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An Introduction to Rabbit Farming

Rabbit farming is becoming popular all over the world as rabbit is being recognized as a new source of low cost protein, with minimal set up and minimal maintenance costs.

Raising Chickens in Winter, Spring, Summer & Fall

Although chickens seem like fragile creatures, they possess certain characteristics that allow them to survive through many different weather climates.

Native American Cooking: Pemmican

Recipe for Pemmican, a hardy Native American survival food. This protein and fat based food is good for hunters, camping, backpacking or emergency food.

On My Walk: Echinachea (Purple Coneflower)

Discovering the herb Echinachea on my walk. Learn all about the health benefits of this beautiful flower native to North America.

Chickens in Your Backyard for Fun or Profit

A small flock of chickens can become a great living compost pile. And with new understandings of the superiority of grass-fed organic animal products, including higher Omega-3 fatty acids coming from the eggs of such animals, free range chickens are showing up again on organic small farms, backyard mini-farms, and even urban lots.

Favorite Rare Breed Chickens

Humans have bred chicken breeds for thousands of years from wild jungle fowl. There are an estimated 350 combinations of physical features for chickens.

Summer Riches: Coal Oil Lamps, Cool Well Water, and Blackberries with Cow’s Cream

Summer Riches brings back many rural memories when life was simpler and yet exciting and rich for children living on the farm in the summertime.

From My Walk: Red Clover

From my walk today, I discovered this little gem the red clover (Trifolium pratense) also known as purple clover or trefoil.

Farming in The 13 Colonies

Farming in the 13 colonies was not considered a job. It was a way to provide for the family.

Honey Color and Flavor

Honey color ranges from nearly colorless to dark brown, and its flavor varies from delectably mild to distinctively bold, depending on where the honey bees buzzed.

Know Your Softwoods

Easy guide to the properties of various softwoods used for furniture and other interior decor work, including strength, color, texture and uses. Now you can be sure you are using the right wood for the right job.

Start a Home Business from Your Kitchen, Garden, Hobby or Craft

Could your garden, hobby, cooking talent, handcraft, or a secret family recipe be the answer to your desire to work from home, pay off a credit card debt, supplement the family income, save for a big vacation, or even earn income for extra alternative healing?
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