Fermentation Food Preservation Made Easy

Add to Favorites Do you want to learn simple fermentation food preservation methods that don’t require a lot of fancy equipment, boiling water, or slaving away over a hot stove …

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Adding New Dogs Into an Existing Livestock Guardian Dog Pack
March 20, 2021 · · Sheep

Many operators incorrectly start their LGD experience by purchasing, training, and using just one dog at a time. They usually find out sooner than later, they should have bought two dogs or more to start. To be used successfully as guardians of livestock, LGDs should be run in pairs or more.

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Akaushi Cattle Provide a Delicious, Healthy Meat

Add to Favorites By Heather Smith Thomas – The word Akaushi means red cow in Japanese. Akaushi cattle were introduced to the U.S. in 1994. “This is the only free-grazing beef …

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KuneKune Pigs: A Hardy Homestead Breed

KuneKune pigs are making their way into small scale farming operations across the country. You may ask yourself what makes these pigs so special … the simple answer is everything!

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How to Grow a Three Sisters Garden
March 18, 2021 · · Growing

I learned how to grow a three sisters garden because I believe in taking a practical approach to gardening. And that approach should reward your efforts with a bountiful crop at the end of the season.

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Use Self-Standing Water Tubes to Fool Mother Nature
March 18, 2021 · · Growing

Planning your next garden requires more than looking at pretty pictures in the seed catalogs. If you are an old pro, you are familiar with the relative length of your growing season and what plant varieties to select.

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How to Vermicompost At Home

Even homesteaders on a tiny urban plot make a lot of waste. Our multi-faceted approach to recycling sends most yard waste through our chickens to start the composting process along with both an outdoor, hot composting system and an indoor worm bin.

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Homegrown Herbs: Growing Herbs Outdoors In Pots, Raised Beds and Gardens

Add to Favorites If you want to learn about growing herbs outdoors in pots, in raised beds, or in your vegetable garden, this book is for you! Homegrown Herbs is …

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How to Make Kombucha: The Big Book of Kombucha

Add to Favorites Have you ever wanted to learn how to make kombucha? Kombucha is everywhere lately, and the health benefits of kombucha are being widely documented by dieticians and …

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Homesteading Basics — Backyard Homesteading by David Toht

Add to Favorites Backyard Homesteading I grew up in an urban part of northern New Jersey where homesteading basics weren’t something that most people were concerned about. Aside from the …

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