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Keeping A Heritage Turkey Flock

“Let’s face it, if you’re drawn to homesteading then you’re interested in growing your own grub. We all need sustenance every day but it’s the holidays and seasonal events we look forward to and remember the most. In America, there’s one day of the year that symbolizes food and the harvest more than any other, […]

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How To Get More Eggs From Your Laying Hens

“Keeping a flock productive is important to many chicken owners. Some folks don’t care how many eggs their hens are because they are kept as pets. However, if you are raising laying hens primarily for the eggs, you want to get the best return on your feed costs. There are a number of things that […]

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6,000 lbs Of Food On 1/10th Acre – Urban Farm

Over 6,000 pounds of food per year, on 1/10 acre located just 15 minutes from downtown Los Angeles. The Dervaes family grows over 400 species of plants, 4,300 pounds of vegetable food, 900 chicken and 1,000 duck eggs, 25 lbs of honey, plus seasonal fruits throughout the year. From 1/10th of an acre, four people […]

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Growing Wheat Grass As Fodder…

Unfortunately… We’ve had to remove this post at the request of the author of the source material we referenced. Even though we simply provided an interesting quote from the authors website, and then linked directly back to it so our visitors could learn more about growing wheat grass as fodder, apparently they did not appreciate the […]

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The Buzz On Beekeeping

“When you think of a healthy garden, what comes to mind? Lush foliage, rich soil, vibrant plants. But without bees, our gardens wouldn’t amount to much at all. Bees play a critical role in pollinating fruits, flowers and vegetables. More than 80 per cent of all flowering plants depend on some kind of creature, including […]

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Tips For Keeping Your Chickens Alive In The Winter

“Do you ever wonder if your chickens are cold in the middle of the winter? I know I do! Here are some tips for keeping chickens in the winter that will help you and your chickens enjoy, or at least tolerate the season. We typically have cold, snowy winters here, and by cold I mean […]

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The Hard Part Of Homesteading

“When hubby told me that he had locked up our steer so we could shoot him the next day, I couldn’t help but feel a twinge of sadness. It’s not that I had an especially close bond the steer. We had only had him since the summer, and he could be rather rude at times. […]

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Do I Have To Have A Rooster?

“If you are new to the idea of keeping chickens, then you may be wondering what purpose a rooster serves – other than waking you up at 5 am by crowing underneath your window in the mornings. *ahem* The question I most often hear from those who are yet to be initiated into the chicken-keeping […]

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Build A Solar Stock Tank

“Typical stock tanks have a large, exposed water surface that loses heat. They also have highly conductive, single-wall sides and bottoms that are in direct contact with cold air or cold ground. If your goal is to design a tank to maximize heat loss, you couldn’t do much better than a typical galvanized or plastic […]

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Small Property Homesteading

“You may feel that there is no way to enjoy the farm life on a small property, but with the rise of the urban homesteading movement, there are more ideas than ever for how to turn your small property into a working farm. I have loved the idea of farming since I was that little […]

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