Growing Your Own Spuds
May 13, 2021 · · Growing

Potatoes are one of the most versatile root vegetables to grace a garden. There are white potatoes, yellow potatoes, red potatoes, even purple potatoes.

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First Aid Kit Contents Checklist for Homesteaders
May 11, 2021 · · Homesteading

Using a first aid kit contents checklist is an excellent way to build a customized emergency kit, but with so many lists on the internet, which do you follow? This article will focus on preserving a human life.

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Farm Estate Planning

Farm estate planning is essential to the process of passing a  farm on to the next generation as smoothly and successfully as possible. The U.S. Department of Agriculture National Startups Service reports that family-owned farms account for 97% of the 2.1 million farms in the United States.

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Picking the Best Tractor for Small Farms

Buying the best tractor for small farm work requires searching for the right tractor for the job. Tractors can be used for many reasons.

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Weaning Pasture Piglets
May 10, 2021 · · Pigs

The time frame for weaning pasture piglets varies from breed to breed. Not all breeds of pasture pigs mature at the same rate.

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Raising Highland Cattle for Beef

“As cute as they look, that is as good as they taste.” That statement is something I live by.

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Hair Sheep Breeds – The Right Choice for You?
May 10, 2021 · · Sheep

Hair sheep breeds are growing in popularity as consumers look for economical ways to raise homestead meat animals. Hair breeds have many positive traits that make them an ideal animal for small farms, homesteads, and of course, larger commercial farms. If you have space to corral a few sheep, you can fill the freezer with a healthy alternative to beef and chicken.

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How to Make Bath Salts, Soaps, Scrubs, and Balms
May 7, 2021 · · Soapmaking

Making my own spa products, starting with making bath salts, began as a lark. A fun experiment. Then came the Eureka moment.

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How to Make Body Wash
May 7, 2021 · · Soapmaking

Making body wash is an easy and rewarding experience. Learning how to make body wash is a simple and fun activity, well-suited to small group projects or craft time with the kids.

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Is All Soap Antibacterial?
May 7, 2021 · · Soapmaking

We are so often cautioned to wash our hands, with soap, for at least 30 seconds in order to have clean hands and get rid of the bacteria. What happens to the bacteria that were on our hands? Is all soap antibacterial?

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