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Backyard Chickens

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Make Backyard Chickens Part of Your Family (Video)

Author of A Kid’s Guide to Keeping Chickens, Melissa Caughey shares her knowledge about easy and entertaining steps you can take to make your children and chickens comfortable around one another. Like kids, chickens can be clever, curious, sweet, and silly. And kids can benefit from these pets by getting to know them early. Chicks can be handled often; teach your kids to watch ...

| Sep 7, 2016

Equipment

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Small-Scale Haymaking with a Compact Tractor (Video)

Sponsored by Yanmar America If you have a compact tractor for land management, you can make hay on a small scale profitably with just a few attachments. Hank Will, Editor-in-Chief of MOTHER EARTH NEWS, demonstrates how to turn your small machinery into haymaking success! Here at GRIT Magazine, we are passionate about rural American know-how and helping people learn more ...

| Mar 29, 2017

Blacksmithing

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Home Blacksmithing Possibilities (Video)

Hank Will, Editor-in-Chief of GRIT Magazine, answers the reader-submitted question: “What can be done with a home blacksmithing operation?” A better question might be, “What can’t you do with a home blacksmithing operation?” Apart from making tools for yourself, you can make tools for sale. One of the great things about being able to make tools is the ability to make ...

| May 15, 2015

Firewood

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DIY Firewood Videos

There are many benefits to preparing your own firewood: you can be sure to select the best kind of wood for burning, limit creosote buildup through proper seasoning and storage and (with proper form and equipment) enjoy an outdoor workout while you practice self-sufficiency.              Choosing the ...

| May 14, 2015

Land Management

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Small-Scale Haymaking with a Compact Tractor (Video)

Sponsored by Yanmar America If you have a compact tractor for land management, you can make hay on a small scale profitably with just a few attachments. Hank Will, Editor-in-Chief of MOTHER EARTH NEWS, demonstrates how to turn your small machinery into haymaking success! Here at GRIT Magazine, we are passionate about rural American know-how and helping people learn more ...

| Mar 29, 2017

Backyard Bees

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Tips for Getting Started in Beekeeping (Video)

From Brushy Mountain Bee Farm Brushy Mountain Bee Farm has been serving the beekeeping community since 1977. Throughout our years of helping beekeepers succeed, we realize that starting this exciting hobby can be daunting. Brushy Mountain Bee Farm wants to alleviate the stress of not knowing where to begin. This video will explain the first steps to take along with the equipment ...

| May 5, 2021

Food and Preservation

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Easy Candied Pecans Recipe (Video)

Here at GRIT Magazine, we like to make recipes using ingredients originating in our own backyards. These Easy Candied Pecans can be made in 30 minutes or less and make a great gift. Pour some candied pecans into a glass jar and tie a ribbon around it for a simple and festive gift. Ingredients: • 4 cups pecan halves • 1/2 cup sugar • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon • ...

| May 12, 2016

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