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Keeping Bees Using The Top-Bar Beekeeping Method

Beekeeping is a great hobby, whether you keep bees for pollination, honey, profit, medicinal uses or all of the above. But getting started with bees can be expensive if you use conventional hives. A basic setup with bees can cost more than $200, and building conventional hives and frames is time-consuming. But there’s a simpler, […]

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Raising And Butchering Weaner Pigs For Your Family

“For several years we raised weaner pigs here in the Valley. It’s been a great way for us to know what is in the meat we are eating. This year we didn’t raise any pigs as we still had lots in the freezer. Next year, we may be back to raising a couple of weaners. […]

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How To Use A Small Farm For Tax Write Offs

If you own rural property and have a love for farm activities, you can benefit  by turning a hobby farm into a business. For example, you can deduct the expenses from your yearly income tax report and see sizable returns as a result. Most farmers understand that even large farms have trouble showing a profit, so the […]

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Homemade Orange Peel Vinegar Chicken Coop Cleaner

Rather than using chemicals, here’s a simple recipe for making your own home made chicken coop cleaner… “Lately I have been looking for recipes to make my own natural homemade cleaning products. I’m sure you all have seen the orange peel vinegar cleaning spray all over pinterest. In fact, if you google ‘homemade orange peel […]

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Organic Chicken Feed Is Cheep When You Make It Yourself

A benefit of raising your own chickens is having inexpensive organic eggs and meat. The problem is that in many areas it is nearly impossible to get organic chicken feeds and even if you can it is expensive. Of course you can order it online, or have your feed store special order it but it […]

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The Chunnel – A Wire Mesh Chicken Tunnel

Come on little red! Come on! If you’re keeping chickens in your backyard and would like to give them a little more space to run around (and can’t or just don’t want to give them free range every day, whatever the reason might be) then a “Chunnel” might be an interesting option. This backyard chicken keeper has created […]

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