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Keep the Growing Going with Milk or Milk Replacer for Calves
February 19, 2019 · · Cattle

Add to Favorites Your calves are off to a great start. But, is their nutrition program on par? By ensuring proper care and nutrition for your calves, you can set …

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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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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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Tips on How to Raise a Pig for Meat
February 15, 2019 · · Pigs

Add to Favorites By Todd Quinn – I never thought I would raise my own pig, but as Thomas Jefferson once said, “I am an old man, but a new …

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Raising Pigs for Meat in Your Own Backyard
February 15, 2019 · · Pigs

Add to Favorites By Kay Wolfe – There was a time when every rural household had a pig or two they were “fattening” for the winter. In just one generation, …

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Pig Pointers: Pig Farming for Beginners
February 15, 2019 · · Pigs

Add to Favorites By Samuel E. Ledsworth – These pointers are useful to homesteaders interested in raising pigs for meat, especially those seeking guidance on pig farming for beginners. Buy two or three feeder …

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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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Reap Bay Leaf Benefits in Teas, Oils, Foods
February 13, 2019 · · Self-Reliance

Add to Favorites The first couple of years when I was growing bay leaves I didn’t know much about the many bay leaf benefits. I used the leaves for culinary use …

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Growing Valerian: Taking Root in the Garden
February 13, 2019 · · Growing

Add to Favorites I have been growing valerian (Valeriana officinalis) for years in the medicinal section of my herb garden. Native to Europe and Asia, this calming herb also grows …

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Don’t Be Fooled: Growing Saffron is Easy!
February 13, 2019 · · Growing

Add to Favorites Life is short. Cook with saffron. My motto strengthened when I started growing saffron and stopped buying it. Ancient people plucked the reddish stigmas of Crocus sativus …

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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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Coriander/Cilantro: Herb and Spice All in One
February 13, 2019 · · Growing

Tips for growing, harvesting, and cooking with coriander seeds and cilantro herb.

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How to Make Essential Oils At Home
February 13, 2019 · · Self-Reliance

Add to Favorites Have you ever wondered how to make essential oils from your own plants? With new research into the therapeutic and medicinal benefits of aromatherapy, knowing how to …

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Home Remedies for Gout: Herbal Medicine, Diet, and Lifestyle Tips
February 13, 2019 · · Self-Reliance

Add to Favorites When my husband suffered his first attack of gout, we decided early on that we would look for a good home remedy for gout to treat and …

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Rosemary Benefits: Rosemary Isn’t Just For Remembrance

Add to Favorites By Millie Troth, Colorado Rosemary benefits go way beyond just the traditional “rosemary for remembrance.” Rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis) is a woody, perennial herb with fragrant, evergreen, needle-like …

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