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Growing Shiitake Mushrooms on a Log

Add to Favorites By Anita B. Stone, North Carolina – If you ever wanted to grow mushrooms on the homestead and make a decent wage, growing shiitake mushrooms is the way …

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Growing Blackberries on Your Homestead
March 1, 2019 · · Growing

Add to Favorites Some of my earliest memories are of picking blackberries growing wild along the dirt roads of home. There aren’t as many wild bushes growing blackberries as there …

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Homestead Security May Include Estate Fencing
February 26, 2019 · · Fences, Sheds & Barns

Add to Favorites Estate fencing is on the rise in the off-grid community. You’re using an off-grid power source: solar, wind, hydro, or your own generator. You’ve removed yourself from …

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Rain Water Harvesting: It’s a Good Idea (Even if You Have Running Water)
February 25, 2019 · · Growing

Add to Favorites By Wayne Robertson – In my grandparents’ day, rain water harvesting was one of the best ways of conserving water. My grandmother collected rainwater in a barrel at the …

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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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What is Soil Erosion?
February 25, 2019 · · Growing

Add to Favorites What is soil erosion? You don’t find many homesteaders talking about it. If you research soil erosion, you’ll find information mostly aimed at commercial agricultural farmers, not …

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How Open Range Ranching Applies to Non-Ranchers
February 19, 2019 · · Cattle

Add to Favorites The laws surrounding open range ranching are opposite what you’d expect closer to civilization. But you need to know the rights and responsibilities of both yourself and …

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The Jersey Cow: Milk Production for the Small Homestead
February 19, 2019 · · Cattle

Add to Favorites By Ken Scharabok – For those who only need one or two milk cows for the family and aren’t interested in large-scale dairy cow farming, one dairy cow breed …

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Beef Cattle Farming for Beginners
February 19, 2019 · · Cattle

Add to Favorites The Livestock Book by W. R. Thompson and John McKinney, 1952, was intended as an introductory/overview of the potential of raising livestock as a career. Its sections …

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How to Make a Homemade Pig Waterer
February 15, 2019 · · Pigs

Add to Favorites By Leo Muller – I would like to share with readers how I was able to make a homemade pig waterer for my feeder pigs without the use …

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Creating a Hygge House
February 11, 2019 · · Homesteading

Add to Favorites Fall has hit my town of Spokane, Washington, and I’m so looking forward to snuggling in for the winter. I tend to be a homebody anyway, but …

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How to Crochet a Scarf
February 11, 2019 · · Homesteading

Add to Favorites When you know how to crochet a scarf you have the foundation of skills needed to create blankets and clothing from yarn. Learning how to crochet a …

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