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How Sheep Adopters Sponsor Farm Animals

Add to Favorites By Caroline Owens For a yearly fee, sheep adopters support animal maintenance and enjoy visits, updates, and woolly rewards. Small sheep operations worldwide are finding “adoption” programs …

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Sheep Gestation and Slumber Parties: It’s Lambing Season At Owens Farm

Add to Favorites By Caroline Owens – Lambing-time preparations on our farm have a unique twist. We do stock up on the traditional sheep gestation support products such as milk replacer, …

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Cider Vinegar to Treat White Muscle Disease
March 13, 2019 · · Sheep

Add to Favorites By Laurie Ball-Gisch – The summer of 2002 was the first time I encountered White Muscle Disease in our flock of purebred Icelandic sheep. It affected two …

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Raising Sheep: Buying and Caring for Your First Flock
March 13, 2019 · · Sheep

Add to Favorites By Marvin R. Gray – So you’ve moved to the country and have been thinking about raising sheep on your five or 10 acres. Perhaps you have only limited …

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Apple Orchard Leads To Organic Business

Add to Favorites By Kevin Geer I started this project when I moved to Northern Baja California where I live on a small 15 acre ranch. My ranch is located …

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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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Homestead Fencing For Your Garden
February 26, 2019 · · Fences, Sheds & Barns

Add to Favorites When it comes to protecting your garden from being consumed by the local wildlife, homestead fencing options are numerous. We’ve always been DIY fence installation people when …

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Choosing Electric Fencing for Horses

Add to Favorites Installing electric fencing for horses is probably one of the smartest decisions we’ve made on our homestead. The heart of owning a horse 101 is fencing. Without it, …

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Understanding Forage Production and Forage Quality

Add to Favorites By John Hibma – Forages are the foundation of all livestock diets. The production and feeding of high-quality forages will help ensure that livestock grows at an optimal …

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Old and New Methods of Agriculture in The San Luis Valley

Add to Favorites By Karin Deneke, Photos by Chuck Reel and Karin Deneke The San Luis Valley’s farming legacy includes old and new methods of agriculture within a historically sustainable …

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Agritourism: A Money-Making Agriculture Business

Add to Favorites By Heidi Kerr-Schlaefer, Colorado Can inviting farm visitors fuel a successful money making agriculture business? It’s called agritourism and yes, it can! The words, “fun on the farm,” were …

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Adventures with Miniature Cattle
February 19, 2019 · · Cattle

Add to Favorites By Betty Foreman Washington – About two years ago, I started reading about miniature cattle. I was impressed by their grass-to-meat ratios and the feed requirements; I was also swayed mightily …

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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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A Guide to Diatomaceous Earth Uses

Add to Favorites By Ken Scharabok – Diatomaceous Earth uses vary, but generally, DE can be safely fed to animals or used as a dust or spray for parasite control. …

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A Guide To Growing Basil
February 13, 2019 · · Growing

Add to Favorites I’m willing to bet that if you start an herb garden, growing basil (Ocimum Basilicum) will be high on your garden herbs list and one of the …

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