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Cornish Cross or Freedom Ranger? Which Meat Chicken Breeds Should You Raise?

Cornish Cross vs. Freedom Ranger Chicks

Are you wondering which meat chicken breeds you should raise, Cornish Cross or Freedom Ranger? There is an increasing selection of meat chicken breeds available to the consumer these days, not to mention the option of raising larger, traditional, dual-purpose, laying hens. The two most popular choices right now are the white Cornish Cross and […]

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Building A Simple Cedar Raised Bed

Raised Garden Bed

As mentioned in my Small Gardens Can Make a Big Difference post, I completely changed directions with my garden this year. I built my first raised bed not thinking we’d actually get it set up in time for this year’s garden, but we did. Buy a Raised Bed Kit or Build it Yourself? There are […]

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Introducing Polyface Designs

IT’S HERE!! The long-awaited Polyface Designs is finally available! Now you can dig deep into the brain of Joel Salatin and the workings of Polyface Farms. Discover EXACTLY how the structures and systems of “The Lunatic Farmer” are built and put into practice. This is the book you always wished Joel would write! Polyface Designs […]

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Small Gardens Can Make a Big Difference

Sowing Seeds for Small Garden

Think you have to grow a huge garden to be self-sufficient? Think again! It’s amazing what a big difference even a small garden can make in securing food independence and security! By Cheryl Aker, Pasture Deficit Disorder Hello, fellow Homesteaders of America! I’m a new contributor here and I’m excited to share my homesteading journey […]

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IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT: Homesteaders of America Conference 2020

It goes without saying—this year has been a whirlwind of crazy. We’ve been holding our breath since March of this year. With each passing month—with one homesteading conference after another being cancelled—we thought for sure that we’d be in the clear this coming October. Sadly, our optimism has faded. We have watched the world go […]

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Dairy Supplies for the Family Cow

Dairy Supplies & Equipment for Family Cow

So you’re thinking about bringing home a family milk cow? It’s time to hit the books and dive into Family Milk Cow 101! There is a lot you need to know before you fill that first pail with milk including what dairy supplies you need to get started so you have the milking equipment on hand from […]

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