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how to build a duck pond
Duck
Nicky Ellis

How To Build A Duck Pond & Keep It Clean?

There are many different kinds of ponds that you can build for your ducks, and doing so can be pretty easy. If you have the space to build a large, natural pond, it will involve digging by hand or using a backhoe to dig out space you wish to convert into a pond. Begin by

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how do you feed ducks and chickens together
Duck
Nicky Ellis

Can Ducks And Chickens Live Together?

While it is possible for ducks and chickens to coexist, there are a few conditions that need to be met to keep them happy. In this article, we answer some frequently asked questions about the differences and similarities between ducks and chickens and provide sound advice on helping them to cohabitate. Can ducks and chickens

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how to use duck eggs
Duck
Nicky Ellis

How To Use Duck Eggs: Duck Eggs Recipes

Duck eggs are larger, thicker shelled and more flavorful than chicken eggs. Their deep yellow/orange yolks take up more space in the shell, so they are also a better source of omega 3 fatty acids, vitamin A and “good” cholesterol. In this article, we discuss the use of duck eggs in cooking and baking. Read

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what does a baler do on a farm
Baler
Sam Ellis

What Does A Baler Do On A Farm?

Cutting and raking a crop is only half of the battle. A baler is necessary to take those harvested crops and make them more convenient to transport, store, and/or sell. Without a baler, farming could be a lot more labor-intensive, to say the least. But, knowing whether or not your farm or homestead is ready

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how to calm bees without smoke
Bees
Nicky Ellis

How To Calm Bees Without Smoke?

Smoke is the traditional way to keep bees calm, and beekeepers have been using this method for many centuries. Even so, there are many reasons for not wanting to use smoke around your farm or homestead. In this article, we discuss some alternate and safer methods for keeping your bees calm (including the video below).

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how to make a candy board for bees
Bees
Nicky Ellis

How To Make A Candy Board For Bees?

In the wintertime, bees rely on the honey that they have made and stored in order to survive the cold weather. During the coldest months, bees cluster together in a ball to keep warm. They generate heat by vibrating their bodies, and this activity is very energy consuming. That’s why it’s so important that the

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top perennials & annuals for bees
Bees
Nicky Ellis

17 Best Flowers For Honeybees And Other Helpful Pollinators

Populations of all sorts of bees are declining at an alarming rate, and this endangers production of food for people and all creatures on earth. Surprisingly, individual gardeners can help with this problem significantly by making bee-friendly plant choices. In this article, we discuss the importance of planting ornamental, fruit and vegetable crops that are

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why keep bees calm
Bees
Nicky Ellis

How To Attract A Swarm Of Bees And Keep Them?

There are quite a few factors and specific conditions that encourage bees to swarm. If you are in search of a swarm of honeybees to bring home, you need to understand these factors and conditions. In this article, we discuss what makes bees swarm, how you can find them; how to attract a swarm of

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farm tasks are many and varied
Starting
Nicky Ellis

How Much Does It Cost To Start A Farm?

How much does it cost to get started in farming these days? There is no simple answer to this question. Your startup costs depend on many variables including the country or state where you live, the amount of land that you want, the crops and livestock you intend to keep and much more. In this

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best wood chipper for small farm
Maintaining
Sam Ellis

How To Choose The Best Wood Chipper For Small Farm?

If you live on a farm, you probably have to deal with a lot of wood. From chopping down trees that are in the wrong place, to dealing with large quantities of wood, to removing fallen limbs, you will probably find that you have to process a lot of different types of wood! If you

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how to make sunflower oil
Sunflower
Nicky Ellis

How To Make Sunflower Oil In Your Homestead?

Sunflower oil is an incredibly useful addition to a store cupboard. You can use it for cooking, for making salad dressings, for preserving foods, as well as a few other purposes such as home made beauty treatments and supplements for pet food. Sunflower oil is healthy, as it contains significant amounts of vitamin E, along

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