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Farming Fresh Fish & Vegetables With Backyard Aquaponics…

Aquaponics combines two growing methods, aquaculture and hydroponics, to create a self-contained, well-balanced ecosystem. Fish are fed and raised in a tank and as gravity pulls the wastewater through a hydroponic garden, bacteria feed on the waste, breaking it down into essential nutrients for the plants to grow. The system then returns the cleaned water […]

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Creating New No Till Garden Beds Using Chickens…

If you think keeping a few chickens around in your backyard (or on the homestead) are only useful for providing you with fresh eggs, then think again. They can also be put to work in the garden so you don’t have to work as hard and so they help earn their keep too! And don’t […]

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Designing & Refining A Chicken Composting System…

The short series of videos below shows one mans mission to design a unique chicken composting system. With this operation they keep 60 hens, which they’re able to keep healthy and happy and they spend almost no money to raise them. Not only do they get fresh eggs every day, they also get a ton […]

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Are Backyard Chickens Really Worth It?

About six months ago we decided that we were ready to buy some chickens and dive into animal husbandry in our backyard. While my wife and I had discussed this idea in the past we had always dismissed it since we live in a small suburban community. Although we are not in a big city […]

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Goats Eat Weeds – Using Goats For Vegetation Management…

Many cattle producers spend a large amount of money each year to control undesired plants (weeds and brush). Producers incur the primary cost by purchasing herbicides and hiring equipment and operators to clear brush and reclaim lands that have become unable to support cattle at an acceptable production level. In order for today’s producers to […]

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Becoming A Backyard Beekeeper…

You add a dollop of honey to your tea, spread it on toast, and drizzle it on ice cream. What if you could have an unlimited supply of this golden elixir? Instead of buying honey at the store, consider starting a beehive and keeping a honey-producing colony in your backyard. Beekeeping is becoming more popular. […]

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