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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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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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Kitchen Scraps and Coffee Grounds for Plants
February 25, 2019 · · Growing

Add to Favorites Composting isn’t always a fine art. Sometimes, it just means saving coffee grounds for plants and dumping them on the soil. When I started my first garden …

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Unintended Consequences of Lawn Herbicides

Add to Favorites By Aleisha Djuricic, Wisconsin, Zone 5B Lawn herbicides don’t just kill weeds. All broadleaf plants can be damaged. My modest urban homestead is located a short distance from the …

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When to Add Perlite Soil to Container Gardens
February 25, 2019 · · Growing

Add to Favorites What in the world is perlite soil anyway? Is it organic? I do a lot of container gardening, especially with my herb plants. Since I try to …

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Improve Your Soil: Know How To Lay Mulch
February 25, 2019 · · Growing

Add to Favorites Mulch, mulch, and then mulch some more. Knowing how to lay mulch is one of the greatest skills any gardener can have. Using organic mulch is how …

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Homemade Barbecue Pits: A Fun Way to Fertilize Your Soil
February 25, 2019 · · Growing

Add to Favorites An ancient concept, homemade barbecue pits incorporate three things: fire, the ground, and food. Today the same concept can be employed for emergency cooking or tender slow-roasted …

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Bring in the Drones

Add to Favorites Often called “flying robotic snoops” capable of crop surveillance, unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) are known as “Drones.” Experts predict nearly 8,000 drones could be flying over the …

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BOAZ: A Mini Wheat Harvesting Machine

Add to Favorites By Benjamin Hoffman Choosing the right mini wheat harvesting machine for our small-scale operation took research. We settled on the BOAZ mini-combine. Bob Mowdy and I have …

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The Best Welding Types For Homesteading

Add to Favorites There are many welding types available today, but for the beginning welder, there are three kinds you should consider. They all have their place, their good points, …

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The Best Approach to Milking Cows is Consistency

Add to Favorites By John Hibma – What could be more satisfying, more rewarding than owning your own cow? Milking cows yields milk daily for your table. You could make your own …

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How to Make Hog Head Cheese
February 15, 2019 · · Pigs

Add to Favorites Don’t make the mistake of thinking pigs produce only chops, bacon and ham. You can also make hog head cheese. When raising pigs for meat, you’ll get many other products …

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What Herbs Can Rabbits Eat?
February 13, 2019 · · Homesteading

Add to Favorites When you have a pet rabbit, their special diet is an adjustment that many people aren’t prepared for in the beginning. Every morning, in addition to their …

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10 Ways Drinking Lemon Water Benefits You
February 13, 2019 · · Canning & Kitchen

Add to Favorites Each morning I drink a glass of warm lemon water to jump start my day. I learned years ago that drinking lemon water benefits me in so …

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Reap Bay Leaf Benefits in Teas, Oils, Foods
February 13, 2019 · · Self-Reliance

Add to Favorites The first couple of years when I was growing bay leaves I didn’t know much about the many bay leaf benefits. I used the leaves for culinary use …

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