Before Grocery Stores…

“Society will develop a new kind of servitude which covers the surface of society with a network of complicated rules, through which the most original minds and the most energetic characters cannot penetrate. It does not tyrannise but it compresses, enervates, extinguishes, and stupefies a people, till each nation is reduced to nothing better than a flock of timid and industrious animals, of which the government is the shepherd.” ~ Alexis de Tocqueville ~

What Eggs-actly Do You Know About Eggs?

[Repost from my Capper Farmer blog: What really do you know about eggs other than they make a delicious breakfast? Well, Falco's Heritage Farm and Capper's Farmer are here to answer all your egg-related questions! Production of an egg typically takes about 11 ½ days. Typically, enough hormone is released to develop only one …

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Livestock First Aid Kit

Livestock First Aid Kit

1. Colloidal Silver (spray & drops/liquid – an antibiotic) 2. Organic Apple Cider Vinegar with Mother 3. Castile Soap 4. Saline Solution 5. Vet Wrap 6. Neem Oil (natural, safe insecticide for ticks, mosquitoes, mites, fleas, fungus etc., antiviral, antibacterial and antifungal) 7. Calcium Gloconate (egg bound, birthing trouble treatment) 8. Nail Clippers 9. Nitrile …

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Oregano Essential Oil

Oregano is the best herb in my herbal arsenal. It works very well. I use it for my livestock by planting it in our pasture so that the animals can self-medicate and oregano essential oil in their water when fall rain and winter snow falls as an alternative to medicating them with antibiotics and the …

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How BIG a Backyard Do You Need?

Interesting... When Summer turns to Fall and the air is crisp, my mind drifts to the planning stage.  For those at the exciting beginning stage of homesteading, this is for you! Here is a fun graphic to illustrate how much land you need to live off and be self sufficient.

Eat Your Weeds! Purslane [image source: http://weedscanada-ca]

Eat Your Weeds!

Eat Your Weeds! The Best Edible Weeds Easy-growing weeds are surprisingly tasty and packed with nutrients [repost - thanks Mother Earth Living: By Amy Mayfield May/June 2011 With high levels of iron, potassium and beta-carotene, dandelion stimulates digestion and aids the liver. Long used as cleansing tonics, easy-to-find spring weeds are rich in vitamins …

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Joel Salatin: The Promise of Regenerative Farming

by Chris Martenson, Joel Salatin, originally published by Peak Prosperity  | Mar 15, 2016 Front man for the sustainable/regenerative farming movement, Joel Salatin, returns to the podcast this week. Next month on April 23rd, he'll be joining Adam, the folks from Singing Frogs Farm, permaculturalist Toby Hemenway, and Robb Wolf at a speaking event in …

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How a Former Vegetarian Became a Butcher and Ethical Meat Advocate

Before she was a butcher, Meredith Leigh was a vegetarian. She was fascinated by plants and loved vegetables—how they grew, the way they tasted right out of the field, how they changed color and texture as they cooked. [repost: But during a trip to Vietnam in 2004—after Leigh had been a vegetarian for nine …

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Diagnosis: Warning Signs That Your Bird is Sick

[repost from my Cappers Farmer blog: How do I know if my birds are healthy?  Observing your flock will equip you with the necessary insight to determining whether your birds are healthy or if they are ill. What to Watch For:   • Decrease appetite or thirst • Abnormal poop (watery and wormy) • …

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How to Provide FOOD for Your Family

We are launching our Kickstarter Project!  Introducing (drum roll please...) How to Provide FOOD for Your Family Kickstarter Project   Many of you are well aware of my passion for teaching others... How to Provide for Their Family... Well, we are bringing this knowledge on a whole new scale...  We want to create  Season One: …

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