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Growing up as farmers and processing our own p…

Growing up as farmers and processing our own pork – Bellfern Homestead

Eliza

“If it’s worth doing, it’s worth doing poorly first.” -Joel Salatin

Whenever Josh and I tell someone that we live on a farm, the polite followup question is inevitably “what do you raise?” I think most people are hoping we’ll say tomatoes, but “pork and chicken,” is what we say. “Raised on grass, organic feed, happy and frolicking, that sort of thing.” The next question–usually tinged with…

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Perennial No Dig Organic Food Forest Year 2, P…

Perennial No Dig Organic Food Forest Year 2, Pacific Northwest – Permie Flix

Source: Perennial No Dig Organic Food Forest Year 2, Pacific Northwest – Permie Flix

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Google searches reveal where people are most c…

Google searches reveal where people are most concerned about climate change | Kevin’s Walk on the Wild Side

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Carla ArchibaldThe University of Queensland and Nathalie ButtThe University of Queensland

What do you do if you have a question? You probably Google it.

According to Google Trends, in 2017 Australians were keen to know about tennis, Sophie Monk, fidget spinners and Bitcoin. But besides these…

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September Chicken update – Lucky Feather Farm …

September Chicken update – Lucky Feather Farm

Our orpington hen was in bad shape when we got her. If you don’t know over crowding and too many roosters can lead to problems.

September – A new herb garden | No Rhyme or Re…

September – A new herb garden | No Rhyme or Reason Farm

By Jeanne at No Rhyme or Reason Farm

It filled in nicely and gave us lots of fresh herbs this summer. Now I wonder which ones will winter over.
I can never have enough garden space.  And, we had a problem hillside that I just couldn’t  tame.  A new garden seemed like the perfect solution; but nothing is ever easy.  We planned a retaining wall made of landscape ties, some landscape fabric to…

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Big Boy Toys! – The Homesteaders Wife

Big Boy Toys! – The Homesteaders Wife

By Scarlett Homestead  

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A while back we decided we needed some help. Which we still do, in many ways, but I’m talking about the heavy machinery kind of help. Tackling manual labor jobs by hand or with small equipment was not something that was feasible for the long haul.

We needed to clear more brush, move trees, pull stumps, do grading, and on and on. So with the help of some family friends,…

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Farm life heartbreak – American Homestead Co

Farm life heartbreak – American Homestead Co

By Danielle

Today I had to experience first hand death of a farm animal.

What started as an ordinary day quickly went very wrong. One of our Nigerian dwarf goats was suffering from urinary calculi. It was immediate and sudden. He was suffering and in excruciating pain. As the day went on his suffering continued.

My husband works long hours leaving me to make big decisions alone sometimes.

Toda…

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Our First Chickens – Lucky Feather Farm

Our First Chickens – Lucky Feather Farm

I have been wanting chickens for years. I’ve been researching and pinning things about chickens on Pintrest. But we weren’t in a position to actually get chickens. My husband didn’t really seem on board with the idea either. I have no clue what changed his mind but one day he told me he found an ad for silkie chicks on Craigslist and that he wanted them.

Now, keep in mind we live in the city and…

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Bread – Some Thoughts from Cobbett – Preindust…

Bread – Some Thoughts from Cobbett – Preindustrial Craftsmanship

Every woman, high or low, ought to know how to make bread. If she do not, she is unworthy of trust and confidence; and, indeed, a mere burden upon the community.  –William Cobbett

Today this should probably read “Every homemaker” instead of “Every woman” but, as Cobbett composed this treatise in 1821, he assumed that the home and cooking were the domain of the women and the men were to labor…

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New Honey Bee MITE in Florida – InsideTheHive….

New Honey Bee MITE in Florida – InsideTheHive.TV

Source: New Honey Bee MITE in Florida – InsideTheHive.TV

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