6 Pig Farming Equipment Essentials for Your Farm
September 27, 2021 · · Pigs

There are not a lot of must-have pig farming equipment items for homestead hog raising. Besides the infrastructure needed for almost any livestock, other tools are rarely used. Shelter, secure fencing, and a container to hold plenty of fresh water are the bare bones of hog raising.

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The Joy of Raising Highland Cattle
September 27, 2021 · · Cattle

Add to Favorites Story & Photos By Tom Fuller – Cattle have been a part of my life for as long as I can remember, and Highland cattle are by far …

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Prevent Sheep Bloat by Managing Your Flock
September 27, 2021 · · 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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How to Make Natural Deer Repellent
September 23, 2021 · · Growing

Perhaps your garden had some unwelcome attention from foragers last year, and your crops suffered. Maybe you have tender, young trees on the property and worry about deer stripping bark from their trunks in the cold, bare days of early spring, or pushing them over as they rub the velvet from their antlers in the fall.

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Seed Saving 101: How to Get Started
September 23, 2021 · · Growing

Add to Favorites By Nino G. Cocchiarella – For us, one of the primary elements of a more resilient/sustainable lifestyle is growing and raising as much of our own food as …

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Winter Cover Crops And Green Manure Strategies
September 23, 2021 · · Growing

Cover crop strategies refer to cover crops scheduled into a crop rotation plan. Organic farming relies on soil health and cycling of nutrients through the soil using natural processes.

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Battery Maintenance Tips
September 20, 2021 · · Self-Reliance

In this article we discuss the common types of lead acid batteries you have around your farm or homestead, their uses, and battery maintenance tips for optimum life.

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Home Heating Options for the Homestead
September 20, 2021 · · Homesteading

With the weather cooling down, it is time to review our home heating options. You probably already have a heating system in place for your home, but is it actually heating your home to the extent that you need?

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Firewood Management 101
September 20, 2021 · · Self-Reliance

Wood-splitting tools have enabled homesteaders to survive and thrive for centuries. Just like many of today’s tools we use on the homestead, there have been some marked improvements since the days of yore.

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Bedding Pigs on Pasture
September 20, 2021 · · Pigs

It’s that time of year again. The nights are longer, the days shorter, and the temperatures colder. With weather like this, it is time to talk about bedding for your pigs on pasture.

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