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What is Solar Water Heating and How Does it Work?
March 13, 2019 · · Self-Reliance

Add to Favorites My Granny Brown didn’t have indoor plumbing until I was around 11 years old. There were no solar water heating systems then. Instead, they put a small …

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How to Make Homemade Firestarters, Candles and Matches

Add to Favorites By Bob Schrader – Imagine it’s been raining and your campsite is drenched. The matches got damp and you need to start a campfire to warm up and …

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How to Build an Energy-Efficient Home

Add to Favorites The challenge of learning how to build an energy-efficient home is not in the engineering and design: it’s in juggling the trade-offs. Every element of a home has ramifications …

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How to Start Living Off The Grid With Young Children

Add to Favorites By Abby Stout – I kept wondering, where are all the articles for us moms who are trying to create a homestead or who want to learn …

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Off-Grid Battery Banks: The Heart of the System

Add to Favorites By Dan Fink – Anyone who owns a vehicle likely already has a love-hate relationship with the starting battery inside. It’s heavy, dirty, expensive, dangerous, and always seems …

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Fire In Your Pasture: Friend or Foe?

Add to Favorites Originally published in the March/April 2017 issue of Sheep! magazine. Subscribe for more great stories!  By John Kirchhoff, Kirchhoff Katahdins Renick, Missouri Fire in your pasture is …

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On-Pasture Ram Trials

Add to Favorites By Tim King Shepherds and University Extension personnel at Virginia Tech are working together to increase parasite resistance and growth in sheep raised in predominantly forage based …

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Many Opportunities for Marketing Lamb
March 13, 2019 · · Sheep

Add to Favorites Originally published in the November / December 2016 issue of sheep! magazine. By Gayle Smith – Unique opportunities are out there for marketing the annual lamb crop, but …

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Cherishing the Natural Beauty of Icelandic Sheep

Add to Favorites By Marguerite Chisick – We discovered that Icelandic sheep were our ticket to a more sustainable way of life! It is not uncommon for people who are living …

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Inborn Worm Resistance In Lambs: How To Breed For It
March 13, 2019 · · Sheep

Add to Favorites Originally published in the July/August 2016 issue of sheep! magazine. By Tim King – “Parasite resistance in Katahdin hair sheep can be improved by selective breeding. That improved …

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Secrets of Raising Katahdin Sheep
March 13, 2019 · · Sheep

Add to Favorites By John Kirchhoff – For many people, mentioning hair sheep evokes either “I wouldn’t have anything else” or a “No way would I have them” response. My wife …

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Make Room in Your Garden With Climbers And Crawlers

Add to Favorites By Glenn G. Dahlem, Ph.D. Farmers with 1,500 acres available and urban backyard gardeners alike often have the same complaint: “If I only had just a little more …

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Potatoes Offer Healthy Sustainability

Add to Favorites By Anita B. Stone, North Carolina It’s been said that each one of us consumes 126 pounds of potatoes each year, including the popular Russet and Idaho …

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A Garden Vegetables List for Weight Loss
March 1, 2019 · · Growing

Add to Favorites This garden vegetables list is packed full of easy to grow vegetables to help you reach and maintain a healthy weight. Did you know you can grow …

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Growing Cabbage: Discovering Oriental Varieties

Add to Favorites By Nancy Pierson Farris – When planning on growing cabbage, you have to ask yourself what kind of cabbage to grow. If you are planning for a cabbage patch that …

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