For Beginning Homesteaders

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For years we cut and baled our hay by hand, without the help of a tractor or machinery. If you have grass, you can make hay. You can store it loose or use a DIY hay baler to turn it into hay bales. Hay Bales, Baler, Diy, Goats, Tractors, Homesteading, Homestead, Canning, Hay Balers
Baling hay by hand on the homestead
For years we cut and baled our hay by hand, without the help of a tractor or machinery. If you have grass, you can make hay. You can store it loose or use a DIY hay baler to turn it into hay bales.
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Goat fencing - what works and what doesn't
We've tried them all, so you don't have to! Here are the types of fencing that have worked well for us in 20+ years of goat-keeping, and the ones that don't.
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Ten Tips to Prevent a Barn Fire
Ten Tips to Prevent a Barn Fire
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Goat Milking Equipment You Need to Milk a Goat
Goat Milking Equipment You Need to Milk a Goat
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How to plant and grow comfrey
Comfrey is a perennial plant that no garden should be without. See how easy it is to plant and grow comfrey from root cuttings or plant divisions.
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6 easy-to-grow veggies + a fruit for your spring garden.
Plant these easy-to-grow vegetables and fruit for a quick start!
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Homestead record keeping made easy!
Here's my easy method for keeping records of my garden and my homestead. It'll work for you too!
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Why you NEED goats on your homestead
The 5 most important reasons why your homestead needs goats!
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How to care for your chickens in the winter
Chickens are hardy birds, but they might need a little help in the winter. These tips will help you keep your chickens warm and their drinking water thawed.
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Goat birth calculator
Use this handy goat gestation calculator to find your goat's due date.
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Step-by-step tutorial for luxurious handmade soap
Learn how to make handmade soap from scratch with this step-by-step tutorial.
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How to vacuum seal jars
Extend the shelf life of your pasta, rice, spices and other dry foods by vacuum sealing! You'll find many methods to vacuum seal jars in this post.
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What you need to milk a goat
Find out the six basic goat milking supplies and equipment you'll need when you're ready to start milking your goat in this post, and learn why you need them!
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10 things you need for your goats!
Learn what you need to have before you bring home your first goats! You'll also find tips on cleaning, storage and more in this post.
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Baling Hay by Hand
Baling Hay by Hand