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    5 Tips to Prepare for Baby Chicks

    Bringing baby chicks onto the homestead is always exciting whether you are a chicken newbie or a seasoned chicken keeper. Don’t let the excitement get you too far ahead of yourself, though. Before you bring your first (or next) batch of birds home, be sure to take a few steps to prepare for baby chicks […]

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    Long-Term Power Outage: Be Prepared for the Worst

    It’s the emergency situation no one wants to think about: A long-term power outage lasting two or more weeks. The thought of losing lights, refrigeration, heat, washing machines, and hot water understandably leaves some people paralyzed with fear. If you’ve never lived without these resources, then their long-term absence is not just inconvenient, it’s potentially […]

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    Winter Garden Planning: The Secret to Success

    “The most efficient and effective way to guarantee summer success is through planning your garden during the winter.” We are heading into the coldest, bleakest months of the year, but this season has one highlight… something like the gardener’s version of the swallows returning to Capistrano: The arrival of seed catalogs in the mail. The […]

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    Homestead Disaster Essentials: Is Your Homestead Ready?

    Disasters come in many different forms- hurricanes, tornadoes, floods, snow storms, fires, earthquakes, etc. It is important to have homestead disaster essentials ready to go in the event that you and your family experience any one of these.  Homestead Disaster Preparation and Disaster Essentials Disaster preparedness isn’t just for “preppers”. This is something that every […]

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    How to Control the Cost of Raising Chickens

    Whether the goal is eggs or meat, folks starting out their country journey seem to go straight for chickens.  Managed well, chickens can fit right into the farm ecosystem, providing nutrient cleanup, pest control, and light tillage almost anywhere those services are needed – along with some eggs and drumsticks. But when these benefits are […]

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    How to Grow Tomatoes from Seed

    Learn how to grow tomatoes from seed and get our top tips for large, strong, healthy plants that will bear abundantly all summer long!  Tomatoes are one of a homesteader’s favorite plants to grow in the garden! It’s no wonder when one plant is so prolific, heavily bearing one of the quintessential flavors of summer. […]

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    Backyard Compost: From Start to Finish

    You may already know that backyard compost is the most valuable addition to any garden. You may also know that compost changes soil structure in the very best ways, converting your average garden soil into one that’s friable and fertile. Finished compost adds nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium, making soil nutritionally rich. It acts as a […]

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