds?
May 9, 2022 · · Growing

Add to Favorites All Photos By Shelley Dedauw The best mulch to prevent weeds depends on where the mulch lies, what else you need it to do…and, of course, cost. …

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Much Ado About Mulch

From flower gardens to homestead veggie gardens, mulching is an integral part of bed cultivation. But are you mulching the right way?

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An Introduction to Angora Rabbits

Angora rabbits can be an adorable and productive addition to a homestead because of their wonderful capacity to produce a fiber that is highly sought-after by hand spinners and mills.

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How to Create a Cattle Pasture for Optimum Flavor and Fat Cover in Grass-fed Beef
May 4, 2022 · · Cattle

With Spencer Smith – Creating the right blend of forages and grasses in a pasture to finish (fatten for slaughter) cattle is not as simple as turning the cattle out to grass. It requires timing the “finishing season” for maximum flavor and health benefits.

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All About Beans

Even in prehistoric times, our ancestors were enjoying the flavor and nutrition of beans. For thousands of years, beans have served us as a source of good nutrition, especially in protein, B vitamins, and fiber.

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Tips for Growing Sweet Corn

When I was a kid, it seemed like everyone in our rural community had tips for growing sweet corn as everyone grew it. I can remember that we planted a field full of it and harvest time was rather busy.

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Growing Cherry Tomatoes in Pots is Perfect for Everyone
May 2, 2022 · · Growing

Add to Favorites No matter your location, if you have access to even moderate sun, growing cherry tomatoes in pots is for you. With the right varieties and soil nutrients, …

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Florida Weave Tomato Trellising System

I don’t know about you, but there’s one thing about growing tomatoes that I don’t care for — caging them.

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