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Who Needs a Fairy Garden When You Can Have a Bee Kingdom? (with Video)

Raising kids on a farm is an ultimate experiment? Well, just add bees to that experiment and see what happens – a bee kingdom! Ok, ok it’s not as scary as what it sounds. In fact, I’m intrigued with the fascination and bond that raising kids around beehives does to them. My youngest showed an […]

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My Favorite Garden Tips

I have had so many great people teaching me about gardening, I picked up many helpful and fun gardening tips for a healthy & fruitful garden. by Allison Ervin Gardening is one of my all-time favorite summertime activities. I love planting seedlings, watching them grow, taking care of them, and eventually, harvesting the wonderful things they bring […]

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Sustainable Farming: Making a Living on the Homestead with Joel Salatin

If you’ve ever wondered how to make a living from a homestead, there’s a man who can tell you about the sustainable farming methods that can make your dream a reality.  Joel Salatin is that man. His family owns Polyface Farm in Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley. Homesteading is – or should be – something like a closed […]

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Rabbit Coccidiosis: When Things Fall Apart

Rabbit coccidiosis is an extremely contagious infection caused by protozoa parasites that can infect the digestive tract or liver of rabbits. It can be difficult to diagnose and treat. Last week, we had to cull twenty young rabbits after an outbreak was discovered on our homestead.   Both my husband and I were heartbroken. I coped by […]

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