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Goat Milk: Sinfully Awesome!

Goat Milk: Sinfully Awesome!

One of the most popular uses for goats is milk. Goat milk is nutritious, delicious, and easy to digest. You can use it to make other foods like butter and cheese, or just drink it straight. Getting milk from your goats isn’t complicated, but it does require consistency. In order to keep your goats producing milk they must be milked at the same time every day – no breaks allowed. Before you can sta... »

Growing Fantastic Bell Peppers

Growing Fantastic Bell Peppers

Red, green, yellow and purple are all popular colors of bell peppers. This universal vegetable is native to North America and is not only used for cooking, but also decoration. Bell peppers are packed with vitamins including vitamin A and C, and do not lose their potency when cooked. Although bell peppers take much longer to grow from seeds than other vegetables, they will yield several peppers on... »

Raising Rabbits: A Beginner’s Guide

Raising Rabbits: A Beginner’s Guide

If you’re interested in raising animals in your backyard, raising rabbits are a great place to start. They’re easy to take care of, they’re usually docile and they don’t take many resources. In return, they’ll provide you with a supply of inexpensive rabbit meat. Even with just a small amount of space you can easily keep a small group of these simple to care for animals. While rabbit meat isn’t th... »

Goats: The Perfect Backyard Animal

Goats: The Perfect Backyard Animal

Goats have been called the perfect backyard animal. Why’s that? It has to do with a lot of things: their adaptability, their ease of care, and even their intelligence. Many backyard farmers love raising goats, but they’re not quite for everyone. Here’s a brief overview of some of the high and low points of raising goats. One of the best things about keeping goats is how adaptable they are. They ca... »

Why Raising Chickens Is A Great Idea

Why Raising Chickens Is A Great Idea

Although having a chicken coop in your backyard was banned from most large cities and their surrounding suburbs, those regulations have changed a lot in recent years. While some cities still have bans in place, others have decided to allow it as long as your yard meets certain size requirements and your neighbors do not complain. Why the sudden change? People have grown tired of having to buy week... »

Work Gloves: An Item For Your Bug Out Bag

Work Gloves: An Item For Your Bug Out Bag

It’s always a good idea to put a pair of work gloves in your bug out bag.  If you’re caught in a survival situation you’re going to be using your hands and the last thing youneed is to get cut or have a hand full of blisters just waiting to burst and get infected. This is a simple one and I won’t go into detail – it should be self explanatory. I just decided to throw ... »