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Off The Grid Garden Tools For Spring

Off The Grid Garden Tools For Spring

Seeding and cultivating are actually very simple processes. The reason for all the machinery is that in spite of being simple, it can be rather back-breaking and time-consuming work. In order to solve the problem of aching muscles and hours ...

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The Ultimate Homestead Bird

The Ultimate Homestead Bird

The Muscovy duck is a bit of an oddball. They have an unusual appearance due to lumpy, heavy mottling around the eyes and beak. The male Muscovy can raise the mottled crest to attract females or warn other males and ...

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Preparing Your Puppy for Perfect Herding

Preparing Your Puppy for Perfect Herding

When you choose to go off the grid, you will find out very quickly that you cannot go at it alone. Most people who decide to pursue this lifestyle realize immediately that they will need the help of animals. Chickens ...

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Your Number One Survival Need

Your Number One Survival Need

There are few things in survival that are more important than water.  The body can survive without food for a few days, but it cannot go for more than a few hours without hydration.  The availability of water can make ...

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What to Expect When Your Livestock are Expecting

What to Expect When Your Livestock are Expecting

Raising animals is an important aspect being self-sufficient. In order to cease reliance on outside sources of food, you need to have domestic animals. People have survived for thousands of years by taking advantage of animals, both wild and domesticated. ...

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Protect Your Perimeter with Llamas

Protect Your Perimeter with Llamas

Living off the grid typically includes taking advantage of the benefits of animals. Maybe you have goats for milk and grass maintenance, sheep for wool and meat, or chickens for eggs. Whatever kind of animals you keep, they are probably ...

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A Primer on Growing Your Own Dyes

A Primer on Growing Your Own Dyes

Dying your own fabrics and yarns can be fun, but to do it on your own, you’ll need a dyer’s garden. Choose an area specifically for this special garden where the plants will have the sunlight needed. When planting your ...

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