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How To Grow Berry Bushes

How To Grow Berry Bushes

Producing fruit in your backyard, on your small farm, or on the family homestead is a great idea. There is nothing like fresh fruit in the summer and fall, and when you can pick it and eat it right on your own property, the experience is complete. Fruits that grow on shrubs or bushes are ...

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Improvements In Farm Animal Welfare

Improvements In Farm Animal Welfare

As a homesteader, small farmer, or someone who dreams of becoming one, you understand the importance of animals on the farm and the roles they play in providing companionship, food, and income. No one understands better the value and the ...

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Useful Weeds In The Garden

Useful Weeds In The Garden

Weeding is one of the most tedious chores in the garden, especially if you are pulling them by hand, one at a time. It means spending hours kneeling or crouching, bent over your garden, and it leaves you with stiff, ...

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Dive into Hydroponics

Dive into Hydroponics

When you grow your own food in an attempt to sever ties with big agriculture and the mega grocery stores that sell their wares, you sometimes have to get a little creative. The traditional way to produce food is to ...

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How To Build Your Backyard Orchard

How To Build Your Backyard Orchard

In planning your homestead garden, you may not have considered growing fruit. To the inexperienced, it may seem like a challenging task, but growing fruit trees is not as difficult as you may think. And the return on your efforts ...

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How To Grow Asparagus

How To Grow Asparagus

Growing asparagus in your garden requires great care, lots of attention, patience, and time. It is hardly the easiest vegetable to grow, but if you take the time and effort to do it, you will be rewarded with a springtime ...

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How To Keep, Raise, And Breed Rabbit

How To Keep, Raise, And Breed Rabbit

Rabbits can make up an important part of homesteading. They provide an excellent source of meat and nutrition as well as fur and skin. They are fairly inexpensive to keep, raise, and breed compared with other livestock. And, they breed ...

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How To Attract Butterflies To Your Garden

How To Attract Butterflies To Your Garden

Butterflies are a natural part of most environments. They are attractive, but also useful insects to have around. Butterflies provide an important food source for other animals. Their eggs are eaten by birds, reptiles, and mammals in the area. These ...

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