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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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Learn the Basics of Trench Composting

This practice of making compost in the ground has existed for a long time, but it’s new to many people. Here’s how trench composting works.

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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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How to Choose Dairy Sheep for Your Farm

If you love tasty milk as well as incredible homemade cheese and yogurt, consider getting dairy ewes. Here are things to consider before you buy.