Starting a Petting Zoo Business

Why not make use of the resources you already have on hand — farm animals, land, and a love of sharing them with others — and try starting a petting zoo business?

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Your Guide to Farm Pond Design

You can create an effective farm pond design, whether you live on a few acres or 500. The water from a small stream is sufficient.

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Natural Pest Control for Gardens and Farmsteads

Add to Favorites By John Blum – An “ecosystem” can be very large or very small. The (ecological) system needed to support a colony of bacteria may be a pound of …

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10 Homesteading Blogs That Inspire and Educate
March 13, 2019 · · Homesteading

Add to Favorites Are you on the hunt for helpful homesteading blogs? You’re in luck. The Countryside Network features some of the most influential homesteading bloggers today. You’ll hear from these knowledgeable bloggers (and …

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Pavlova Dessert: Easy and Elegant

Add to Favorites Pavlova. Does the name intrigue you? Well, you’re not alone. I first encountered a recipe for Pavlova years ago in cooking school. I was intrigued and impressed …

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Cooking Duck Breasts

Add to Favorites Photos & Story By Janice Cole, Minnesota If you’re looking for something special to serve this holiday season, think duck. That is, duck breasts. Yes, you can …

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Victorian Farmstead

Add to Favorites By Alan Harman When Adam and Laura Parks were launching their northern California-based meat business in 2010, Twister Hill Ranch owner Bruce McGlochlin sold them their first …

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RamGo for Your Flock of Sheep

Add to Favorites By Geoffrey Clifford Photos Courtesy of Tecnogen, Mexico City, Mexico RamGo is a revolutionary, new concept in the delivery of frozen semen through the sheep cervix. Sheep …

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Fill Your Pantry With Help From Mother Nature

Add to Favorites By Gail Reynolds — Worried about how you’ll be able to supply the household food needs this winter without breaking the bank? You can fill your winter pantry …

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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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The Magic Greenhouse: How to Make a Cheap Greenhouse
February 25, 2019 · · Growing

Add to Favorites For as long as I can remember, my husband has wanted a greenhouse. But we weren’t sure how to make a cheap greenhouse — all of the greenhouse …

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Sewing Rabbit Hides
February 13, 2019 · · Homesteading, Rabbits

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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Creative Lavender Uses in the Kitchen
February 13, 2019 · · Self-Reliance

Add to Favorites When we moved into our home two years ago, I planted lavender all across the front of the house because I find it so calming to smell …

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What Needle Felting Supplies Do You Use for Sculpting?
February 11, 2019 · · Homesteading

Add to Favorites Get ready to grab some needle felting supplies. Needle felting is a way to make soft sculptured dolls and animals. The steps are easy. There are many different ways …

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