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How to Make a Fridge Smoker

By Meg with Modern Roots

We took an old metal 50's fridge and turned it into a large smoker. Now we can smoke our home grown meats for less!

Winter with Chickens: To Heat or Not Heat the Coop

By Melissa Caughey

Heating the chicken coop during the winter is controversial to say the least. Here are 10 ways to help keep your flock comfortable in freezing temperatures without ever turning on a heat lamp.

Not The Mama, But I’m Now The Mama

By Keba M Hitzeman

Sometimes, mamas don’t want to let their young nurse. That’s when I step in to be the bottle mama.

Learn to Turn Natural Fibers into Yarn

By Maggie Howe

Start off learning how to use a drop spindle first, then graduate to a spinning wheel when learning to turn natural fibers into yarn.


Electric Fencing Basics

Rebekah and Andrew Sell

With livestock, adding a slight shock with electric fencing might be the best way to go.

Farm Fence Can’t Stop All Great Escapes

Jerry Schleicher

Whatever the type of livestock you keep, expect some to find fascination with the other side of the fence.

Farm Anatomy: How to Milk a Cow

By Julia Rothman

Learn how to milk a cow with these step-by-step instructions.

50 Fall Hunting Tips

By Lamar Underwood and Nate Matthews

Enjoy your best season yet with hunting tips from this guide to hunting deer, turkeys, dove, pheasant, geese and ducks.

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