Growing Cold-Hardy Vegetables
October 12, 2021 · · Growing

Many of us put our gardens to bed once winter arrives. However, by using an abundance of strategies and knowing which cold-hardy crops to plant, we can harvest food, even in snow-driven territories where temperatures may drop to zero degrees F.

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Planting Bulbs in Fall for Early Spring Flowers
October 12, 2021 · · Growing

You will find that planting bulbs in fall will bring great joy come spring. Discovering the first crocus emerging from the barren ground in late winter gives us a clear message that spring is not far behind.

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How to Keep Plants from Freezing in Vegetable Gardens
October 12, 2021 · · Growing

Fall can be death to gardens if you don’t know how to keep plants from freezing. Follow these easy methods to extend your harvest.

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How to Repel Rats, Mice, Skunks, and Other Interlopers

Add to Favorites By Cheryl K. Smith – We’re not the only ones that want to spend our time indoors. Rats, mice, skunks, and other furry interlopers are busy finding their …

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How to Grade a Driveway

Add to Favorites Learning how to grade a driveway on the farm or homestead is not all that difficult, but some basic concepts and tips will make the process easier. …

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How Smart Are Sheep? Researchers Find Surprising Answers
October 12, 2021 · · Sheep

How smart are sheep, actually? Most people consider sheep stupid. Have we misunderstood their custom of following each other? Research has revealed considerable intelligence, social bonds, and survival skills guiding their flocking behavior.

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Removing Porcupine Quills From Cattle

Removing porcupine quills from pets, cattle, and other livestock is an unpleasant task for everyone involved. 

The porcupine is a peaceful, timid rodent whose unique method of self-defense often causes grief to inquisitive animals.

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KuneKunes: The Pigs That Smile Back
October 12, 2021 · · Pigs

Add to Favorites By Jill J Easton – Are you looking for pigs you can live with and enjoy, but that will also provide delectable table fare? Consider KuneKunes. These heritage …

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Minimizing Fire Risk on the Farm

Flammable materials are abundant on every farm and homestead. Barn and coop fires are an unfortunately common issue, but there are a few critical things we can do to avoid a catastrophe.

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Growing Herbs Indoors Successfully
October 7, 2021 · · Growing

Add to Favorites Before the weather turns cold each fall, I harvest as many herbs as I can and set them out to dry so they will be available to use …

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