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Why Soil Testing is Important

  To Test Or Not To Test Article by Wayne Batten If your car or boat has set around without being operated since last fall, would you get into either one and set out on a 90-day trip?  I don’t think you would.  Are you planting crops, gardens or other plants in the coming days?  […]

Guide to Companion Planting

Companion planting is based around the idea that certain plants can benefit others when planted next to, or close to one another. Companion planting exists to benefit certain plants by giving them pest control, naturally without the need to use chemicals, and in some cases they can give a higher crop yield . Generally, companion planting is thought […]

Making a Living on a Small Farm

Article by John Ikerd In times past, forty acres, a mule, and a lot of hard work were all that it took to make a living on a farm. But those times are gone. A family could live well on a lot less money in those times, but hard work also was worth a lot […]

Homesteading Tips

Alderman Farms is a small homestead focused on self-sufficiency and thriftiness. Located in Brookhaven, Mississippi their desire is to promote good old-fashioned methods of small farming, using traditional American skills and “know how”. Their values are evident on their website, blog and social media where they share their homesteading tips, and everyday farm life with […]

DIY Wood Pallet Shelf

Learn how to make a DIY wood pallet shelf. It’s super easy, just follow the steps below. 1 wood pallet Chainsaw or Skill Saw Drill Screws Paint or Wood Stain Sand Paper Paint Brush or Rag Hammer Scrap piece of wood (optional) Stencils, Acrylic Paint & Varnish (optional Lay your pallet on a flat surface […]

The Principles of Organic Farming

Article by the Organic Farming Blog Since the 90s, marketing organic produce has been growing so fast. It averages 20 to 25 percent each year, reaching $33 Billion (American) in 2005. The demand to manage farmlands is also increasing in percentage. Now, there is about 30.6 million hectares around the globe which are farmed organically—that’s […]

Not Enough Time? It’s The Easy Excuse

Ever hear (or think) these statements? “I’d really like to get out of my office and talk to our employees, but I just don’t have time.” “It would be great to get together and reconnect, but I don’t know where I’ll find the time.” “We should do more fun things as a couple.  But with […]

Gatorade for Calves

Home Remedy for Calf Scours There are few things worse at calving time than the dreaded “calf scour outbreak”. While prevention is key in managing the health of young calves, there will likely be times when you need to rehydrate a calf. Below is an excellent excerpt from an article which tells you how in an emergency […]

Want To Feel Stress-free Positive Results?

Ahhh yes, multi-tasking – the esteemed strategy of the over-whelmed, over worked, and broke. Yup – it’s true.  I know from personal experience.  Go ahead and react if you want.  But honestly evaluate your results from multi-tasking before you choose to do it – or not. Ever experience this? You’re talking to someone on the […]