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What Miniature Cows Mean for Your Homestead

What Miniature Cows Mean for Your Homestead

I recently returned from a month-long trip to Iceland. While there, besides the amazing natural beauty and the wonderfully kind locals, I also noticed something interesting and unique about their livestock. In Iceland, there is only one dairy breed: the Icelandic cow....
7 SHTF Reasons Why Sunflowers Are a Multi-Purpose Prep

7 SHTF Reasons Why Sunflowers Are a Multi-Purpose Prep

Thomas Bulfinch was once quoted as saying, “The sunflower is a favorite emblem of constancy.”  How right he was. This faithful flower is as useful as it is lovely, and should be a must in your personal seed libraries. Sunflower seeds are often overlooked...
10 Cool Season Plants You Can Grow Today!

10 Cool Season Plants You Can Grow Today!

Who’s itching to get back in the garden and start growing some yummy veggies? For those who are in the “I can’t wait” group (I’m definitely in this group), there are a few vegetable varieties that you can grow now and tend to do well in colder conditions. In fact,...
80+ Items You Can Compost

80+ Items You Can Compost

Originally Published at Networx Home composting isn’t just for farmers anymore! The practice is becoming increasingly popular among urban environmentalists who are eager to cut their landfill contributions: from apartment dwellers growing gardens on top of NYC...
10 Brilliant Ways to Keep Chickens Cool in Summer

10 Brilliant Ways to Keep Chickens Cool in Summer

Chickens can withstand a lot of weather extremes, but heat is not one of them. Did you know that a sudden increase in temperature is more dangerous for a chicken’s health than a gradual temperature climb? Chickens can become very stressed with sudden increases...
10 Foods You Should Not Feed Your Chickens

10 Foods You Should Not Feed Your Chickens

I often describe chickens as miniature trash compactors – they will eat almost anything you put in front of them. An emphasis should be placed on “almost anything”. For the most part, we feed our chickens food items they would normally find around...
You Need to Grow A LOT of Sugar Beet to Get a Little Sugar

You Need to Grow A LOT of Sugar Beet to Get a Little Sugar

Back in the day sugar was quite expensive considering the little money we had coming in. Most of our sweetness came from honey, which with the amount of locals who kept bees was not difficult to get hold of. We would often swap something from the garden, or maybe a...
10 Gardening Tips for Growing Market-Worthy Tomatoes

10 Gardening Tips for Growing Market-Worthy Tomatoes

There is nothing like seeing clumps of repining super-sized tomatoes on the vine – That’s the sign of a happy, growing garden. But tomatoes can be problematic and prone to certain issues. Blossom end rot, nutritional deficiencies, blight, and invasive hornworms are...
30 Deadly Plants You Should Never Feed To Your Rabbits

30 Deadly Plants You Should Never Feed To Your Rabbits

In my quest for living self reliantly, I have begun taking steps to surround myself with low cost livestock choices that can serve multiple purposes. Animals that can not only provide me with meat during unstable and volatile times, but can reproduce quickly, as well...
5 Simple Solutions For Composting

5 Simple Solutions For Composting

Composting is by far the best way to condition your soil. Whether you have a small patio garden or a robust vegetable garden in your backyard, your soil needs to be cared for. When I began gardening, my grandfather pulled me aside and passed on some very wise advice....
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