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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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How to Get Rid of Rats

Add to Favorites By Cynthia Smith (Veterinarian in Washington) – I hate rats. I hate the way they dig dirty holes in my nice clean barns. I hate the squishy way …

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Working Morgans on Working Farms
March 14, 2019 · · Homesteading

Add to Favorites By Helga Loncosky Small-scale farming, sustainable living and homesteading often come with different needs than conventional or large scale farming operations. Economy, ease and hardiness often help …

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Farm Poo Paper: Don’t Pooh Pooh It!
March 14, 2019 · · Self-Reliance

Add to Favorites Why on Earth would you make paper out of farm feces? Turns out there are a lot of reasons. Typically, with normal paper which comes from trees, …

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Poop for Profit? How to Sell Manure

Add to Favorites By Mary O’Malley, Honeysuckle Farm, Silver Spring, Md. Learning how to sell manure can turn an unpleasant byproduct into more than garden gold. When people decide to …

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Property Site Planning Around the Sun

Add to Favorites Story & Photos By Ben Hoffman, Maine Many years ago, I borrowed a book from a landscape architect and remember a paragraph in the preface about how …

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Adding a Metal Roof
March 13, 2019 · · Self-Reliance

Add to Favorites I built my house in the 90’s, and my roof is showing its age. I am finding a lot of asphalt particles in the gutter. And when …

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One Weird Trick For Chopping Wood

Add to Favorites By Daniel Strauss, Lockport, New York Spend anytime on the internet and you will see weird tricks for losing belly fat or saving on car insurance or …

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Water Systems For Off-Grid Living

Add to Favorites By Dan Fink A steady supply of drinkable water is the single most important factor in deciding where to settle down and live. It has shaped humankind’s …

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A Unique Earthship Community

Add to Favorites By Karin Deneke, Colorado How would you like to own a home that harvests water from the sky, harnesses energy from wind and sun, can grow its …

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Is Homesteading Important To Kids?

Add to Favorites By Alexis Griffee, Watchtower Farm There is no denying the fact that we live in a digital age. This can be a blessing or a curse. As parents, this presents …

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Need Another Refrigerator?

Add to Favorites By John Hohman Absorption refrigerators, also  known as gas refrigerators, LP gas fridges or propane gas fridges, are fridges that use LP  gas to keep food cold. These …

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An Unconventional Cider Press

Add to Favorites By Luke Potrzeba This fall was marked by a bumper crop of apples in my parents’ old apple orchard. When I went to visit them one weekend, …

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Solar Water Heating Off the Grid

Add to Favorites By Dan Fink, Colorado Solar electric systems are getting a lot of exposure these days, capturing media and public attention with massive utility-scale photovoltaic arrays covering acres, …

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The Best Way to Split Wood Efficiently
March 13, 2019 · · Self-Reliance

Add to Favorites My husband has designed his own firewood chopping block for the best way to split wood efficiently for us. If you split firewood, then you know the …

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