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Are Off-Grid Hydropower Systems Viable on the Homestead?
March 13, 2019 · · Homesteading

Add to Favorites When my grandfather was a boy, his family operated the only grist mill in the parish. He had to quit school when he was in the third …

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Old Adages From Our Homestead Heritage
March 13, 2019 · · Homesteading

Add to Favorites Have you ever wondered about the meanings of the old adages from our homestead heritage? Have you ever said, “I wonder where that saying comes from?” I …

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Purslane: Benefits of an Annoying Weed

Add to Favorites By Habeeb Salloum, Canada Rather than saving purslane benefits for the salad bowl, most gardeners weed it out for the compost heap. Yet, people have been eating purslane as …

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DIY: Make Peanut Butter

Add to Favorites Grow Your Own Peanut Butter! By Jim Hunter, Arkansas Peanut butter is one of our favorite foods. We became disenchanted with the commercial brands after seeing other …

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Hyden’s Classic Cheviots

Add to Favorites By Tim King — Dean Hyden, of Chewelah, Washington has been raising Border Cheviot sheep for more than four decades. And after all those years, he continues to …

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Springrock Jacobs Earn Their Keep

Add to Favorites Featured in the July / August 2017 issue of sheep! Subscribe for more great stories. By Tim King — On a recent Sunday in early March, 19-year-old Lucy …

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All About Romney Sheep

Add to Favorites By Suzan Shearin, Tennessee – Originating in the Romney Marshes of England, they were called, appropriately, Romney Marsh sheep. If you watch public television perhaps you’ve seen Romney …

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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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Seeds, Anyone?

Add to Favorites By Anita B. Stone When I had the pleasure to attend “The Value of Seed Banks” seminar held at the JC Raulston Arboretum in Raleigh, North Carolina, …

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Important Factors that Affect Growing Tomatoes from Seed
March 1, 2019 · · Growing

Add to Favorites It’s getting to be that time of year where everyone is forming their spring to-do lists and planning their upcoming vegetable garden. Why not add growing tomatoes …

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Growing Sunflowers from Seed
March 1, 2019 · · Growing

Add to Favorites Whether planting short fluffy varieties or annual forests, growing sunflowers from seed is easy. Unlike food crops tracing back to South America, Europe or Southeast Asia, sunflowers …

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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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Homemade Barbecue Pits: A Fun Way to Fertilize Your Soil
February 25, 2019 · · Growing

Add to Favorites An ancient concept, homemade barbecue pits incorporate three things: fire, the ground, and food. Today the same concept can be employed for emergency cooking or tender slow-roasted …

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Digging Holes 101

Add to Favorites Since the dawn of agrarian culture, we’ve been inventing and reinventing ways to keep domesticated animals contained. Many things in our culture have radically changed such as …

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Which Post Hole Digger Is Best For You?

Add to Favorites Every homesteader has need of a post hole digger at some point, but not all post hole diggers are created equal. There are many ways to dig …

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