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Small-Scale Agritourism Ideas to Boost Profits

Add to Favorites By Barbara Berst Adams – On-farm visitors can help even the smallest farms increase the bottom line. Whether a farm is full-time or part-time, many very small farms …

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Selective Cutting and Sustainable Forestry Plans
February 25, 2019 · · Growing

Add to Favorites Selective cutting is a term used in the management of forest land. Selective cutting and clear cutting both have a place in the proper management of timber …

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Bring Back Life to Your Soil with Organic Gardening

Add to Favorites By Kay Wolfe Organic food has become widely popular in recent years and in part has fueled the success of local farmer’s markets. Maybe you’ve even thought …

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How to Revive Soil with Organic Gardening

Add to Favorites By Kay Wolfe Knowing how to revive soil and encourage beneficial microbial growth are keys to healthy produce. And it can be done with organic gardening. Organic …

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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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Dirt 101: What is Loam Soil?

Add to Favorites By Miriah Reynolds, Montana What is loam soil and how does it differ from silt and sand? What is the best mix for the best farming? Soil, …

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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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How to Compost Leaves

Add to Favorites By Crow Miller – Do you know how to compost leaves? If you have trees on your property, chances are, you’re missing out on an opportunity to add a …

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The Best Approach to Milking Cows is Consistency

Add to Favorites By John Hibma – What could be more satisfying, more rewarding than owning your own cow? Milking cows yields milk daily for your table. You could make your own …

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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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How to Treat Spider Bites
February 13, 2019 · · Self-Reliance

Add to Favorites I’m going to shock you by saying this I know, but there are actually few people bitten by spiders. However, the spiders which do bite us have …

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5 Tips for Successfully Planting Herbs in Pots
February 13, 2019 · · Growing

Add to Favorites Growing herbs in pots is perfect for anyone with a little available outdoor space and a desire for useful plants. Personally, I love herbs precisely because they …

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How to Treat Arthritis Naturally
February 13, 2019 · · Self-Reliance

Add to Favorites If you or a loved one has ever experienced joint or rheumatoid arthritis pain, then you understand the importance of knowing how to treat arthritis naturally. More …

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Beat Colds and Flu with this Fire Cider Recipe
February 13, 2019 · · Self-Reliance

Add to Favorites My eight-year-old son seems to bring home a new cough or cold from school every other week. Since busy moms and dads don’t often get sick days, …

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Ginger Tea Benefits (and Other Herbal Remedies) for Relieving Gas
February 13, 2019 · · Self-Reliance

Add to Favorites A cup of ginger tea is the perfect end to any meal, and when you know some of the ginger tea benefits (like relieving digestive discomforts), you’ll …

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