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11 Fly Deterrent Tips for Effective Pasture Management

Add to Favorites By Ken Scharabok – Flies can bother livestock to the point they become stressed and growth or overall health is affected. Fly deterrent strategies probably follow the 20/80 rule (20 …

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A Complete Guide to How to Compost at Home

Add to Favorites By Frederick C. Michel, Jr., Joe E. Heimlich, & Harry A. J. Hoitink – If you are interested in learning how to compost at home, here is some …

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Adventures in Orange Oil Ant Killer

Add to Favorites By Lisa Jansen Discovering my orange oil ant killer was a triumphant epiphany after a lengthy battle with ants. I’m an old farm girl. As a child, …

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Natural Aphids Control in Your Garden
March 14, 2019 · · Growing

Add to Favorites If you are an avid gardener like I am, likely at some point you will have the need for aphids control. Aphids are a common garden pest …

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How to Get Rid of Bagworms
March 14, 2019 · · Homesteading

Add to Favorites You may be wondering how to get rid of bagworms that you’re finding on trees in your yard. The first step is to make sure what you’re …

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Natural Pest Control for Gardens and Farmsteads

Add to Favorites By John Blum – An “ecosystem” can be very large or very small. The (ecological) system needed to support a colony of bacteria may be a pound of …

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Shoo Flies from Livestock

Add to Favorites By Alexis Griffee As you know, every farm needs to have a pest control program in place, as flies can be far more than just an annoyance. They …

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Healing Herbs For Herding Dogs

Add to Favorites By Judith Toth Bigham, Ohio Although herding is first and foremost an agricultural enterprise it has in recent years “morphed” into a competitive sport that attracts enthusiasts from all walks of …

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Wildlife Habitat On The Homestead

Add to Favorites By Anita B. Stone, Raleigh, North Carolina With an abundance of rural development, only smaller habitats remain for wildlife to thrive. As homesteaders, we can maintain the balance by serving the …

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Earth-Sheltered, Earth-Conscious Homes

Add to Favorites By Mike Oakes, Washington Building earth-conscious homes is becoming more relevant as we live in a world where we have increasing air and water pollution, reduction of …

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The History of Countryside and Small Stock Journal
March 13, 2019 · · Homesteading

Add to Favorites Editor’s Note: This is a piece from Jd Belanger, who created the modern version of Countryside and Small Stock Journal in 1973. Specifically, this is from his column, …

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Homemade Fruit Roll-Ups Taste Great and They’re Healthy, Too!
March 13, 2019 · · Canning & Kitchen

Add to Favorites Tired of having to read labels on fruit roll-ups/fruit leathers at the grocery? Do artificial flavors and colors, high fructose corn syrup, and a high price make …

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How to Raise Edible Crickets

Add to Favorites My first exposure to edible crickets was innocent enough. We took our son to a local natural history museum for their bug festival, and one of their …

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A Quick & Easy Chicken Eggplant Recipe
March 13, 2019 · · Canning & Kitchen

Add to Favorites If you’re anything like me, this time of year you find yourself out in the garden an hour before dinner time trying to put together a healthy …

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Wondering What to Feed Sheep? How about Field Corn!
March 13, 2019 · · Sheep

Add to Favorites By Kimberly Thimmig – If you’re wondering what to feed sheep to save a little money and reduce waste on your homesteading land, then let me tell you …

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