Category Archives: Down on the Farm

Your Roadside Apple Stand

Whether you have just one apple tree, a few of your favorite apples in the garden or a large, mature orchard, a roadside apple stand can be a great way to market extra produce and supplement your autumn earnings. For the very best profits, however, your apple stand has to be more than just a […]

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Rabbit Manure Compost

Rabbit manure is great for your garden. Here are just a few reasons why...

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No-Till Farming

Conventional tilling, with large machinery turning the earth, was the beginning of modern agriculture, allowing people to grow larger amounts of food. For smaller farms, or farmers who are more conservation-minded, there is another option: no-till farming.

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Starting a Community Farm

More and more traditional farms are being sold off, as the farmer’s children decide to make something other than farming their career and there are no descendents interested in maintaining the farm. On the other hand, however, there are many people who have the vision to run a sustainable, organic farm, but are unsure if […]

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Raising Rabbits for Food

Rabbits are fairly easy and inexpensive to raise, and really do breed as quickly as the rumors say, making them a good choice to raise for meat. Starting with just one male and two female rabbits you can easily raise 40-50 rabbits a year. With about three pounds of meat per rabbit, you should have […]

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Buying Spring Chicks

Whether you are thinking of keeping a few backyard hens or adding a flock to your small farm, you will find a number of sources for day old and baby chicks in the spring. But where should you buy your chicks for the best stock, best prices and best selection of both laying and broiling […]

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