Weekend Homsteader: February
to the resources page for the February
edition of Weekend
Homesteader! Feel free to leave comments on this page to let
know what you loved or hated about the ebook, or to share your
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ebook a try.
Stocking up on dried goods
of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints food warehouses
--- Some people report that anyone is welcome to buy bulk goods at the
low prices offered at these church facilities while others say you need
to come with a member of the church. Your best bet is to follow
the link to find out if there is a warehouse in your area, then call
ahead to determine their policies.
--- Visit your state's extension service website for variety
recommendations and information on local disease and pest problems.
Homesteader: May ---
Learn to make a kill mulch to start a no-till garden in minutes.
--- Sun-dried fruit leather is a low tech project that requires only a
blender, cookie sheet, and hot car.
Strawberry freezer jam
--- This recipe doesn't require you to cook your fruit, so they come
out of the freezer just as fresh and brimming with flavor as they were
when you picked them.
--- If you ever get sick of eating your homegrown strawberries fresh,
you can turn them into a gourmet dessert with the addition of some rich
brownies and whipped cream.
--- Learn the chemistry and biology of mulch so you'll know which type
of mulch to use in each part of your garden.
WWOOF --- This organization
matches up people interested in learning about agriculture with organic
ATTRA has a list of sustainable
farming internships and apprenticeships in the U.S.
Bringing your chickens home
--- Last month's ebook walked you through building a chicken tractor or
coop and pasture.
Resources for comparing
chicken breeds include:
Alternative chicken feed
experiments with homegrown feed --- If you want to make your birds
even healthier, check out some of these ways of growing nutritious food
for your flock.
Small-Scale Poultry Flock
--- Harvery Ussery's book is the best source for in depth information
about raising earthworms and black soldier fly larvae for your crop as
well as providing them food from the vegetable garden.
Avian Aqua Miser --- Our poop-free chicken
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Craigs List --- This is a good source
for finding locals selling chickens.
to introduce your dog to chickens --- Make sure your dog gets
off on the right foot by learning to protect your new flock.