Homesteading

Matching Dyeing Techniques to Fibers
March 13, 2019 . · Homesteading

By Janet Garman – Dyeing wool yarn is one of my favorite pastimes. Experimenting with different plant sources from nature can yield an amazing range of color. Since we raise …

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Winter Bird Feeding Tips
February 25, 2019 . · Homesteading

Winter bird feeding is a fun activity for the whole family to enjoy at a time of year when outdoor chores are at a minimum. It’s a great way to …

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Putting Agritourism Ideas to Work on Family Farms
February 25, 2019 . · Homesteading

Farming is tough. Often, farms stay afloat because one parent works outside the home. But agritourism ideas help both parents pay bills and create the lives they want for their …

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10 Alternative Agritourism Ideas for Your Small Farm
February 25, 2019 . · Homesteading

As a young entrepreneur, I tried many agritourism ideas. When the neighborhood kids were selling lemonade for pennies I created a lucrative program named, “Name a Duck for a Buck.” …

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Small-Scale Agritourism Ideas to Boost Profits

By Barbara Berst Adams – On-farm visitors can help even the smallest farms increase the bottom line. Whether a farm is full-time or part-time, many very small farms are coming up …

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Agritourism: A Money-Making Agriculture Business

By Heidi Kerr-Schlaefer, Colorado Can inviting farm visitors fuel a successful money making agriculture business? It’s called agritourism and yes, it can! The words, “fun on the farm,” were probably not coined …

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The Importance of Conservation Easements
February 25, 2019 . · Homesteading

Story and photos by Karin Deneke – How can we protect our productive land and open space from the never-ending encroachment by urban sprawl, especially prime farmland on the fringes …

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How Much Are Rabbits and What Does it Cost to Raise Them?
February 13, 2019 . · Homesteading

The first question to ask when deciding to get rabbits is “what is my purpose in raising rabbits?” It’s also important to consider how much are rabbits. Do you intend …

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How Rabbit Farming Differs in the Winter
February 13, 2019 . · Homesteading

Whether you’re raising meat rabbits or rabbits for show, rabbit farming changes seasonally. What works in summer may not work in winter. And though rabbits are one of the easiest …

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Rabbit Cages or Colonies: Which is Better?
February 13, 2019 . · Homesteading

If you want to try your hand at raising rabbits for meat, fiber or as pets, you’ll have to decide whether to keep them in rabbit cages or in colonies. …

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What Fruits Can Rabbits Eat?
February 13, 2019 . · Homesteading

A frequent question I’m asked is “What fruits can rabbits eat?” It’s a good question. While there are a variety of fruits your rabbit can safely eat, there are a …

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5 Meat Rabbit Facts to Know Before You Buy
February 13, 2019 . · Homesteading

Raising rabbits for meat is a wonderful way to harvest your own meat in a small area. But there are some rabbit facts you should know before buying your first …

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What Herbs Can Rabbits Eat?
February 13, 2019 . · Homesteading

When you have a pet rabbit, their special diet is an adjustment that many people aren’t prepared for in the beginning. Every morning, in addition to their unlimited supply of …

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A Guide to the Best Feed for Rabbits
February 13, 2019 . · Homesteading

Although there are varying opinions about what comprises the best feed for rabbits, there are a few rules of thumb you should consider if you want to raise healthy, happy …

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Sewing Rabbit Hides
February 13, 2019 . · Homesteading

Leather is notoriously difficult to work with, but stitching rabbit hides isn’t much different from sewing thick cloth. Different rabbit breeds produce different types of fur. Most pelts come from …

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