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8 Must Have Cover and Compost Crops For Your Garden and Homestead

As I wrote in my first post on Cindy Conner’s Cover Crops and Compost Crops IN Your Garden DVD, I highly recommend anyone wanting to grow cover crops in their garden to get this DVD.  In this post, I share … Continue reading

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Tillage Radish Cover Crop Update Five

Here’s update number five in my Tillage Radish cover crop experiment.  Winter is in full swing at the end of December.  The radish foliage has pretty much died completely and the tubers are starting to rot although the bigger ones are … Continue reading

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Tillage Radish Cover Crop Update Four

Here’s update number four in my Tillage Radish experiment this year.  The pictures below were taken last week. We’ve had many nights in the low 30’s, high 20’s but still some fairly warm days and nights for this time of … Continue reading

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Comfrey: Great Source of Homegrown Food for Farm Animals

Within the midst of fall, the vegetation around our mini-farm makes its last burst of growth before winter comes on. Our comfrey is no exception. As I posted before, I love comfrey, and no homestead should be without it especially … Continue reading

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Tillage Radish Cover Crop Update Three

Here’s the third update on the tillage radish cover crop beds.  It’s been four weeks since the last update, and the radishes are about two feet tall with tubers ranging from two to three inches in diameter.  Some tubers are … Continue reading

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Cayuga Ducks

Emma began raising five Cayuga ducks these last several days that we got from our friends the Traynor’s.   She had been looking to raise some pets after we gave our pet guinea pig “Rosie” to some friends.  Ducks were her … Continue reading

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