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Chickens vs Ducks – Raising Chickens or Ducks on the Homestead?

Thinking of raising chickens or ducks on your homestead? Whenever the need or want arises for fresh eggs and meat, chickens are always the front-runner. They’re common, easy to find, inexpensive, and they do their job extremely well. What if I told you that ducks also fill that niche extremely well, though? I’ve put together …

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105 Chicken Coop Names for Hen-Only-Coops – Chicken Coop Sign Ideas!

I have 10 gorgeous chickens, no roosters. I’ve been searching for the perfect name for the chicken coop for months so I’ve compiled this ultimate list of 105 names for chicken coops!  Paint these on your chicken coop sign or straight on the coop. These names are mainly for rooster-less coops, I might compile another …

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How to Till a Small Garden Without a Tiller – 14 Ways of Tilling That Are Not Tractors

How do you till a small garden without a tiller? Even if you’re on a small plot, chances are you’ll still want to till your soil. Tilling makes it easier to plant seeds and seedlings, you can turn compost and fertilizer into the soil, and till weeds and plants that have finished growing into the …

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How to Save Pumpkin Seeds for Planting Next Year, From Fruit to Vine

Our tiny local shop has been doing a fine job of keeping our community well-stocked during isolation. I’m not just grateful for them, but for fellow community members too. Whilst in the shop yesterday, a local man had dropped off a heap of pumpkins, for the shop to give away for free. No better opportunity …

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Seed Saving, the Secret to Survival of Your Vegetable Garden & Food Security

It’s all well and good to buy seeds, but what do we do when the shops run out of seeds? Seed saving is the answer here. Not only that, saving your own seeds is rewarding. It makes sure that special vegetable varieties remain available. Seeds are essential to life. Without seeds, we don’t have plants …

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Why You Shouldn’t Grow Vegetables in Raised Gardens

There has been a lot of hype lately about growing plants and vegetables in raised gardens. Are they the right thing for you? Here’s why I say you should avoid raised gardens if you can.   I understand there are benefits of raised gardens and for some of you, it’s just the thing. You can …

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