Category Archives: Homesteading

Chickens in Cold Weather

8 Things You Can Do to Keep Your Backyard Flock Healthy and Warm

Keeping a small flock of chickens in your backyard means they will need some extra attention to make it through the winter safe, healthy, happy and warm. Where many large-scale farmers don't go to the extra work to pamper their chicks, small flock...
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Keeping Family Pets Safe From Wildlife

Raccoons, opossums, mice, bats, and birds can all be adorable and fun to watch, but some people just don't understand the potential dangers that these forms of wildlife can pose to their family and pets. An encounter with even a small and seemingly harmless wild animal that finds their way onto your property can result...
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Packaging Your Honey

Large beekeepers can not turn a profit if they limit their market to their local community. Beekeepers who have several colonies must be able to sell their product at larger grocery stores and supermarkets if they want to remain financially solvent. (more…)...
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Why Are Barns Painted Red?

Why Are Barns Painted Red, And Why Do They Have Lightning Rods On Their Roofs?

Our image of a truly picturesque barn is that it ought to be red. As early as 1860 red "paint"----a mixture of iron oxide, lime, and linseed oil was used to paint barns out east. Sometimes animal blood was mixed in...
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Bat Removal and Bat Control

Bats are fascinating mammals with incredible appetites and impressive flying skills. Bats are admirable, to say the least, but real estate and homeowners do not want these critters dwelling inside their properties. Bats will find access points into residential and commercial buildings where they feed, breed, and nest their young. They typically settle in dark...
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From Farm to Family: 7 Things to Consider

Animals play a meaningful role in the lives of their owners. In fact, most people consider their furry friends part of the family. And while dogs and cats tend to be the most common companions, nowadays, the beloved family pet can come in many different shapes, sizes and species. Read more

Farming Program Helps Neighbors in Rural America Fight Hunger

Breaking barriers to win the war against hunger in rural America

Although the United States produces much of the world’s food, 48 million people in the country are food insecure, lacking access to enough food to sustain a healthy, active lifestyle. What's even more surprising is that many of the counties with the highest rates of...
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