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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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SCOBY Uses: More Than Just a Healthy Brew

Add to Favorites Did you know that there are dozens of SCOBY uses that don’t involve brewing a batch of kombucha? Once I learned how to make kombucha at home, …

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Fencing For Creatures Great And Small

Add to Favorites By Jeffery Goss, Jr., C.H., Missouri “Take us the foxes, the little foxes, that spoil the vines, for our vines have tender grapes.” — Song of Solomon …

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Deer Fencing Tips to Protect Wildlife and Gardens
February 26, 2019 · · Fences, Sheds & Barns

Add to Favorites If you homestead near wildlife, you may have only two options: good deer fencing or no garden. “What’s wrong with sharing your bounty?” I often hear newbie …

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Homestead Security May Include Estate Fencing
February 26, 2019 · · Fences, Sheds & Barns

Add to Favorites Estate fencing is on the rise in the off-grid community. You’re using an off-grid power source: solar, wind, hydro, or your own generator. You’ve removed yourself from …

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5 Reasons to Start Garden Composting in Planter Boxes
February 25, 2019 · · Growing

Add to Favorites Fall means yard cleanup. Organic debris becomes garden compost. But small spaces might not have room for composters or piles. Garden composting directly within planter boxes solves …

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What Happens at the Tractor and Machinery Show
February 19, 2019 · · Tractors & Farm Equipment

Add to Favorites Attending a local tractor and machinery show is a wonderful way to reconnect with the agricultural history of our country.  What can you expect to find?  Tractor …

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Free Range Pig Farming on the Homestead
February 15, 2019 · · Pigs

Add to Favorites By Al Doyle – With free-range pig farming, you’ll be raising your own high-quality meat. Like other home-raised food products, meat from a homestead hog is far superior …

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5 Tips for How to Breed Rabbits

Add to Favorites By Kelly Dietsch – My love of rabbits began at a young age. I can remember my first rabbit, a gray buck I named Wiggles. A few …

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How the Bot Fly Causes Warbles in Rabbits
February 13, 2019 · · Homesteading, Rabbits

Add to Favorites Bot fly symptoms in rabbits show up after the Cuterebra fly deposits an egg on the skin of the rabbit. It is one of the rabbit facts …

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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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Natural and Effective Home Remedies For Head Lice
February 13, 2019 · · Self-Reliance

Add to Favorites Anyone with school-age children knows the value of having a few home remedies for head lice. There’s nothing quite like the feeling of getting that note from …

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How I Learned to Care for the Lavender Plant

The lavender plant is a very hardy perennial and once established, it will live without much care for five to 10 years.

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A Guide to Diatomaceous Earth Uses

Add to Favorites By Ken Scharabok – Diatomaceous Earth uses vary, but generally, DE can be safely fed to animals or used as a dust or spray for parasite control. …

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DIY Baking Soda Toothpaste Recipe
February 13, 2019 · · Self-Reliance

Add to Favorites Several years ago we removed toxins, chemicals, GMOs and processed foods from our home. Finding replacements for health and beauty products, like a homemade baking soda toothpaste …

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