Archive for August, 2014

10 Young Adult Books You Need to Read Again Now

Sunday, August 31st, 2014

That may have taken place in the first book in the Little House series, Little House in the Big Woods, but they all run together in my head as one epic story of Wisconsin homesteading. There’s death and sickness and the aforementioned slaughtered pig …

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David Mead Log Cabin shows off restoration – Meadville Tribune

Saturday, August 30th, 2014
David Mead Log Cabin shows off restoration
Meadville Tribune
Calling it a 'duck cap' instead of a 'dunce cap,' Sinjin Stainbrook, 6, of Pittsburgh, played school inside the David Mead Log Cabin during its open house Saturday. Sinjin is the grandson of Bob Stainbrook, one of the builders of the log cabin 26 years

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Community spotlight: PA identifies with oilfield worker patients

Saturday, August 30th, 2014

Oilfield workers usually come to see Lepel for a physical examination. Lepel said reading about his family’s homesteading roots helps him identify “with the opportunity of this area.” Lepel noted many of the oilfield workers are away from their …

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Is It Free-Range or Pasture-Raised? – Mother Earth News

Saturday, August 30th, 2014
Is It Free-Range or Pasture-Raised?
Mother Earth News
One of my routine screening questions when a person approaches the APPPA booth at a trade show or calls the office is, “Are you raising poultry on pasture now?” Many times, I get an affirmative response, but the person substitutes free-range for pasture.

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Is It Free-Range or Pasture-Raised?

Saturday, August 30th, 2014

One of my routine screening questions when a person approaches the APPPA booth at a trade show or calls the office is, “Are you raising poultry on pasture now?” Many times, I get an affirmative response, but the person substitutes free-range for …

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Here are some last-minute Labor Day staycations

Saturday, August 30th, 2014

Do it — take a tour. Whether you’re brand new to your latest duty station or have been homesteading there for years, you can always learn and see something new about the place you call home these days. Indeed, even lifelong locals often are surprised …

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Last-minute Labor Day staycations

Saturday, August 30th, 2014

Do it — take a tour. Whether you’re brand new to your latest duty station or have been homesteading there for years, you can always learn and see something new about the place you call home these days. Indeed, even lifelong locals often are surprised …

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2014 Adirondack Rural Skills and Homesteading Festival

Saturday, August 30th, 2014

CCE Franklin partnering with Paul Smith’s College and “the VIC” forming the Adirondack Center for Working Landscapes announces the 2014 Adirondack Rural Skills and Homesteading Festival will be held Saturday, September 27 at the Paul Smith’s …

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Robber Bees and the Dearth of Summer – Mother Earth News

Friday, August 29th, 2014

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Robber Bees and the Dearth of Summer
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Late summer is the time to be on the lookout for robber bees. Robbing behavior is when foraging bees from one hive enter and rob resources from another, usually weaker, hive. If not prevented, or if not stopped once robbing has begun, the robber bees

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Rude Goats – Mother Earth News

Friday, August 29th, 2014

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Rude Goats
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Bucks like this Nubian can be dangerous if they don't respect people. Photo The other day I went to see some bucks for sale. I have two of Oreo's daughters that I'm keeping, which means I have to find a new buck to breed them to get milk from them

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