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If I get chickens, do I need a rooster?

If I get chickens, do I need a rooster?

Often people ask me: If I get chickens, do I need a rooster? The short answer is: No, you do not. The longer answer is: Maybe if… 

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Prepping makes sense

Prepping makes sense

We have all heard of them, Preppers. There was even a TV show about them. They think that one day the world as we know it is going to collapse in one way or another and are preparing for this day. They are preparing by buying food and supplies, creating a bug out plan with a bug out bag, in case they need to leave their house, and making sure they have shelter for when that day comes. Sounds crazy, right? Well, maybe not so much.

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My Favorite YouTube Channels

My favorite YouTube channels

YouTube is awesome, I swear it’s the modern day library. You can learn so much for free by watching videos. I decided it was time to share my favorite YouTube channels about homesteading, farming and permaculture!

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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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