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Tips on How to Raise a Pig for Meat
February 15, 2019 · · Pigs

Add to Favorites By Todd Quinn – I never thought I would raise my own pig, but as Thomas Jefferson once said, “I am an old man, but a new …

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Pig Pointers: Pig Farming for Beginners
February 15, 2019 · · Pigs

Add to Favorites By Samuel E. Ledsworth – These pointers are useful to homesteaders interested in raising pigs for meat, especially those seeking guidance on pig farming for beginners. Buy two or three feeder …

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How to Make a Homemade Pig Waterer
February 15, 2019 · · Pigs

Add to Favorites By Leo Muller – I would like to share with readers how I was able to make a homemade pig waterer for my feeder pigs without the use …

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What Fruits Can Rabbits Eat?
February 13, 2019 · · Homesteading

Add to Favorites A frequent question I’m asked is “What fruits can rabbits eat?” It’s a good question. While there are a variety of fruits your rabbit can safely eat, …

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A Guide to the Best Feed for Rabbits
February 13, 2019 · · Homesteading

Add to Favorites Although there are varying opinions about what comprises the best feed for rabbits, there are a few rules of thumb you should consider if you want to …

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Sewing Rabbit Hides
February 13, 2019 · · Homesteading

Add to Favorites Leather is notoriously difficult to work with, but stitching rabbit hides isn’t much different from sewing thick cloth. Different rabbit breeds produce different types of fur. Most …

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What to Feed Meat Rabbits
February 13, 2019 · · Homesteading

Add to Favorites By Charlcie Gill, Zodiac Rabbitry – I read with interest Mary Kilmer’s article “Gleanings from Woodland Rabbitry” (Countryside – Volume 88/2). I have been breeding and raising rabbits for meat …

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Raising Rabbits for Meat (They’re Quieter Than Chickens)

Add to Favorites Last summer I bought a breeding pair of California rabbits from a local farm in order to begin raising rabbits for meat. I intended to raise them …

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10 Ways Drinking Lemon Water Benefits You
February 13, 2019 · · Canning & Kitchen

Add to Favorites Each morning I drink a glass of warm lemon water to jump start my day. I learned years ago that drinking lemon water benefits me in so …

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Reap Bay Leaf Benefits in Teas, Oils, Foods
February 13, 2019 · · Self-Reliance

Add to Favorites The first couple of years when I was growing bay leaves I didn’t know much about the many bay leaf benefits. I used the leaves for culinary use …

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Growing Valerian: Taking Root in the Garden
February 13, 2019 · · Growing

Add to Favorites I have been growing valerian (Valeriana officinalis) for years in the medicinal section of my herb garden. Native to Europe and Asia, this calming herb also grows …

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Don’t Be Fooled: Growing Saffron is Easy!
February 13, 2019 · · Growing

Add to Favorites Life is short. Cook with saffron. My motto strengthened when I started growing saffron and stopped buying it. Ancient people plucked the reddish stigmas of Crocus sativus …

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10 Plants That Repel Bugs Naturally
February 13, 2019 · · Growing

Add to Favorites Originally published in Countryside May / June 2017. Subscribe for the full digital issue!  I have learned a lot through the years about plants that repel bugs naturally. …

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Coriander/Cilantro: Herb and Spice All in One
February 13, 2019 · · Growing

Add to Favorites My first herb garden was planted years ago with familiar Mediterranean herbs including basil, parsley, mint, and thyme. I experimented with different recipes, and with each new …

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7 Home Remedies For Upset Stomach That Work Fast
February 13, 2019 · · Self-Reliance

Add to Favorites We just can’t help ourselves, can we? We overeat during the holidays. So many parties, so many celebrations it’s just hard to say no or enough. Don’t …

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