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Living Off the Grid: Learn Milking by Hand

You can have homegrown milk, cheese and yogurt in many varieties with suitable small-farm dairy cattle, goat and sheep breeds. Here are the basics on the animals and milking.

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6 Duck Breeds to Raise for Eggs

If you’re ready to expand beyond chickens for producing eggs and add other layer poultry to your farm, consider these duck breeds.

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Learn the Fundamentals of Animals & Fiber

Many animals produce fiber, including sheep, goats, alpaca, rabbits, bison and musk ox. Here’s a guide to the types and qualities that come from various sources.