How to Make an Electric Fence Step by Step

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At their best, electric fences are inexpensive, effective, and flexible. They can make permanent boundaries around or within a property. Electric fences can also be set up on a short-term basis to protect special crops or vulnerable animals, and they can also be used to create rotational grazing systems to maximize pasture yield. Fences work … Read more How to Make an Electric Fence Step by Step

Brush Hogging 101 – Everything You Need to Know

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Maintaining quality pastures and hay fields, as well as “grubbing” wooded survival homesteads to create more grazing and gardening space requires diligent tending to the land. Brush hogging livestock areas and woodlots is the primary way to rid the area of weeds that choke out grass growth, and to clear the land for agricultural use. … Read more Brush Hogging 101 – Everything You Need to Know

How to Make a Dirt-Cheap, Predator-Proof Chicken Run

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The chicken run, the hangout of your feathered friends. It serves as protection for your flock, and also encourages natural behavior to allowing them freedom and entertainment. It is always best to customize and build the run that will suit your birds. You need to take into consideration the size of your flock before building … Read more How to Make a Dirt-Cheap, Predator-Proof Chicken Run

How to Needle Felt Animals, Dolls, and so Much More

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Needle felting is a completely no-tech and super low cost crafting “habit.” I opted against using the word hobby to describe needle felting, because once you pick up a piece of wool and the proper needle, it is almost impossible not to get addicted. I discovered needle felting accidentally when browsing Pinterest and ETSY for … Read more How to Needle Felt Animals, Dolls, and so Much More

Cheap DIY Chicken Coop – Turn a Rabbit Hutch into a Hen House

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Building a chicken coop doesn’t have to cost either a lot of money or a lot of time. This DIY chicken coop is predator-proof, extremely spacious, takes only a full day to create, and costs less than $300. If you have scrap wood and/or wire stockpiled on your homestead, the cost of building this rabbit … Read more Cheap DIY Chicken Coop – Turn a Rabbit Hutch into a Hen House

DIY Natural Homemade Sunscreen: Protect Your Skin Without Harsh Chemicals

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I can clearly remember being a little girl and my mother slathering sunscreen on the skin of my sisters and I. All of us had, and continue to have, very fair skin so sunscreen was extremely important. Honestly, though, even if you have darker skin that doesn’t burn as easily, you should still protect yourself … Read more DIY Natural Homemade Sunscreen: Protect Your Skin Without Harsh Chemicals