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17 Sustainable Ways to Serve Others on Valentine's Day

Home /Homesteading /17 Sustainable Ways to Serve Others on Valentine’s DayIt’s likely that this week you’ve been inundated with all things candy hearts, red roses and short-but-sweet love notes, all for it to come to a head today, the feast of St. Valentine. For some of you, Valentine’s Day is a precious moment in this dreary, cold month—a time to cuddle up next to your dearest and sip on a chocolate-infused latte or shower them with handmade tokens of your affection.
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5 Steps to Winterizing a Backyard Pond

Home /Farm Management /5 Steps to Winterizing a Backyard PondPHOTO: Jessica WalliserIf you have a small landscape pond or water feature on your farm, now is the time to take a few steps to see it safely through the winter. Winterizing a backyard pond isn’t a difficult task, but it is an essential one to ensure your water feature has a long lifespan and that any fish or plants you have in it survive winter’s cold temperatures.
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Animal to Acreage Ratio

Home /Animal Care /Animal to Acreage RatioCourtesy Stock.XCHNGCows need approximately 30 pounds of food per day for a maintenance diet.The amount of pasture needed to sustain livestock depends upon where you live and the amount of forage available. As you can imagine, a pasture in the Midwest is not going to look the same as a pasture in the arid Southwest.
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Pollinators

Home /Gardening /PollinatorsLate-season Butterfly Flowers for Your GardenOctober 2, 2019Late-season butterfly flowers are critical to the health of these important pollinators. The nectar they provide helps the insects survive the winter. Here are some great plants for the job.You Should Also read:We use cookies to help personalize content, tailor and measure ads, and provide a safer experience.
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3 Chickens To Cull From Your Flock And How To Process Them

PHOTO: Rowan Saunders/FlickrFall is the traditional time of year for chicken keepers to cull birds from their home flocks because most folks don’t want to support unproductive chickens through winter. It’s a difficult decision to cull our chickens, but it’s the economical thing to do and they make great freezer additions.
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Harvest Flip Calendar

Photo by Elizabeth Troutman/Bluegrass GoodnessGenerally, shoppers who frequent their local farmers’ market understand the notion of “what you see is what you get.” The vegetables presented on the stand are the ones ready to take home to the kitchen, and your experienced customers will be familiar with the local harvest schedule of fruits and vegetables sold at the market.
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