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Finding Your New Farm Home

When my partner and I began our search for property, we were looking for an escape from suburbia. We weren’t sure what we were looking for, but we knew our days of competitive lawn care and comparing corporate jobs were numbered. Over the next year and a half, there were some promising leads ...

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The Day the Geese Vanished

Although it’s quiet and peaceful here at Eagle Hill, there’s never a dull moment. Here’s a recent example of one of those never-dull moments. My two dogs, Ted and Braxton, are free-range dogs. They have the run of the place and every morning at first light, they leave their cozy beds ...

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Raising a Flock of Geese: From Gosling to Goose

Geese make a delightful addition to any farm operation. They offer entertainment, guardianship, meat, eggs and more. If you’ve decided a flock is in your future, be sure you are ready for your first goslings. Food and water When goslings first arrive, either from a hatchery or local farm, ...

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The Geese are Going South

In the fall, folks who lived in Countryville love to catch sight of the wing-flapping geese as they made their annual caravan through their neck of the woods. We knew that those high-flying birds came from somewhere up North, heading to their winter destination, somewhere down South. We just ...

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Guide to Raising Chickens, Ducks and Geese

From building a yurt to maintaining a thriving winter garden, The Ultimate Guide to Homesteading (Skyhorse Publishing, 2011) by Nicole Faires is all you need to live off the land. With diagrams, charts, photographs, original illustrations and comprehensive, detailed instructions that anyone can ...

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Heritage Breeds: Keeping Ducks and Geese

For many folks, ducks and geese are merely ornamental entertainment. We see them on ponds and lakes, and we enjoy their beauty and grace from a distance; however, we often forget their role in our agricultural past. Throughout our history, ducks and geese have been staples on farms across North ...

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