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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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Facts About Lambing With Hair Sheep Breeds
March 13, 2019 · · Sheep

Add to Favorites By Bill Hoag – Through the years I’ve learned that ewes of hair sheep breeds generally are excellent mothers and easy natural lambers. These facts and tips for how …

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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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Does My Family Have Botulism Symptoms?
March 13, 2019 · · Canning & Kitchen

Add to Favorites Though it’s a rare chance you will witness botulism symptoms, recognizing and understanding the toxin’s effects could mean life-saving treatment. A byproduct of the bacteria C. botulinum, …

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Make Your Own Seed Bank
March 1, 2019 · · Growing

Add to Favorites Scrolls, skeletons and seeds. That’s what the discovery of Herod’s Palace in Masada, Israel, revealed. Ancient history, preserved for future generations. Scientists carbon-dated the date palm seeds …

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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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Growing Cucumbers in a Greenhouse

Add to Favorites By Crow Miller – Growing cucumbers, like European cucumbers, can be a bumper crop in greenhouses. They differ from other types of cucumbers in many ways. The …

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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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Unintended Consequences of Lawn Herbicides

Add to Favorites By Aleisha Djuricic, Wisconsin, Zone 5B Lawn herbicides don’t just kill weeds. All broadleaf plants can be damaged. My modest urban homestead is located a short distance from the …

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When to Add Perlite Soil to Container Gardens
February 25, 2019 · · Growing

Add to Favorites What in the world is perlite soil anyway? Is it organic? I do a lot of container gardening, especially with my herb plants. Since I try to …

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Fertilizer Numbers and the Basics of Fertilizing Vegetables
February 25, 2019 · · Growing

Add to Favorites Fertilizer numbers are something that I learned about when I was a biology major in college. Both my chemistry and biology classes taught me the importance of …

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Understanding Your Soil: How to Check Soil pH Level
February 25, 2019 · · Growing

Add to Favorites Knowing how to check soil pH levels in your garden is the first step to having the healthiest soil you can produce. For most of us, especially …

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

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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