6/27/2014
Sowing tiny seeds for fall crops is easy with discarded plastic seedling trays and strips of fabric for lifting soil cubes.
6/26/2014
The greenhouse takes shape with the help of family.
6/26/2014
Keeping bees with neighbors in the city or the burbs.
6/25/2014
Immigrating to Canada can be a daunting process, but the Canadian government provides resources to help.
6/25/2014
The flavor and shelf life of the milk you sell directly to consumers are directly impacted by how the milk is produced and handled on your farm. Here are my best practices for handling and producing the highest-quality, most delicious milk on the farm.
6/24/2014
What does a lone homesteader in the wilderness, miles off the grid, do when a rambunctious black bear challenges him for the right to a territory?
6/24/2014
Temporary brooder setup for CSP, chicks in Gossamer Foundation's office (in February).
6/20/2014
Kristen learns more about poultry and rabbit shelters, and salting hay at Polyface Farm.
6/19/2014
Richmond, Virginia, legalized chickens in 2013. Since then, cities and towns have joined in legalizing family flock. The organizers of the Richmond Home and Garden Show (one of the largest on the East Coast) wanted to feature chickens and offered us free booth space.
6/18/2014
Propolis is becoming a very popular “bee product” in the natural health arena. The fact that it is produced in nature does not make a product sustainable. We must always be aware of the toll that the harvest of that product makes on the organism that creates it.
6/17/2014
The dream, the drive and now the doing.
6/17/2014
Experienced LGD owners can easily come up with a list of myths, misconceptions, and misinformation about their dogs. A quick glance at various LGD forums, email lists, or Facebook pages will reveal that these misconceptions are not only widespread but they are also responsible for the majority of problems new LGD owners find themselves in.
6/17/2014
How having a rhythm and routine assists in accomplishing difficult tasks.
6/16/2014
If you have dairy goats and plan on getting milk, inevitably you have to deal with difficult kiddings. Most of the time, you walk in the barn and there’s mom and her kids staring at you, all dripping from birth slime. To be honest, that’s how I like it. All I have to do is dry the kids, tie off the umbilical cord, and dip it in iodine. Not yesterday.
6/16/2014
When HOMEGROWN Life blogger and Pennsylvania mama Michelle Wire discovered a hidden treasure on her property, she found a new appreciation for her home along with it.
6/12/2014
Building a greenhouse out of an old carport destined for the dump.
6/12/2014
Ilene White Freedman contemplates sharing goat milk with the nursing kid.
6/11/2014
Learn how to use a well bucket in a drilled well to get water without electricity.
6/10/2014
Lessons learned from my first week as a summer intern at Polyface Farm.
6/6/2014
Learn how to make a scarecrow from scrap materials that moves and makes noise to keep deer, squirrels, rabbits and crows out of the garden.
6/6/2014
Here I describe the honey harvest and how it varies from year to year.
6/5/2014
The old goat barn must go! Follow the progress as we choose how to best replace an aging (and dangerous) structure for livestock housing. Pole barns are an economical alternative to traditional framed barns, are long lasting and multipurpose. You can even live in one!
6/5/2014
Choices are available when it comes to feeding a new package of honeybees. Three of the options are discussed in this post. Choose the one that is right for you.
6/5/2014
Jennifer Ford of Bees of the Woods Apiary will discuss honeybee swarms, and how to try to prevent your bees from swarming.
6/2/2014
Do you know where your Goat is NOW? A quick overview over fencing materials, fencing type, fencing do's and don'ts.






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