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Most Profitable Farm Animals For A Small Farm

  Do you have a few acres or are you looking to purchase a small homestead? Raising farm animals for a profit with a few acres is a different endeavor than if you have hundreds of acres to raise large herds of animals. Check out this article on the most profitable livestock to raise if …

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9 Reasons Your Goats are Scratching and What to Do About It

Some of my fences are stretched and bent from the excessive rubbing of my goats scratching against the fences. Some goats scratch against things more often than other goats. Goats, much like other domestic animals often scratch for various reasons. Sometimes they scratch just because they are goats, and that is what goats do. Other …

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Best Animals for self-sufficiency

Top 10 Best Farm Animals For Self Sufficiency

  Like many of you, I have wanted to achieve greater self-sufficiency. It is hard to become completely self-sufficient without raising certain farm animals. But, What farm animals are the best animals for self-sufficiency? The answer depends on what needs your family has and what your available resources are. Which animals are better will depend …

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8 Best Farm Animals For Pets: Friendly Farm Animals For Kids

My husband grew up in one of the largest cities in the world. So, it is still somewhat a wonder to him that our kids raise several farm animals as pets on our homestead. Goats, turkeys, chickens, ducks, sheep, rabbits, and cows are but a few of the farm animals that we’ve enjoyed as pets. …

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Best farm animals you can raise in your backyard

12 Farm Animals You Can Keep In Your Backyard

  Before I moved to rural Idaho, I had 0.24 of an acre. Some people assume that you can’t own a farm animal because you only have a backyard. That isn’t true. There are 12 great farm animals that you can own in most city backyards. What farm animals can you keep in your backyard? …

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What Is The Best Animal To Control Grass?

Five years ago, I moved into a house with several acres, including at least ½ acre of lawn. I wondered what the best animals are to control grass. So I checked and found five animals that are great at controlling grass and weeds. Then I put them to the test. Here are the results.  What …

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