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Please, don’t blame the farmer

Please, don't blame the farmer

Don’t blame the farmer for the ways modern farms are set up. I see all this talk in social media about the horrible farms and the horrible people that run them. But please take a second to think before you blame the farmer. 

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Problems with our compost bin

Problems with our compost bin

We made a compost bin last month from pallets that we had sitting around. Since then I have come to realize some things, it turns out we didn’t think it through too well. I decided to write this post to help you not make the same mistakes we made.

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Composting: Why, How and What

Composting: Why, How and What

I have been really interested in different ways of composting lately, I set up a compost bin and a worm farm! I am really hoping to improve our soil with nutrients created from our own waste. But why create compost instead of buying a bag of fertilizer at the store?

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Home Grown Food Summit 2017

This post is a little different from my usual posts, but I wanted to make this announcement to make sure you don’t miss out on the Home Grown Food Summit 2017!

Registration is open and FREE tickets are now available(*) for Marjory Wildcraft’s 3rd annual:

Home Grown Food Summit 2017

Home grown food summit 2017

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Rcom Max20 Incubator Review

Rcom Max20 Incubator Review

We splurged a little last month and got ourselves a brand spanking new incubator! The first round of eggs have hatched so it’s time for me to assess how it went!

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The Made From Scratch Life: A Book Review

For my birthday in November my sister gave me a gift card from amazon. I love getting gift cards because it means I can buy myself something without any input from anybody else. I knew I was going to buy myself a book, and after days of looking I finally bought The Made From Scratch Life(*).

The Made from Scratch Life

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Signs that your ewe is (close to) giving birth

Signs that your ewe is giving birth

Most of the time you know when you should expect your sheep to give birth. We, however, had a ram with the herd most of last year and weren’t so sure. That’s how we ended up with a little surprise lamb in December. Right now we are expecting our other ewe to lamb pretty soon, so I am keeping a close eye on her for signs that indicate she is starting labor.

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Preserving food: a beginner’s guide

Preserving food: a beginner's guide

Our goal is to eat from our garden through winter. But how do we preserve this food so it will still be edible a year from now? I have looked into different methods for preserving food and when to use each one.

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Making an egg apron from an old bedsheet

Making an egg apron from a bedsheet

I will have you know that I am a total noob when it comes to sewing.  I’ve had a sewing machine for years, but we never got along. Many times I tried and sometimes something decent would come out of my sewing machine, but most of the time it would end up with me saying words I’d rather not repeat in public. I would then pack up my sewing machine and not touch it for another year.

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Buying an animal: things you should consider

Buying an animal: things you should consider before bringing ANY animal home

I love animals, I grew up on a farm and was always surrounded by different animals. One of the first things I did when I moved out of my parents’ house was buy a rabbit to keep me company. We learn a lot from animals. Animals are compassionate and forgiving. They often give unconditional love.

 

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