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Homemade Ricotta

Ricotta is the easiest cheese to make -- hands-down.  You can use all lemon juice or all vinegar.  If you use all lemon juice, it will have a lovely fruity flavor and will yield very soft curds.  If you use all vinegar, you will have a tangy flavor and will yield firmer curds.  I like …

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Dog Food Recipe – Our Dogs Eat Well!!!

Our Dog Food Recipe 2 lbs of Sweet Potato, Winter Squash or Carrots 3 c of Rolled Oats, Rice or Sprouted Barley ½ c Berries 2 tbsp Cinnamon 1 tbsp Kelp Meal 1 tsp Sea Salt 2 lbs of Beef, Venison, Duck, Chicken, Turkey or Fish meat  (feel free to use about 4 oz of …

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7 Invasive Weeds You Can Turn Into Livestock Feed

Written by: Joanna Hoyt Most homesteaders have to deal with some kinds of invasive plants. On our farm in upstate New York, the main culprit is multiflora rose. People planted it as deer feed back in the 1960s and now, it’s everywhere, taking over hayfields and pastures with its sprawling big-thorned fast-growing stems. Multiflora rose …

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The Easier-Than-Chicken, Egg-Laying Bird You Can Raise Indoors

Written by: Ashley Hetrick Keeping backyard chickens is a great way to begin your journey toward self-sufficiency, but the term “backyard chickens” implies that you have a backyard. What if you’re living in a small apartment, hoping perhaps one day to move to land, but wishing you could get experience to try your hand at …

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GMOs and the Farmer

Current State of the Farmer in the USA It is my desire to have you all know that I deeply respect my fellow farmers. You will never hear from me a degrading personal remark for those in the profession.  Farmers have been vilified by our culture for environmental reasons, farm management practices and all sorts …

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Hmmm… What Is In My Dinner?

Worried about the chemicals in your food?  Or how your meat was raised?  Terrified of the Super Bacteria lingering in your salad?  Feel like you have to disinfect every veggie that comes through your door or that you must turn that steak into leather to avoid the inevitable case of food poisoning?  We're going to …

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When Bumblefoot Strikes!

[ Repost from my Cappers Farmer blog: http://www.cappersfarmer.com/blogs/falcos-poultry.aspx ] What is it? Bumblefoot is a staph bacterial infection which has penetrated, typically by a puncture wound or other significant injury, on your bird's foot.  It causes the foot to swell, typically creates a nasty-looking scab and can lead to paralysis or even death. The Cause? …

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Growing Peas

Peas are one of the tastiest vegetables to plant in a garden.  They are easy to grow, sweet when picked at the right time, chocked full of protein, easy to harvest and store.  This is definitely one of my go-to veggies. Sow At the end of January; directly sow seeds in succession (enough for one …

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They Feed Cows, What?

Big ag feeds cows chicken poop!  Yes, that's right, chicken poop. Okay, that's creepy!   Want to produce your own food?    We'll show you how!   Donate to our “How to Provide FOOD for Your Family TV Show Kickstarter Project” now!   Just $5 will help so much!   We are raising funds to …

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