A step-by-step process to raising your own broiler chickens in your backyard. Learn how to butcher your own fresh chickens to ensure that you are eating healthy meat.
Sometimes tasks on a homestead pile up and the stress to accomplish them becomes overwhelming.
Creating excellent roving, yarn, and other wool products starts in the field with the sheep. Handling your fleece properly after you have removed it from the sheep will result in a much better quality of wool, set your fleece apart from the rest, and increase your profits.
While there is still skepticism around the use of essential oils and more research to be conducted, some poultry farmers have integrated essential oils and other natural ingredients into their birds’ diets to promote flock health.
Read letters submitted from readers about a cartoonist, waterfowl, chair care, hops yeast, Japanese beetles, and more!
No root cellar? No problem. This small-scale and simple approach will preserve your harvest through the winter.
Breeding, feeding, and caring for your sheep properly will result in a much better quality of wool, set your fleece apart from the rest, and increase your profits.
By Jo deVries
The clay-based lowland is heavy with nutrients and water, and plants and trees grow incredibly fast. Having the pigs is a huge benefit for me and offers them a great quality of life.
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