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Raising Sheep For Profit: How to Sell Raw Fleece
March 13, 2019 · · Sheep

Add to Favorites By Bonnie Sutten – When I first started raising sheep for profit, raw fleece sales were on the bottom of my priority list. I thought that if …

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Raising Sheep: Buying and Caring for Your First Flock
March 13, 2019 · · Sheep

Add to Favorites By Marvin R. Gray – So you’ve moved to the country and have been thinking about raising sheep on your five or 10 acres. Perhaps you have only limited …

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Raising Sheep For Profit: Milking Sheep Offer a Small Farm Alternative
March 13, 2019 · · Sheep

Add to Favorites By J.D. Belanger – Question: Like most homesteaders who weren’t originally interested in raising sheep for profit, I’d love to find a way to earn some money …

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Beyond Kraut & Kimchi
March 13, 2019 · · Canning & Kitchen

Add to Favorites By Gail Damerow Preserving vegetables by adding salt and setting them aside a few days to ferment is part of our family tradition. Before fermentation became all the rage, it was …

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Understanding How Botulism Causes Illness
March 13, 2019 · · Canning & Kitchen

Add to Favorites It’s the Big Evil in canning. Botulism causes paralysis, death, and long-term rehabilitation for survivors. But understanding how botulism forms, and how to prevent it, keeps you …

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Bone Broth Recipe: A Hot Trend in Modern Health
March 13, 2019 · · Canning & Kitchen

Add to Favorites I grew up in a family where “waste not, want not” was a way of life. My mom, Mary, would save leftover bones and scraps of meat …

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Tips for Successful Wild Game Meat Processing

Add to Favorites By Thomas Tabor – Wild game meat processing lets you enjoy one of the great benefits of hunting: harvesting meat yourself. If properly processed, in the field as …

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Growing Luffa

Add to Favorites By Carole West, Texas Did you know Luffa grows on a vine and not in the ocean? It’s true and the most common question we received was, …

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How to Grow Your Own Halloween Pumpkins

Add to Favorites By Lori Fontanes Admit it. You’ve always wanted to grow your own giant pumpkin patch just like the one in the Charlie Brown cartoon. Add a few cornstalks, …

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Preparing For Market

Add to Favorites By Alexis Griffee Many farmers have perfected their trade on the farm, yet have no formal training or experience in how to market themselves or their farms to …

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Gardening: A Vital Step To Self-Sufficiency
March 1, 2019 · · Growing

Add to Favorites By Rhonda Crank, rhonda@thefarmerslamp.com; www.thefarmerslamp.com With the changing economic times we are in, more and more people are planting gardens. Some are planting in old flower beds; …

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Apple Orchard Leads To Organic Business

Add to Favorites By Kevin Geer I started this project when I moved to Northern Baja California where I live on a small 15 acre ranch. My ranch is located …

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Aquaponics

Add to Favorites By Susan Perreault What do you get when you cross 1,000 worms with 12 fish, 80 high school students and one yard of red lava rock? A …

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The Secret To Small-Lot Homesteading?

Add to Favorites By Jeremiah Robinson, Madison, Wisconsin You could say that I’m an odd duck. A homesteader and agriculturally-minded Mennonite, I grow a good portion of the food needs for my family—at …

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Foods You Should (And Can) Produce Yourself And Why
March 1, 2019 · · Growing

Add to Favorites By Gail Damerow New outbreaks of illnesses and even deaths (an estimated 9,000 annually) due to food poisoning are constantly reported in the news. Most of these outbreaks …

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