Raising roosters for meat

raising roosters for meat

If you find yourself with a surplus of cockerels that you don’t want to keep, don’t lose hope. With proper care, these birds can be transformed into a valuable source of homegrown food.

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How To Control Soil Pests and Insects

how to control soil pests and insects

Organic gardeners have long struggled with soil pests and insects, as there is currently no organic chemical solution available to treat them. Wireworms, cutworms, and leatherjackets are particularly troublesome on newly cultivated land, as they can devour the roots of almost any plant.

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How To Grow And Maintain A Drought-Resistant Garden

how to grow and maintain a drought resistant garden

If you look at a map of North America, you’ll notice that there are many areas with low average rainfall, mostly in the western and southern states (as well as in many other parts of the world).

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A Few Ways To Practice Climate Farming

a few ways to practice climate farming

If you are no stranger to gardening and homesteading, you already know that climate farming is a cutting-edge growing practice that uniquely combines permaculture, proven tenets of regenerative agriculture, and syntropic agroforestry.

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Making Oil From Seeds and Nuts

making oil from seeds and nuts

Plant-based oils, produced from seeds, nuts, and occasionally fruits, have been a staple of the human diet since 6000 BCE. Just like your ancestors, you can implement a small-scale seed and nut oil production at home.

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Tips For Planting Edible Windbreaks

tips for planting edible windbreaks

The North Dakota wind howled from the southeast. The driving snow hit me like a sandblaster as I trudged outside to check on the chickens in their coop. I was at the mercy of Mother Nature’s wrath, barely able to see past the tip of my nose.

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How To Set Up A Mini Homestead

how to set up a mini homestead

The world is a frightening place, perhaps more so today than at any other time in history. We are dealing with issues on multiple fronts, including a global pandemic that is still not over, global warming, and political leaders whose motives and abilities are increasingly being called into question.

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Tips For Raising Roosters

tips for raising roosters

The roosters frequently receive mixed reviews. Some people adore them. Some people despise them. Some people keep them on purpose. Some people cannot have them. Some roosters are vicious. Some people are friendly. Many myths and facts surround these magnificent birds. So, let us investigate.

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How To Maintain Healthy Soil With Crop Rotation

how to maintain healthy soil with crop rotation

One important rule of organic gardening states that you should rotate plant families as much as possible from one season to the next, so that related crops are not planted in the same location more than every three years or so.

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How To Hatch Eggs With A Broody Hen

how to hatch eggs with a broody hen

From correct preparation to caring for a sitting hen, here’s everything you need to know about hatching chicks the traditional way with the help of a broody hen.

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The Basics Of Baking

the basics of baking

Before I began my homesteading journey, I was laid off from my job, as were many other Americans following the 2008 financial crash. It was not my fault, and my company was simply downsizing. That’s when I discovered baking, which helped me a lot in my quest for self-sufficiency.

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A Few Ways To Make Your Land Turkey Friendly

a few ways to make your land turkey friendly

Few things warm a turkey hunter’s heart more than seeing a hen with a brood of newly hatched poults. It is much more satisfying if the sighting occurs on your property.

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The Best Staple Crops To Grow For Food Independence

the best staple crops to grow for food independence

To depend on your garden to feed your family, you must plant staple crops, the foods that are essential to human survival. The ideal staple crops for increasing food self-sufficiency should be easy to harvest and store, provide high yields, and be calorie-dense to give you the food energy from carbohydrates that you require each day.

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