Category Archives: Homesteading

Essential Fundamentals of Proper Horse Hoof Care

It is not enough to just call a farrier and have him shoe your horse. One of the most basic requirements of responsible ownership is to understand and practice proper horse hoof care. Your horse is not going to ask you to clean and care for his feet and this means that you must be...
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Horse Pasture Rotation

By practicing pasture rotation, you can reduce or eliminate the cost of hay during the growing season. If you put a little thought into how you rotate the pastures, you'll not only save money, you will provide your horse with quality food. After reading this article, you will know when to rotate your horses on...
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10 Most Profitable Specialty Crops To Grow

Growing specialty crops is the perfect way to turn your gardening skills and knowledge into extra income. Unlike commonly grown crops like grain and vegetables, specialty crops are not widely grown and bring higher prices for growers. It's not unusual to find growers earning as much as $60,000 per acre with these unique cash crops....
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The Top 5 Simple Things You Can Do to Be Ready for Anything

We are all busy people. And for some reason we have a tendency to take care of things that are urgent but not important before we spend time on those things which are not urgent yet important. That alone might explain our tendency toward the fast-paced busyness that defines our lives. Because we are so...
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Simple Guide For Water in Emergency Preparation

To survive a disaster you must make provisions. This involves packaging everything on the prepper's inventory list as soon as possible. Among the items you'll need in your survival kit is a proven method of producing clean water, if you will have to vacate from your home in a hurry. For this reason, you learn...
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Herbs to Keep Backyard Chickens Healthy

Nutrition plays a large role in the health of young chicks and laying hens. By setting up ways for your chickens to access a natural diet, whether it is a free-range of your backyard, or a portable coop, they will be healthier. (more…)...
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Bears! Know What to Do If You See One or One Attacks You

If you are out hiking in the mountains then you are a lucky person because mountains are amazing places to be. But, what should you do if you happen to come across a bear? You may see a bear at a safe distance or you may come around a curve in the trail, surprise a...
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What Breed of Chickens Lay Brown Eggs

There are all kinds of myths and misconceptions about what chicken will lay what kind of egg. You may have heard that the color of the chicken plays a role in the color of the egg, this is a common misconception. Below are some of the most common chickens that lay brown chicken eggs as...
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Three More Weeds That Are Good to Eat

"What is a weed? A plant whose virtues have not yet been discovered." ~Ralph Waldo Emerson I love using that which others throw away. I am not sure if it is the frugal in me, or just the desire to help the planet survive mankind. Either way, it is fun learning about all of the food sources...
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Important Techniques When Fishing Bass

Cast the lure out and wait for it to settle on the bottom. Work or reel it very slow. Cast the lure on the edge of the lily pads so it cranks down the drop off on the first part of your retrieve. Different colors work in different lakes during different light conditions. Casting or...
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Cattail Provides Everything for Your Next Picnic

Typha is a popular plant with many names like bulrush, reed mace, punks, corndog grass, raudo, or cattail. Whatever you want to call it, cattail is easy to distinguish and locate and has many uses. You can use it at any time of the year. Read more

The Beekeeping Smoker in Action

A beekeeping smoker, or just called a smoker, is a tool to produce smoke in the attempt to calm down bees. The basic principle is smouldering some fuel, which is the flameless type of combustion of the fuel. (more…)...
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Petal Power

There has been a lot of interest lately in the use of flowers in cooking and many of the more up-market restaurants are adding them to dishes to give a fresh colorful and contemporary style and taste. Flowers have traditionally been used in many types of cooking for centuries: European, Asian, East Indian, and Middle...
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