Category: Farming

Keeping the Egg Laying Hens Warm in the Winter

We are not yet out of the woods! The cold is still hanging around and for the northern parts of the United States winter is far from over.

We are not yet out of the woods! The cold is still hanging around and for the northern parts of the United States winter is far from over. The southeast got a taste of spring last week and sometimes that’s …

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Make Chicken Sweaters to Prepare for Winter

Chickens are warriors. They are survivors. It's so heartbreaking when that coop is broken into and your birds are eaten up or just torn apart. It happens. 

Chickens are warriors. They are survivors. It’s so heartbreaking when that coop is broken into and your birds are eaten up or just torn apart. It happens.  Your chickens are your little backyard survivors. They are a constant reminder of …

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How To Build A Chicken Coop

DIY chicken coop

Backyard chicken coops continue to gain in popularity and I don’t see any signs of it slowing down. Chickens are great for the homesteader or dare I say, even the weekend prepper and suburban survivalist, given the advantage of having …

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Heritage vs. Hybrid Chicken Breeds: Which Is Sustainable?

Heritage vs. Hybrid Chicken Breeds Which Is Sustainable

Truth be told, there’s so much to learn about raising chickens. However, distinguishing the pros and cons of heritage and hybrid chicken breeds is a good start. Before you even decide to get a chicken coop and buy chicken supplies, …

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7 Steps to Seeding a New Lawn

7 Steps to Seeding a New Lawn - The optimal time to plant grass seed is spring and fall, the cooler temperatures and rains help the seeds get a good footing and the cooler temperatures help keep crabgrass at bay so your seeds have a better time at rooting. All that being said, you can still plant your grass now. You will just have to make sure you keep the sol moist and watered.

Hand up if you have always wanted a lawn like a picture above? (I’ll take the country house, too :)) I know for sure I have… I always get brown spots and if I try and re-seed my lawn it …

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Natural Chicken First Aid

Natural Chicken First Aid - This is a great article about how to care for your chickens naturally. The whole point of raising birds is to assure you have access to either pure meat or eggs. If you have to fill them with antibiotics to keep them healthy, well, you are doing the same thing as those in the supermarket.

Chickens die. Its just part of the deal. They don’t die of old age. When I first started considering raising chickens I asked about what I would do when a chicken stopped laying eggs. The person I was speaking to …

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How To Build A Drip Irrigation System For Under $100

How To Build A Drip Irrigation System For Under $100 — A drip irrigation system can save you time, money and conserve water. This drip irrigation system can be turned on and left to do its job without you having to stand over it to monitor its progress.

A drip irrigation system can save you time, money and conserve water. This drip irrigation system can be turned on and left to do its job without you having to stand over it to monitor its progress. Using water wisely …

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Leaf Mold and How it Can Help Your Soil

Leaf Mold and How it Can Help Your Soil — Although leaf mold should not replace your regular fertilizers and compost, as these help to provide the nutritional supplements that soil needs to prosper and survive, it is a fantastic addition to the Earth.

Have you ever considered allowing your leaves to break down and become leaf mold? Although it might sound funny, allowing your leaves to mold will ease them into becoming a wonderful rectification for soil. Easily recognized as being dilapidated leaves …

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14 Common Chicken Predators and How to Protect Chickens

14 Common Chicken Predators and How to Protect Chickens - Other than diseases, predators are the biggest problem of every chicken owner. Being able to protect chickens from these predators can be tricky though.

Other than diseases, predators are the biggest problem of every chicken owner. Being able to protect chickens from these predators can be tricky though. If you’re a new chicken owner, you might not notice it yet but there are many …

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Three Quick Ways to Start Urban Homesteading

Right now you are sitting in a normal home and thinking to yourself, "how can I get better?" We always want to get better and most who are reading this are just looking to be a little self sufficient. You realize that your home is just a few steps away from being your own urban homestead. 

Right now you are sitting in a normal home and thinking to yourself, “how can I get better?” We always want to get better and most who are reading this are just looking to be a little self-sufficient. You realize …

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