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Farming + Rural Living
Farming + Rural Living

Living with the Modern Goose

The modern goose was domesticated as far back as 5,000 years ago, but they still retain some wild qualities. Unlike some domestic chicken and duck breeds, geese are seasonal egg layers. They can lay up to a hundred eggs a season. A goose Read More

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Sustainable Living
Sustainable Living

How Do Straw Bale Gardens Work?

We’ve been enthusiastically talking about Straw Bale Gardening for a while now – Joel Karsten started a revolution for gardeners everywhere, and his ground-breaking methods (that don’t actually involve breaking literal ground!) have Read More

Square Foot Gardening High-Value Veggies. Photo: Paul Markert
Gardening
Gardening

10 Best Vegetables to Grow with Kids

One of the best ways to encourage healthy eating habits for kids is to bring them into the garden, introducing them to the sensory experience, patience, play, and reward of nurturing a plant from seed to plate. Experiencing vegetables as a Read More

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Gardening
Gardening

How to Harden Off Seedlings

When you start your own seeds, it typically involves beginning them indoors where the climate is controlled and the young seedlings are protected. Then, when they’re strong enough and the weather is right, you transplant them outside Read More

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Pets + Animals
Pets + Animals

What to do When One of Your Chickens Isn’t Eating

The two factors that will most govern the success you enjoy with your backyard chickens are the quality of the feed you give them and your ability to maintain a constant supply of fresh and clean drinking water. Appetite is a useful Read More

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Gardening
Gardening

How to Plant and Grow Spinach

When you hear the word spinach, what image pops into your mind? From salads to Popeye’s muscles and everything in between, versatility is the key word when talking about spinach. It can be eaten raw, steamed, added to pasta dishes, and used Read More

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Farming + Rural Living
Farming + Rural Living

6 Unique and Rare Tractors

Over the many years of farming there have been many different types of tractors produced.They came in all shapes and sizes to better perform the tasks each individual farmer might need. Like anything, some models were a huge success, while Read More

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Farming + Rural Living
Farming + Rural Living

5 Winter Survival Tips

Getting through the winter can be tough, but these tips and tricks from the Mother Earth News Almanac will help alleviate some stress around the house. 1. Use newspapers to back carpet A thick layer of newspaper under a rug keeps Read More

Model 30-1942
Engine: 4-cylinder, vertical, inline, overhead valve
Bore and stroke: 3.44×4.13 in.
Displacement: 153 ci., gasoline fuel
Power: 22 drawbar hp, 30 PTO hp; 3-plow rating
Transmission: 4f-1r, or 8f-2r
Top speed: 10–12 mph
Weight: 3,609 lb. NTTL# 382
Farming + Rural Living
Farming + Rural Living

6 Classic Cockshutt Tractors

James G. Cockshutt started the Cockshutt Plow Company of Brantford, Ontario, in 1877. The family managed the business until 1957. The Cockshutt company made a lot of farming equipment as well, but their tractors were by far their best Read More

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Farming + Rural Living
Farming + Rural Living

Using Existing Structures for Chicken Coops

There are many benefits to raising your own chicken. Taking care of chicken though, is like any other pet. You have to prepare a place for them to live, know what food they can eat, and learn how to shelter them from the elements. Backyard Read More

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Pets + Animals
Pets + Animals

The Backyard Field Guide to Chickens: Java Chicken

Need a comprehensive overview of every breed of chicken ‘round the world, plus tried-and-true insight into raising your own flock? Author Christine Heinrichs has got you covered. The Backyard Field Guide to Chickens is a photo-filled Read More