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Farm Activities For January - A New Year With Big Plans For 2017

We all survived the election, winter weather, holidays and oh so much more.  But, the great news is that is all behind us.  With inaugurations over, weather beginning to clear, pregnant animals in the barn and the motivation to begin to do the 2017 planting schedule, we begin. 862 more words

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Bee Virus Spread is Human-Made

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Varroa on pupa.

Credit: Professor Stephen Martin, University of Salford

Bee virus spread is humanmade, driven by European honeybee populations

[repost: http://www.sciencedaily-com/releases/2016/02/160204150617-htm%5D

Date:February 4, 2016… 711 more words

Homesteading

Added a new page (step one)

I just added my first new page Here. A copy of the content is below:

The first step is establishing what you want to live on. 899 more words

Self-sufficiency

What 4-H Teaches You

My parents put me in 4-h 10 years ago and I think it was one of the best decisions that they have ever made. 4-h has helped shape me into the individual I am today and I know I wouldn’t be me without it. 504 more words

On the bright side...

Sad day for America, but more locally, we found out what was going on with the chickens!

Oh yeah, I forgot to tell you. Only one egg yesterday! 74 more words

Livestock

Why Sprout or Grow Fodder?

What is Sprouting & Fodder?
Sprouting is the process of taking seeds through the germination process by first soaking the seed in water for about 8-12 hours, then draining water from the seed into trays, the seeds are then rinsed morning and evening for 5 days.  144 more words

Food

Livestock Lesson--What Picking Out a Show Pig Teaches a Kid

Once again, there are pigs in the building…or barn that is. We picked up two gilts from See Farms, and are so excited. I mean just look at that face! 382 more words

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