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New Homestead Food Forest Tour

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In this week’s video, I take you on a tour of our food forest. But first, lets take a look at what a food forest is and what it does. Forest Gardening “A forest garden is an edible ecosystem, a consciously designed community of mutually beneficial plants and animals intended for human food production.” Edible …

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Two Easy Ways to Stake Tomatoes

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Tomatoes were my gateway to gardening.  Staking tomatoes however, was a chore.  I hated the cheap tomato cages that never seem to last more than one season but I really didn’t think there was any other way to do it. Why Stake Tomatoes? Staking tomatoes isn’t necessary in all climates, but it is a requirement …

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A Day in the Life of a Chicken Tender

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Ethan walks us through his daily chicken chores. Everything from letting them out in the morning to feeding them at night. What do you do differently for your chickens? Our Favorite Tools Here are some links to the chicken “tools” we use:  Little Giant chicken waterer Feed soaking buckets Perforated spoon  https://youtu.be/IT5ei-hJuEQ Facebook-f Instagram Pinterest …

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Top 7 Herbs for Chicken Health

Herbs are a great way to boost your chickens’ health and wellness.  Herbs can bolster your flock’s immune system, reduce their stress, keep them parasite free, prevent boredom and more. Why Herbs for Chickens? Just as herbs can support and improve the overall health of people, they can help livestock too. Herbs are easy to …

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Improve Food Security: Start Where You Are

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In part 2 of my food security series, I talk about starting where you are. If you missed it, you can start with part 1.  Begin to improve food security for your family today. The System is Broken Our food system is broken. Industrial farms are euthanizing animals because they can’t process them and they …

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